These pictures don't look entirely too convincing that some old and well-running elevators are going to last much longer:
Also, Biochemistry Hall, home of a well-known original Kimball Bros. elevator, is gone. The building has been demolished and construction on its replacement is underway.
An article from UNL's newsroom mentioned that Manter Hall is undergoing a massive renovation of its first floor, and elevator work is included in the plans.
UPDATE 10/21/2015: Right elevator modded, left elevator mod in progress.
I have already released the video about the Central City Garage's elevators and that they got modernized.
I mentioned in my 2014 review the Nebraska History Museum, which is going under a massive renovation now, which started too soon as I have not filmed the elevators there. They are Dover bottom-drive traction elevators with Armor fixtures and insane classic leveling. It is scheduled to be finished in 2016. Odds are the elevators are...history.
I also got the opportunity to travel to Omaha and film elevators on both UNO's and Creighton's campuses, and almost EVERYTHING was a slap-on mod!
Now I don't entirely like the fact that elevator enthusiasts on the East coast upload almost only vintage elevators, and occasional new ones. On the plus side though, this goes to show that the economy is picking up on my side (west) of the Mississippi river, and there is a trend among building owners to upgrade and make buildings look less dated. It's also possible that parts for older elevators suddenly became unavailable. But whatever the reason, there are still vintage elevators that exist. I have been fortunate enough to find a couple old elevators in good condition, as well as a few that have been restored, rather than modernized. But in some cases, it's best to have a well-running modded elevator than a crappy vintage one. Most vintage elevators will last longer than many modern elevators will, and that's always good news for this who can't afford a mod. Also, we've had a couple restorations too, one of which will be out before the end of the year.
Finally, do not lose hope on vintage elevators if you have a hard time finding them. They hide very well, and come up in the least expected of places (e.g. Quality Inn Airport). And think about this: In 10-20 years, Dover Impulse will be a vintage elevator fixture!