On one hand, the Compass seems random if it'd be for nothing. But that I have to agree, it seems like the small thing that will try to transition those from the Upper Lot to the Lower Lot, along with giving an sense of where you are.I wonder if this is sort of a hint at the fate of the new lower-lot. If it'll have more of an adventurous IOA type feel to it?
Maybe mechanically it’s best to have the escalators run in both directions. There might be some type of preservation doing it that way.I can confirm that the first set of escalators are all back in action... didn't venture to the lower lot on my last visit so I didn't bother to pay attention to them. However, in an interesting bit of news... THEY REVERSED THE DIRECTION OF THE ESCALATORS!!!
The two on left are now the "DOWN" escalators, the 2 on the right are now the "UP" escalators. Not sure if this change is permanent or not, but it was definitely weird.