Have you ever had to take the stairs when the elevator at your office or home broke down? This is the best way to imagine a world without elevators. Elevators were invented to make it easier for people to reach higher floors, which became more critical as buildings grew taller. Today as skyscrapers reach for the stars, elevators allow people to travel more than 30 storeys in minutes. The elevators of the past could prove undependable, while modern technology has made improvements that keep elevators moving.
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