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Like a space fountain [link] but applied to the purpose of a terrestrial elevator, likely inside a building.
A previously known concept is for a fountain tower to have an
elevator that is lifted by direct interaction with the particle
stream, the same way the tower itself is supported. [link, anno]
Another previously known concept is for the elevator itself to be the fountain's top
station. This would
then be a fountain elevator inside a
non-fountain tower. [link, anno]
Alternatively, that same concept presumably could be implemented
using a water fountain
instead of a ferromagnetic particle fountain, for visual
effect (though in this embodiment it wouldn't be suitable
to support the building, and would be much less
Mentioned in idea [notexactly, Oct 24 2016]
Adjustable Height Platform
Prior art, which didn't mention the possibility of using it to transport people or cargo up and down, but only the possibility of using it to provide a platform at an adjustable height [notexactly, Oct 24 2016]
||Turns out the Wikipedia article mentions the exact
concept that was the first one I described in my idea, as
quoted below, so I have adjusted the idea.
||// The elevators that would take payloads up the space
fountain could conceivably ride up tracks on the tower
structure using electrical power supplied by the tower,
treating the space fountain solely as a mechanical
support. A more attractive option would be to design the
tower structure so the elevator cars can interact directly
with the projectile streams themselves, and not couple
to the tower structure at all. In this manner the
momentum needed to raise the elevator car up against
the Earth's gravity would come directly from the
projectile stream. //
||Fountain to me implies water. My other acct did something like this
once - cough!
||// Fountain to me implies water. //
||// Alternatively, that same concept presumably could be
implemented using a water fountain //
||// My other acct did something like this once - cough! //
||Turns out when I adjusted the idea to not be the same as
the first prior art I already cited, I inadvertently made it
the same as the
second prior art I already cited, so I have again adjusted the