PostTower intro new
PostTower's new logo as well as video intro.

Filming elevators

Since 2009

Part of the Elevator Community

July 30, 2008 to present

Based in

Bonn, Germany

PostTower (sometimes known by his channel name as Uplifting PostTower) is a German elevator photographer living in Hamburg, Germany.


PostTower opened his channel on July 30, 2008. In 2010, he started to upload elevator videos and do lifts tours like benobve - which was a new thing back in 2010. In April 2011, he lost his videos from 2008 to 2010 because of some false information given that the channel name is copyright protected by someone else and this person is about to file a lawsuit. PostTower filmed also in Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey. He also has film some elevators with some European elevator photographers.

PostTower started the first elevator tours when the channel has been created in 2010. The early videos from that time used a Linguatec computer voice talking. Since the re-launch of this channel in 2011, PostTower speaks the voices by himself.

In 2014, PostTower moved from Troisdorf, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis to Hamburg.

Since 2015, all "Elevator Tours" got an individual name, also those ones which have been uploaded before.

In February 2016, PostTower opened a new sub-channel on YouTube, Uplifting Post Tower DE which has got several Tour videos in German language. The design of this channel is similar to the main one except for the green colour. Posttower also opened a sub-channel called Uplifting PostTower Random, wich got some outtakes (Basically, a failed apptempt for a proper take for some reasons, but has been kept as bloopers.) and putting up general debating videos.


  • His channel was the first and for a long time, also the largest in Germany
  • He already started photography in 2009 under the name "Alister" on
  • He formerly used an Aiptek camcorder to film elevators, now a Samsung camcorder.
  • He is one of the two elevator filmers in Germany who did lift tour videos and one of the first in the elevator community.
  • He has the biggest collection of elevators with key lockout in the entire elevator community, mostly school elevators in Germany.
  • He is one of the two founders of the ElevatorDB wiki, the other two founders are ATITANIC1992 and RailCarADDE. This project has been stopped.
  • Posttower used to not like elevators that have been horribly modernized by generic elevator companies and their original character ruined. Like benobve and ATITANIC1992, does. He has however changed opinion of modernisation in general as an expensive repairs and missing spareparts may not be an option at all times. He still despies elevators with Innerdoors.
  • He has an account in the Skyscraper Simulator Forum called "Alister".


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