The Fastest Elevator in the World: 95 Floors in 43 Seconds

The Fastest Elevator in the World: 95 Floors in 43 Seconds

n 1857, back when it was rare to come across a building that was more than 7 stories high, the Otis Elevator Company rocked the world by installing the first-ever commercial passenger elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City. It moved at an unimaginable speed for its time –40 feet per minute! Doesn’t sound like much, but remember – this was way before cars came around!