Efficient vertical mobility is a critical component of tall buildings and it is possible with the help of elevators. This mobility equipment enables easy access to different levels or floors of a multi-storied building. An elevator is capable of moving up and down carrying people and heavy goods from one floor to another. Nowadays elevators or lifts have become very common in the world and many people prefer lifts to stairs. Recent innovations in lift design ensure significant reduction in energy consumption.
Elevators Indispensable in Skyscrapers
Skyscrapers cannot do without elevators. The first passenger elevator was installed in New York’s Haughwout Department Store in 1857, and since then elevator shafts have been a prominent part of skyscraper design. In fact, elevator shafts comprise the building’s central hub in most skyscrapers. The Empire State Building for example has 73 elevators that move 600 to 1400 feet per minute and at the fastest speed they will take you from the lobby to the 80th floor in 45 seconds.