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Date: 08/10/09 01:30 PM

72 Responses to Escalator Design Fail [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    Link: Escalator Design Fail - I don`t think the engineer of this escalator understood the functionality of the device.
  2. Profile photo of Learjetguy
    Learjetguy Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    That`d be funny if the handrail turned. That would be most impractical. Or, it could drag you up the steps if you held tight enough.
  3. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    "Escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience."
  4. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    ahaha wow. what if someone actually stood there for a while to realise that the damn thing doesnt move?
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    "Escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience."

    Lol!!!! Thank you <3

  6. Profile photo of Astheroid
    Astheroid Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    That`s actually awesome.
  7. Profile photo of aboredfool
    aboredfool Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    "ahaha wow. what if someone actually stood there for a while to realise that the damn thing doesnt move?"

    i would :)

  8. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    Those clever scheming engineers are designing new ways to fool you into exercising.
  9. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    I`m going to assume the escalator either broke or was done this way because running it all the time ran the overhead for the building up to much.
  10. Profile photo of fghj
    fghj Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    design fail, or the coolest escalator ever
  11. Profile photo of Gomay
    Gomay Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    rofl nice way to trick people into standing in 1 spot for several minutes
  12. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    Haha, wonder if this is some gentle airport humour or if its run by dratwits?
  13. Profile photo of Mindless2164
    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    Took me a while to get it xD
  14. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    There was an escalator there, but it broke and the poor owners didn`t have the money or were just too lazy to replace it.

    Stupid fancylad... hating on engineers.

  15. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    lol, nice.
  16. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    mot a fail just funny, the engineer probably had a laugh at that
  17. Profile photo of RTG60
    RTG60 Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    lol subtle escalator humor.
  18. Profile photo of Superapearmy
    Superapearmy Male 18-29
    85 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    Nice.
  19. Profile photo of IABbrandon
    IABbrandon Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    lol....geez.
  20. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    lol fail
  21. Profile photo of Smokeylove11
    Smokeylove11 Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    Maybe just sit on the rail? :3
  22. Profile photo of Trixxie
    Trixxie Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    lmao!!! wow...
  23. Profile photo of SHadowT1988
    SHadowT1988 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    am I the only one who was like... uhm I don`t get it ... until I read the comments lol
  24. Profile photo of jdillard
    jdillard Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    "There was an escalator there, but it broke and the poor owners didn`t have the money or were just too lazy to replace it."

    If the escalator broke why would you replace it with stairs? Just leave as it is and it will be stairs.

  25. Profile photo of Habute
    Habute Male 18-29
    256 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    Damn it ... this escalator is broken again, when are they going to fix this!?
  26. Profile photo of 600R3d
    600R3d Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    lets make a reverse escalator where the escalator stays still and the people move... wait... crap.
  27. Profile photo of adfarenheit
    adfarenheit Female 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    they probably turn into a slide when you press a button. weeeee.
  28. Profile photo of Charlai
    Charlai Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    You`re doing it wrong.
  29. Profile photo of heyder87
    heyder87 Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    well said jdillard. my thoughts exactly. :-D
  30. Profile photo of tp1212
    tp1212 Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    "they probably turn into a slide when you press a button. weeeee."
    there is another one with rocket powered bathtubs to get back up again.
  31. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    They need more of these in America
  32. Profile photo of rockcabbage
    rockcabbage Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    i can picture some american walking on this thing and just standing there like "what the f*ck?!"
  33. Profile photo of OverTheMoo
    OverTheMoo Female 18-29
    460 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    I actually think it`s pretty amazing. A lot of Americans are really lazy nowadays, they could use the exersise ^_^
  34. Profile photo of Qtee_mo
    Qtee_mo Female 18-29
    414 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    hahaha lazynessness
  35. Profile photo of ohlax
    ohlax Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    HAHA thats such a m*nd f*ck especially if thats at a mall or something your tired of walking and your just like yes a little less walking and then your like sh*t I give up on life
  36. Profile photo of lightingbug
    lightingbug Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    Geez, lay off Americans,guys. We`re not ALL lazy. And there are plenty of lazy people in other countries, too.
  37. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    An escalator can never break. It can only become stairs.
  38. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    August 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    I wonder how many people step on the first step and then just stand there? Love to see a time-lapse video lol.
  39. Profile photo of coldCanuck
    coldCanuck Male 13-17
    296 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    "Geez, lay off Americans,guys. We`re not ALL lazy. And there are plenty of lazy people in other countries, too. "
    Not in Canada, you barely have time to sit down, from working as a lumberjack to using you dogsled and shoveling your igloo`s walkway, the only spare time you have in Canada is you goverment granteed maple-syrup-drink-break but that lasts only 45 mins
  40. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    A lot of the people calling Americans lazy are from America. Self-loathing, anyone? Or is it so cool now to trash America that we do it to ourselves?

    I`m not worried though. We`ve been kind of jerks lately, but if Germany can regain its reputation...

  41. Profile photo of sunsetxluv22
    sunsetxluv22 Female 13-17
    414 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    "Not in Canada, you barely have time to sit down, from working as a lumberjack to using you dogsled and shoveling your igloo`s walkway, the only spare time you have in Canada is you goverment granteed maple-syrup-drink-break but that lasts only 45 mins "

    ha. stereotypes FTW

  42. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    "Not in Canada, you barely have time to sit down, from working as a lumberjack to using you dogsled and shoveling your igloo`s walkway, the only spare time you have in Canada is you goverment granteed maple-syrup-drink-break but that lasts only 45 mins"

    I love you have my children. o-o

  43. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    lol. ive never seen a dogsled or an igloo before.
  44. Profile photo of ceener
    ceener Male 13-17
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    August 10, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    WTF!!! Who disigned that piece of crap. I meen seriously!!! God they must be a bunch of idiots!
    )-|
  45. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    ""There was an escalator there, but it broke and the poor owners didn`t have the money or were just too lazy to replace it."

    If the escalator broke why would you replace it with stairs? Just leave as it is and it will be stairs."

    Maybe when it broke, the escalator steps were free to move so that you couldn`t make any headway going up; however, you could coast down, provided there weren`t too many people on it, which would make it go really fast, and then they`d all crash in a bloody heap at the bottom, and then they`d all sue the airport for not putting in stairs. Then they put in the stairs. Yeah, I bet that`s exactly what happened. ;-/

  46. Profile photo of DeathDefy877
    DeathDefy877 Male 13-17
    403 posts
    August 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    Uber!
  47. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 12:00 am
    OldOllie, I`d say it was the other way around - broken escalator could easily be locked to not move at all. More likely, the plans called for an escalator but the budget ran short, so until they get more money, a temporary staircase occupies the escalator space.
  48. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 12:03 am
    lol, please say you lot have worked it out by now!!!

    It`s TWO escalators- one either side of the stairs - you`re seeing the right rail of the left one and the left rail of the right one.

  49. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 12:21 am
    > beternal

    You DID actually look at the photo, right? So you`re saying the left side is the right side, and the right side is the wrong side?

  50. Profile photo of Xyryn
    Xyryn Female 18-29
    98 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 12:33 am
    Ok, to settle this stupidity once and for all:

    THOSE ARE STAIRS.

    This is not the Matrix. There is no escalator. No matter how much you try to bend your mind the fact and reality is those are stairs. They put escalator railings on a set of stairs. Why? Who`s really going to admit to the "Why" here? NO ONE.

  51. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 12:39 am
    *facepalm facepalm facepalm*
  52. Profile photo of MissPengywin
    MissPengywin Male 13-17
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    August 11, 2009 at 2:04 am
    Thank you Xyryn! Some of these comments are just... Quite embarassing really!

  53. Profile photo of keatonatron
    keatonatron Male 18-29
    679 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 2:05 am
    Actually, I think it`s a stairway in between two escalators... the escalator on the left is under construction and covered with white panels, so you can`t see the other railing (and the second railing for the escalator on the right is out of the picture)
  54. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 2:09 am
    I`m saying there is an escalator on either side - you are seeing the handrail from each of them and assuming they go with the stairs in the middle.

    |----|=======|----|
    |----|=======|----|
    |----|=======|----|

    (esc)(stairs)(esc)

    -yes I am that bored that i drew it out for you lot :)

  55. Profile photo of Piglet101
    Piglet101 Female 13-17
    23 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 2:58 am
    OK whoever designed that REALLY has no concept of the fact that they r just stairs now pretending 2 b an escalator
  56. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 3:10 am
    no.. no... no you are all wrong... its obvious, the stair felt outdated just as a middle age man does, so he tries to fit in with the new escalomator-bobs and got himself some shiny new moving hip-hop handrails
  57. Profile photo of Eldricht
    Eldricht Male 18-29
    295 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 4:10 am
    Keaton, Beternal. No wrongo. Look close, the railing on the right side of the picture, on the other side of that, beside the stairs, or rather, if we go by what you think, in the path of the other escalator there is that blue and white stand. Not only that, but you can see tiled floor on either side, there are NO escalators.
  58. Profile photo of Itis
    Itis Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 4:32 am
    meh funny telling people you need to walk and move your body
  59. Profile photo of nonamewillfi
    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    August 11, 2009 at 6:25 am
    @beternal-
    if you took a look at the pic you`d realize how wrong you are
  60. Profile photo of theburford
    theburford Male 13-17
    117 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 7:00 am
    Would`ve been funnier if I`d seen it on my own :P
  61. Profile photo of Vipablaz
    Vipablaz Male 13-17
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    August 11, 2009 at 7:37 am
    This took me a while i was looking at the sign then I actually looked at the escalator and understood

    and lol @alfietoons comment

  62. Profile photo of Wey_Pooh
    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 8:34 am
    lol I hope that was done on purpose and it wasn`t just some horrible mistake.
  63. Profile photo of Blankcheck
    Blankcheck Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 8:34 am
    "I`m saying there is an escalator on either side - you are seeing the handrail from each of them and assuming they go with the stairs in the middle."

    Unless aparations are using the "escalator" on the left, that wall seems pretty solid to me. (either that, or its the new giant white step design i`ve been hearing so much about.)

  64. Profile photo of StudentOfMan
    StudentOfMan Male 40-49
    346 posts
    August 11, 2009 at 9:47 am
    Seems like much ado about nothing.
  65. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 10:07 am
    maybe the escalator broke so much they just gave up fixing it. as Mitch Hedberg said, "and escalator can never break, it can only become stairs"
  66. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    August 11, 2009 at 10:57 am
    I wish it was in belgium but it takes place in France.SNCF
  67. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 11:19 am
    lol @ blank check and good quote gn0m3...i liked it...=)
  68. Profile photo of Monday
    Monday Male 13-17
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    August 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    If the handrails move that would be even weirder
  69. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    lmao
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    stevenash Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    Someone from France go check...:D....but usually if an escalator is under repair they won`t put white box over it...usually just close off the entrance and exit...:D
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    D3vil3a7er Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2009 at 2:12 am
    Mk, to clear everything up (if you choose to listen to me, that is) this is at a health clinic. It`s an attempt at a joke. I saw this on another site, and someone said it was at a health clinic near them, and 2 or 3 others confirmed it.
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    turtledude11 Female 13-17
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    August 17, 2009 at 9:32 am
    HAHAHA. NOW I UNDERSTAND...

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