Take the Tour!
Take a floor-by-floor tour of the 10-story Acme Shoes Building in Bloomingdale, Minnesota, via a simulated elevator ride!
At the top/upper-right of your viewing screen is a 'Console' area. When you click on any of the 'Floor 10' through 'Floor 1' red or blue buttons on the Console ... you’ll be transported—elevator-style—to your chosen floor.
Once you have arrived at your floor (for instance, Floor 1), a friendly voice will notify you of your arrival. You can then click on the grey 'play/pauz v-1' button you’ll see on the Console (or on the 'Floor 1 Video' button on the main page) to activate a video that will show the elevator door opening on Floor 1. Then the video will progress out into the hallway, and you’ll see what is across the hall from the elevator.
At that point, the video will pan left and you will see what is to the left of the elevator. Then the video will turn around and show you what is in the opposite direction, to the right of the elevator. Finally, the video will pan right towards the elevator, and the video will end.
You are now ready to click on any other floor’s button (located up in the Console area) to be whisked to that floor where you can then watch that floor’s particular video!
What is 'Audio Tour'?
'Auto Tour' is a special feature on this web page that is activated by clicking the 'Start Tour' button located near the top of the Console. Just click on the 'Start Tour' button to be whisked to the 'Floor 1' area near the bottom of this web page, where the 'Floor 1' video will start playing automatically. You just sit back and watch!
After the 'Floor 1' video completes, the web page will 'scroll up' to the 'Floor 2' area, where the 'Floor 2' video will commence playing ... while you’re eating your popcorn! This process continues until the last video has completed: the 'Floor 10' video. At that point, the 'Auto Tour' has ended.
At any time during the 'Auto Tour' you wish to end the 'Auto Tour,' just click on the 'Stop Tour' button (that has now replaced the 'Start Tour' button on the Console). Any video that is currently playing (or any video that you will next activate manually) will stop when it is finished, and no page-movement nor auto-playing of other videos will occur. (You are free to activate any video manually when 'Auto Tour' is not running—as is indicated by the display of the 'Start Tour' button in the Console.)
Conversely, you can 'scroll up' or 'scroll down' the web page at any time during 'Auto Tour' (using the Console’s scrollbar, or the main page scrollbar) and then click on another video button associated with another floor ... and the 'Auto Tour' will start playing that video, and then move up one floor at a time, playing sucessive videos, until the completion of the last video, the 'Floor 10' video—at which point the 'Auto Tour' ends. Enjoy!