A data map showing that the vast majority of elevators on campus have expired permits across both residential and non-residential buildings. Graphic by Mark Allen Cu | The Stanford Daily
A data map showing that the vast majority of elevators on campus have expired permits across both residential and non-residential buildings. Graphic by Mark Allen Cu | The Stanford Daily

94% of elevators on campus have expired permits

Investigation finds only 14 comply with the California Code of Regulations.


Members of the disability community told The Daily that broken elevators significantly impair their daily lives. Adri Kornfein ’25 recalled having a “difficult” experience when she lived in Meier during her sophomore year. She uses crutches and lived on the third floor, relying on the building’s single elevator to travel to and from her room. That elevator, Kornfein said, was broken for half of the two quarters she lived in Meier. Read more…


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