Washington, DC

“Dear PoP,

I thought some of your readers might be as enraged as I by the situation in the Reeve’s Center on 14th/U, documented in the attached photo. They have shut down the escalators, supposedly to save energy. Yet, it is not at all clear where the alternative, human-powered vertical circulation options are located. Every person I observed took the power-hungry elevators. I had to search for a stairwell, only to end up in the confusing bowels of the building.”

That is odd. Shouldn’t they just turn off the escalators and let people walk/up down them? Do you think turning off the escalators is a good way of conserving energy?


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