On this day, March 23rd, 1857, Elisha Otis installed the first successful passenger elevator in the E. V. Haughwout Building at 488 Broadway, New York, NY. The elevator was a hydraulic lift, with a maximum speed of 0.67 feet per second. The elevator cost $300.
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