moving staircase


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escalator, moving staircase, moving stairway

A power-driven, inclined, continuous stairway used for raising or lowering passengers.
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If he was like a man on a moving staircase moving inexorably to its final destination, it was the life he had chosen and it was not until his first collapse in 1982 that the pressures of it seemed quite so obvious as they do in retrospect.
In 1898, Harrods debuted Britain's first "moving staircase"- a wovenleather conveyor with a mahoganyand-silver glass balustrade.
During your three-minute loo escape, the kids all eat, and are shown to their dorms via the moving staircase and talking paintings.
Judge Nigel Howarth described the situation they found themselves in as ``a moving staircase going against them at a speed faster than he can run''.
If his Phantom Of The Opera was a musical about a chandelier, then this one seems to be the biography of a moving staircase.
It featured one of the first escalators in the country and was the first railway to feature such a moving staircase.
The moving staircase at posh Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh couldn't cope with the pressure of all the eager shoppers.
His museum in Hyderabad even boasts a scaled-down London bus and a moving staircase. There's also his mobile burger, a 13-inch drive-ins - and the world's tallest tricycle.
Who doesn't regularly jump on to a moving staircase rather than walk up a flight of steps?
This documentary examines people's darkest fears surrounding escalators by taking a look at some of the catastrophes involving the moving staircases and hearing from those who have been victims of accidents.
Purchasing several adjoining late medieval and Renaissance properties in the Oltrarno, Bardini literally deconstructed and rebuilt them, moving staircases, and other architectural elements, into what he envisaged as the optimum showcase for the art.