Riding a Time Capsule Up & Down (Article)


NYC Elevators
Photo by Thomas Prior

There are 69,381 passenger elevators in this vertically obsessed city, and nearly all of them promise a journey about as exotic and exciting as making toast. You get in, you push a button, the doors open a few seconds later at your destination.

But there remain quite a few machines, manually controlled and chauffeur-driven, where climbing aboard is more like taking a short trip on the Orient Express…

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Words by Andy Newman
(Via New York Times)

Curtis

Curtis was born on the flat lands of Corsicana and raised in the sweaty jungles of Houston. He lives in Austin and can usually be found in the stacks at Central Library or swimming laps at Deep Eddy Pool.

Riding a Time Capsule Up & Down (Article)