Our cities are getting taller. Today there are more than 250 million elevators in use worldwide. So what are some of the vertical transportation trends and technologies helping designers reach new heights?

Technology A potential game-change is ThyssenKrupp’s cable-free elevator system.  The MULTI technology places linear motors in elevator cabins, allowing multiple cars and horizontal movement in a single shaft transforming how people can move inside a building. “After 160 years, we are moving away from the cable-dependent elevator. Buildings can now…