Paternoster Lifts: Cyclic Chain Elevators With No Buttons, Doors or Stops - 99% Invisible
A paternoster lift lacks most of the essential qualities we associate with elevators; it never stops for passengers and features no doors or buttons in its compartments or on the various floors it services. Indeed, its cars do not even slow down to allow riders to enter or disembark. Despite its eccentric features, paternosters have a big fan base, which