[VIDEO] Why the Elevator Shaft was Invented Before the Elevator

It sounds ridiculous, but it's true. At the Cooper Union Foundation Building in New York, there's the world's first elevator shaft: constructed four years before the safety elevator was invented. Thanks to Prof. O'Donnell and all the team at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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via Tom Scott

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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