New York City Elevator facts – FiveThirtyEight

I love FiveThirtyEight and I love CRE Fun Facts.  This article about New York Elevators absolutely made my day.  Hope it makes yours too!

The six-story building is the staple of New York housing stock. There are good reasons for this, one of which is geological. Nearly all New York City’s drinking water flows down from reservoirs and through aqueducts from upstate without any pumping — gravity does the work. A building taller than six stories requires a water tower and its own pumps…


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