Fast Company, a business magazine that focuses on technology, business, and design, recently published an article titled 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Elevators. Well, I am pretty sure that our readers know many of these, such as:
There are now 900,000 elevators in America. About the same number of new elevators–914,000–were sold in the world in 2012. (58% of those new elevators went to China.)
But, did you know this?
In the early 1900s, people worried vertical transport would make us sick. Doctors used to fret over “elevator sickness,” a condition caused by the sudden movement of internal organs as an elevator came to an abrupt stop.