The History of Elevators

In this age of modern miracles, it is easy to take technology for granted. Many people do not realize that when they step into an elevator, they are enjoying an invention that has evolved over thousands of years. This Elevating History Timeline includes the most important advances in the science of lifting, from the moving of five-ton stones for the construction of The Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza (2900 B.C.), to the construction of the 67 elevators in the Empire State Building (1932).

 

The Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza

Empire State Building