This Cable-Free Elevator Can Move Vertically and Horizontally

Ultra-ambitious German engineering collective ThyssenKrupp is quite literally elevating the concept of high-rise building transportation via an incredible cable-free elevator that is designed to move across both the horizontal and vertical planes.

These cable-free elevators are designed to use magnet-based systems said to be similar to those used in magnetically levitating trains. Far from just a concept on paper, this elevator is all set to be tested on a 246 meter high-rise test building.

In addition to offering a novel elevator experience and the ability to move building visitors and occupants to their destination in more efficient ways, this cable-free elevator also significantly removes the shackles that exist on architects' work, allowing them to embrace new form factors without being hindered by the limitations of traditional elevators.