6 facts about elevators

Elevators have greatly influenced modern architecture and design. Thanks to the innovations of this movement system, we can quickly move through several levels regardless of weight. Traveling up and down in an elevator may be part of your daily routine, but here are 6 interesting facts about elevators that we think will change the way you think about these cars.

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6 facts about elevators

1. When the modern elevator was first introduced in the 1920s, many people were still nervous traveling up and down floors in this new device. Thus, hotels, office buildings, and elevator manufacturers decided to play soothing music to make passengers feel better.

6 facts about elevators

2. Since this number is considered extremely unfortunate in many countries, many buildings have decided to remove the 13th floor from their floor plans. Otis Elevators estimates that approximately 85% of buildings with their elevators do not have 13 buttons.

6 facts about elevators

3. The lift button is actually a placebo button designed to give passengers the illusion of control in their lift ride. Since the 1990s, lift manufacturers have removed the closing function on most lifts as they close automatically.

6 facts about elevators

4. By 2021, the maintenance and modernization budget that will be spent on elevators will be $ 125 billion.

6 facts about elevators

5. Despite the fear of getting stuck or falling in an elevator, riding an elevator is actually safer than driving a car. On average, 26 people per year die in an elevator-related accident (mostly technicians, not passengers), while a car accident kills 26 people per hour.

6 facts about elevators

6. Many songs and books have been written about elevators. Popular songs include Elevator by Flo Rida (2008), Elevator Eyes by The Temptations (2000), and famous books include the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (1972).

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