What Impact Did the Elevator Have on Society?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 7:43:26 AM ET

The elevator impacted society by allowing cities to continue to grow because people could now build buildings taller. The hierarchy inside the buildings also changed. Before the elevator, the poorer tenants lived on the higher floors; after elevators were installed, richer tenants began to move into the higher floors.

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