Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Gray was the featured authority on a segment about elevators.
Professor of Architectural History Lee Gray joined CBS Sunday Morning News on May 21 for a feature story on elevators. Gray is an international expert on elevators and escalators. Interviewed at the Biltmore House in Asheville, where the 19th-century elevator still has a staff operator, he explained how elevators changed the world. Watch the segment, "Elevators: Living the High Life," here.
Gray is the author of From Ascending Rooms to Express Elevators: A History of the Passenger Elevator in the 19th Century and is currently working on a history of escalators. Since 2003 he has written monthly articles on the history of vertical transportation for Elevator World magazine. He has been featured numerous times in print and on air as a noted scholar of vertical transportation, including in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, PBS Nova, NPR's Here and Now, and the History Channel.
In July, Gray will begin a serving as Interim Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture.