Paying homage

The inseparable link between the rise of the elevator and the vertical extension of the building, especially in the United States, is well documented in the literature on the history of high-rise buildings. As early as 1891, a New York architectural historian noted, “The perfection of elevator work is the one fundamental condition for high buildings”. Francisco Mujica wrote “The entire history of skyscrapers contains an homage to the inventors of the elevator”.