Hello Otis

What do the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Washington Monument, Madrid’s Royal Palace and Japan’s first skyscraper have in common? Otis elevators!

Before 1853, elevators were used for freight and mainly operated with sketchy ropes making if “unsafe” for passengers. When an American, Elisha Graves Otis, introduced a safety device in 1853, he made the passenger elevator possible.It wasn’t till 1889 when the first electrically powered elevator was introduced to the public.

Is the elevator you use an Otis? Let us know!


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