There are roughly 900,000 elevators in the United States, which take 18 billion trips each year. All told, i three days’ time, the world’s elevators carry the equivalent of the earth’s population. That is a major deal among those who ride elevators and enjoy the feeling of “whooshing” up or down to the other floors.
Elevators, of course, have been around for decades. The first public building elevator was installed in a nine-story building in New York City. Since then, they’ve been built in numerous buildings all around the world. They are a staple of the high rise, and often for just buildings with two floors.
Elevators serve a useful purpose in that they move people from floor to floor without those individuals having to experience any kind of heavy breaths or rapi