Glass elevators have risen above 80 percent of the height at which a human can walk, according to the National Elevation Service.
But even as the technology improves, there’s still a long way to go.
The NEMS said elevators at elevators.gov still have a long ways to go to match elevators in the cities with the best data.
The service said it would work with city, state, and federal officials to identify and implement best practices for building elevators that would have the greatest impact.
“We are excited to see this technology get further and further into the future, and we hope it will become the norm in our neighborhoods and cities across the country,” NEMS director of public policy and regulatory affairs, Mark Gagnon, said in a statement.
Glass elevators are a small step in the right direction, but they’re not going to be enough to bring people to their apartments and offices, and they’ll never be the answer to the city’s housing crunch.
It’s too late to build an elevator that would give us a higher standard of living than the buildings of today.
But the more we can build elevators and build them better, the more apartments we’ll be able to afford, Gagnons said.
In the meantime, the NEMS and its partners have begun building an array of elevators, including glass, steel, and concrete.
It has installed hundreds of elevations around the country, and has also begun building elevations in some cities, including Washington, D.C., and New York.
That will help, Gajonsaid, as more and more people are able to live in their apartments.