Why: On reddit, "And we rode it for 30 straight minutes":
(Those faces in Panel 4 mean "me gusta.")
I don't get it. Do the compartments just go up and down without ever stopping?
Answer: There are many small open compartments moving slowly in a loop!
few dozen still in operation.
The More You Know: The name "paternoster" comes from the first two words in the Lord's Prayer in Latin: "Our Father." This is because the cyclical shape of the elevator is similar to the shape of rosary beads used as an aid in reciting prayers.