Rundle Mall Glass Lifts sign now

To whom it may concern,

We, the undersigned, have been disappointed to discover that in the iconic glass lifts in Rundle Mall, there are now signs which read

Joyrides are prohibited in this building!
These lifts are for business use only. Trespassers will be prosecuted.
Central Management.

The reason for our disappointment is that Adelaide has so few tourist attractions, and the lifts have been an unofficial one since the lifts were installed. The official loss of yet another activity to do with visiting friends is very regrettable and nowhere else is it so easy to show a panoramic view of Rundle Street.

We respectfully request that you reconsider and allow the use of your glass lifts by tourists.

We realise that lifts require maintenance, cleaning and power, that the staff and patrons of the building must also use the lifts, and that some people are probably using them irresponsibly with no supervision. However were hoping that the benefit to the city and our already diminishing set of tourist attractions might outweigh that.

Having external glass lifts and only allowing them to be used for business purposes is missing an opportunity, both for you and for the city. We urge you to change your view of it from an inconvenience to a positive feature of your building, regardless of current signs or previous discouragement. There are many examples world wide of business oriented transport systems or privately owned architectural features that double as tourist attractions with little to no inconvenience to the owners or patrons.

We suggest that alternatives to the current sign and attitude are available. If you do not wish to simply remove the sign and return to old ways, a new sign requesting that people not use the lifts except for business purposes between certain times when staff and patrons most need the lifts could prevent inconvenience. Keeping one lift open for tourism as well as business, is an option. A donation box or a minor sponsorship could also assist you. A sponsorship and a plaque reading These lifts are provided to you by [company name] could be a valuable contribution to the lifts maintenance, and allow you to continue to contribute to Adelaides tourism industry, in an official capacity.

We urge you to take the better option rather than the easier one.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Latest Signatures

  • 30 December 2015100. Jessica B
    I think the glass lifts are an iconic part of Rundle Mall and to take away people's view of the street offered by them is a disgrace. There is a far easier way to go about this.
  • 16 December 201599. Travis Mercado
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 201598. Lisa M
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 201597. Beris E
    oh please reconsider the use of this icon! Surely there are other options.
  • 30 October 201596. Dani Garza
    I support this petition
  • 07 October 201595. E G
    a great view for tourists looking at Adelaide.
  • 01 October 201594. William R
    the renaissance centre management just dont understand. its a tradition for many people to ride those elevators. whats more important then tradition
  • 14 August 201593. Rhiannon J
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 201592. Star Tate
    I support this petition
  • 29 July 201591. Nelle M
    I support this petition
  • 20 July 201590. Dimity P
    it gives us a disney land type approach to our rundle mall, beats the myer center lifts.
  • 15 July 201589. Sarah Riley
    I support this petition
  • 05 June 201588. Daniel K
    They're Fun!
  • 02 June 201587. Sandy B
    I support this petition
  • 31 May 201586. Matthew W
    I support this petition
  • 18 May 201585. Ashley W
    I support this petition
  • 18 May 201584. Rachel T
    The lifts were intended to be a tourist attraction when Joe Emmanuel had them built in the early 1980's. Please don't ban the general public and tourists from using them!
  • 15 May 201583. Hannah P
    I support this petition
  • 08 May 201582. Kim Goodman
    I support this petition
  • 21 April 201581. Benjamin P
    I support this petition
  • 17 April 201580. Brett S
    I support this petition
  • 05 April 201579. Shannon G
    I support this petition
  • 18 March 201578. Juergen Dk
    Don't go overboard with your forbidding signs. We are not in Nazi Germany.
  • 17 March 201577. Catherine Santos
    I support this petition
  • 25 February 201576. Matt W
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 201575. Aidan W
    I support this petition
  • 06 February 201574. B A
    how are they going to differentiate business from pleasure? isn't this a mild form of discrimination, based on a subjective criteria? bad decision, peoples... bad decision.

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Megan HesterBy:
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Petition target:
Renaissance Centre Central Management et al.


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