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Gamla Riksarkivet Lift

These days, elevators are a staple of life in many societies. However, when they were first invented, they were hyper-modern, futuristic devices only available to the rich. The elevator in Stockholm’s old National Archive Building (Gamla Riksarkivet) is a good example of such a device. 

The building, which was completed in 1890, was by all accounts a safety fortress. The building was made out of a combination of sandstone and a cast iron skeleton. There was also a complete ban on electricity inside the building for fear of it causing fires, hence the large windows that let in as much natural light as possible. 

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