Guest Column: Goodbye – and good riddance – to 2103
It’s that time again. A brand new year, 2014. 2013 is officially behind us.
Not that I’m superstitious, but 13 is considered by many to be an unlucky number. Many buildings don’t have a 13th floor. The year 2013 just happens to be the year I had two sons going through puberty, but surely that’s a coincidence.
According to estimates by Otis Elevators, the world’s largest manufacturer of elevators, 85 percent of buildings do not have a 13th floor.