Wooden Escalators

Despite a $400 Million dollar renovation completed in 2015, the beloved wooden escalators installed in Macy’s-Herald Square, NYC, remain in full working condition! For as long as 95 years these wooden escalators have been moving shoppers from up and down the  14 story department store. Between 1920 and 1930, as Macy’s modernized its 1902 building, […]

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Ducks in the Elevator

In the Luxury Peabody Hotel located in Downtown Memphis Tenn, lives a special family of Ducks! The “Peabody Ducks” have splendid digs up on the roof, that have been custom designed to keep the ducks in the fashion that they have become accustomed to, the “Duck Palace”. Everyday at 11am, the “Duck Master” escorts the family […]

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The Invention of the Elevator

Who Invented The Elevator Although elevators may seem like a modern invention, devices used to transport people or goods vertically have been around for thousands of years. According to the writings of Vitruvius, the Greek mathematician Archimedes created a primitive elevator in 236 B.C. that was operated by hoisting ropes wound around a drum and […]