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The 100 Escalators Building's sole purpose is to house the
100 escalators that connect its many floors together and
form a type of 3 dimensional maze. The exact number of
floors is not revealed and is very hard to determine.
Everyone entering is required to wear a clean white
These are the rules.
Some escalators only go up one floor. Some go up two
floors. This is the same for going down. Being a
building, on each floor there are corridors to be
negotiated. Some of these end up with blank walls. Some
terminate in down elevators after you have just come
Some terminate in up elevators after you have come
At certain times, random elevators come slowly to a halt
then reverse their direction of travel. A relentless calm
voice repeats a series of totally unsequenced double
numbers.... 34, 48, 72, 16, 92, 53, 43, 11, 12, 67... This
audible throughout the entire building at a constant
There is lots of glass and many mirrors in The 100
Building. The floors are all numbered, but the numbers
digital displays, so they keep changing. You can spend a
long time inside, watching others going up and down as
you do the same, walking around trying to get
listening to the numbers; seeing people moving between
floors as the escalators cross each other.
On the top floor there is a café, which can be reached if
the right sequence is achieved. Those who reach the
are presented with a white badge on which a lenticular
image of a walking person is printed. A long string of
code on the
circumference makes each badge unique.
Subsequent wearing of these badges brings membership
an exclusive club. After a month the image on the badge
||It sounds very homely. We would like this. [+].
||Extra notional croissant if the structure is a Cube.
||A question: "Who is Number One ? ".
||(We deduce that you are Number Two, or at least - based on the evidence - *a* number two).
||And no, we're not telling you why we resigned.
||It could be a cube on the outside. I thought you
might like to run the café, in a similar role to that
of the bar man in the Shining.
||My god... it's beautiful...
||Whoa, I got 34,000 steps today...
||I don't actually know what Cube II or Cube I is, but
will look up - American TV series? I got the idea
while sitting in the top floor café of a Debenhams
store, from where you can stare down at the 4
floors of overlapping escalators.
||Smart, but to run this globally, 100 has to be reduced to the average lift number and choosing buildings with multiple tenants with differing fit-out aesthetics.
||Globally? ha - Let me know how you get on with the construction, fit-outs and launch.
||I see you misunderstand because i didn't word it out enough . The 100 elevation building would be the jewel in the crown of this global maze enterprise and built when all the cash comes rolling in from using stock standard office buildings as mazes in the empty weekends.
||What happens at closing time?
||//What happens at closing time?//
||Either maze workers close up early locking in lost mazers as office worker fodder or a team run around showing the quickest exit and hand a discount to complete.
||I loathe that movie with all the loathing that remains in my shriveled heart. The movie is trite, predictable, void of any plot beyond "guess who dies next", infested with gory little moments that add nothing, pretentious, just ew. I suspect most people who like it just agree with the politics it pushes.