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23/03/1857 The first elevator is installed in New York

The world's 1st successful passenger elevator was installed in the E.V. Haughwout Building, in Manhattan, New York City. The elevator, a hydraulic lift, was designed for the building by Elisha Graves Otis. It was powered by a steam-engine installed in the basement.


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