Did you know that there’s a book roller coaster/train in The New York Public Library? Me neither! Apparently it’s a revamping of the old system of convener belts that were used to transfer books around the 8 story building. It’s either we’re so modern, or wages are so expensive (thanks mandated $15/hr minimum wage), that they felt the need to automate this age old process of replacing books where they belong.
This morning we got a sneak peek of the @nypl’s new “Book Train”. The conveyor, which covers about 950 feet of track, will take 25 cars roughly five mins to travel from the starting point (deep underground in the catacombs of the library) to its final destination in one of the library’s main reading rooms. Look out for @cherlynnstagram’s story soon on Engadget.com! 📚 🚂 #nyc #NewYorkPublicLibrary #tech #technology #hyperlapse #books #howitsmade #transportation #booktrain #trains #libraries