Vacuum tube elevators are a great choice for any installation where money is no object, particularly for new construction where the hoistway can be planned ahead of time to include larger opening for the doors. While the system is beatiful (a “work of art that happens to carry passengers” according to some), quiet and smooth-riding, its price tag is easily two or three times that of a chain drive or hydraulic system.
- Visually stunning
- Great view from cab
- Very quiet
- Orders of magnitude more expensive than other drive types
- Requires an unusually large opening for the door