Interesting facts about the elevator

Interesting facts about the elevator

Interesting facts about the elevator


Some inventions such as elevators have changed the design of modern cities.


The ability to quickly move a group of people hundreds of meters above ground level has changed our lives, our work and our trips. 


We can not work or live in skyscrapers without lifts. Today’s life depends on this tool, and this fact is undeniable.


The first modern elevator in the lobby was a luxury hotel. The sentence “The first passenger lifts in a hotel called New York City was installed in 1857.

Interesting facts about the elevator


Eventually, in the 1870s, technology was turned into office buildings that promoted business growth.

Currently, 900.00 lifts are installed in the United States, with almost the same number of new lifts sold worldwide in 2012. (2.58%) of these new elevators for China.

Passengers sit in peace to reach other classes. Recent elevators include “mobile rooms”. 


Their features include chandeliers, luxury furniture and carpet flooring Without lifts, there will be no other pentagons.


 Prior to the existence of elevators, the upper floors of the buildings were usually used for crew or tenants who were not able to pay high rent.


those who had accepted the difficulty of using the stairs of classes, while people with higher financial ability in lower classes.


They lived in comfort. Upon the advent of the lift, the people converted to higher classes, and the attention of the rich was attracted to the prospect of higher classes that made the penthouses a choice.

New elevators have targeted display systems that show people when they enter the floor. This makes people quicker to reach the floor.

Interesting facts about the elevator


Elevators are statistically the safest way to travel.


Elevators are twenty times safer than escalators.


24 elevators at the ancient Roman Colosseum were manually operated by the force of over 200 slaves.


Despite fears of getting stuck or free-falling in an elevator, riding in an elevator is actually safer than riding in a car.


 On average 26 people a year die in an elevator-related accident (mainly elevator technicians and not passengers) while 26 people die per hour in car-related accidents.


The average user uses an elevator 4 times per day.


The first elevator that had manual user control was installed in New York Marriott.


Every three days, elevators carry the equivalent of the Earth’s population.


The Maximum altitude that one cable hoisted elevator can achieve is 1700 feet.


Every elevator is supported by multiple cables and each of those cables can safely carry entire elevator and its passengers.


The close button in an elevator is actually a “placebo” button, made to give passengers the illusion of control in their elevator journey.


Since the 1990’s elevator manufacturers have removed the close function on most elevators since they close automatically.


In every three days elevators carry equivalent of entire Earth’s population.


The first public building elevator was installed in nine story high building in New York City.


The inventor of the modern day elevator Elisha Graves Otis formed a company that is supply’s the majority of today’s elevators.


The first written record of an elevator comes from 3rd century BC Greece. That simple elevator was invented by mathematician Archimedes.


Elevator music first appeared in 1920s to calm the fearful passengers who used the elevators for the first time.


Since the number is considered extremely unlucky in a lot of countries, a lot of buildings opt to remove the 13th floor from their floor plans. 


Otis Elevators Company estimates that approximately 85% of buildings with their elevators do not have a 13 button.

Interesting facts about the elevator


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