1. Elevators have a smaller footprint in a building.
2. Escalators are far less claustrophobic.
3. Escalators move people continuously.
4. The taller the building, the more efficient elevators become.
5. Escalators allow riders to continue to move under their own power. (Sometimes)
6. Elevators can provide a few moments of quiet and / or escape.
7. It is more difficult to get trapped in an escalator.
8. You are more likely able to enjoy the view while riding an escalator.
9. Even without power, escalators can still facilitate movement between levels.
10. Harder to display ads or art on escalators.