The E.V. Haughwout Building is a five-story commercial loft building in the SoHo section of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1857 and contains the first elevator, also installed in 1857. The modern elevator as we know it today was invented in 1850 by Elisha Otis, a Bostonian. This building still contains the original elevator and it is still in use. The building is also notable for having a forged cast iron exterior. There aren't many buildings left with cast iron facades.
One of the most handsome cast-iron loft buildings in Soho, Manhattan. "The LIttle Singer" building dates from 1903 and has entrances on Price Street (this facade) and Broadway. I blogged about a loft here that sold after a LONG campaign (ht.ly/9N0wv ) for $3,500,000