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How Elevators Changed the World | Origins: The Journey of Humankind ctm magazine

Once we had the tools to erect tall buildings, their height was still limited by one thing: our willingness to walk up all those stairs. Enter: the Otis elevator.
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  • Y2Kvids on April 13, 2017

    I have watched Kate and Leopold. So no need to say it again, time travel.

  • Dustin Paul Medina on April 13, 2017

    i love elevators

  • Torang Gurning on April 14, 2017

    1:35 did he just giggling? lmfao

  • Habbo on April 14, 2017

    I sexually identify as an elevator

  • Michael Pharr on April 14, 2017

    Just taking my horse up to my bed room, top floor lol

  • Hosana Oliveira on April 15, 2017

    uau 👏👏👏😘😘😘

  • IAMDIMITRI on April 22, 2017

    Can we get somebody funny and down to earth maybe?

  • swansonnnn on May 16, 2018

    Why is the intro/host so dramatic? It's just a video about elevators

  • Max Harkins on September 21, 2018

    Hi dean serenity Jamestown.

  • Dolphin Kid on November 14, 2018

    Excuse my ignorance, but at 1.24 why is the horse being lifted. I am very curious about this, could somebody give me a brief history lesson?

  • Korb Borb The Snorlax on December 28, 2018

    Piston elevators in a nutshell

  • user 15481 on February 3, 2019

    7 stories, huh? Penthouse on the bottom, huh? Thanks. Just what I was looking for.

  • Dilipa Weeratunga on April 1, 2019

    In 200BC there were monastries in Sri Lanka those had 9 to 15 storeys .

  • Jan Ortiz on June 6, 2019

    What about Alexander Miles?

  • Lil' Larry on August 16, 2019

    I've walked 12 floors before,I was beat

  • TheKristina 1106 on August 21, 2019

    Lol this guys voice 🤪
    Cool show

  • Calvin Brooks on November 15, 2019

    I walked up 90 flights

  • RelevantEagleAlarms on December 22, 2019

    A vertical railroad?

  • WhizPartyDoge on January 16, 2020

    Hey, the dude in the beginning is the same dude from the Brain Games series on Netflix

  • SAOUD Amin on April 26, 2020

    Nique l'etlv woula

  • Gabriel Johnson on June 12, 2020

    By the way are no buildings that's 200 stories tall. The tallest building in the world in Dubai. It's called the Burj Khalifa & it stands at 160 stories tall.

  • Payel Basu on August 17, 2020


  • Lucinda B on February 15, 2021

    Here because of storm and silence lol

  • Buyana114 on February 22, 2021

    Im here before this gets recommended to everyone

  • Francesca Memo on March 25, 2021

    A QUESTION FOR YOU ALL: min 01:30, does he say "from Florida floor"? I don't think so, but neither can I imagine what he says. Any help??

  • Elevator World AGK on August 29, 2021

    Otis elevator

  • Simon Says on January 5, 2022

    Elevators could easily be done by water and weight. I doubt we were the first to do this in history

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