Emily Nonko

Emily Nonko is a writer based in New York, where she covers architecture, design, and real estate.

Cross-section of a building showing a rendering of the elevator traveling sideways

Can This Elevator Help Designers Sidestep Tall-Building Problems?

Thyssenkrupp’s design travels horizontally and diagonally, in addition to up and down, freeing up square footage that would otherwise be commandeered for a shaft. But is it a whole new mode of transit?