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September 8, 2017

Paternoster elevator open in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — Visitors to the rooftop terrace of a famous art nouveau building in Prague are getting a rare treat — a chance to ride in a cyclic elevator with no doors known as a paternoster.

Paternoster elevators were invented in the late 19th century, and only about 200 to 300 are still in use in central and eastern Europe.

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