ThyssenKrupp says lifts could move in several directions around a building
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15 Secs: Are 'Willy Wonka' lifts possible

A German firm is proposing a lift that can move like the fictional "glass elevator" in the children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

ThyssenKrupp says its lift could potentially pick someone up in a car park and navigate the contours of a building to take them to their office floor.

It estimates it could move lifts through a lift shaft every 15 to 30 seconds.

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