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  • "He concluded that he must be on the thirteenth floor, and that, this being an express elevator, there was no egress from the shaft anywhere for many stories up or down. (Such a shaft is known as a blind hoistway.)"

    The New Yorker, Up and then Down: The Lives of Elevators, by Nick Paumgarten, April 21, 2008

    April 17, 2008

  • Hoistway ... every building should have a word as good as this. Especially a blind one :-)

    April 17, 2008