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Uplifting Innovations

An engineer named Jack Levy recently revealed designs for a curving escalator he dubs the Levytator. Some have claimed that it’s the first innovation to escalators in 113 years, but as this slideshow reveals, innovation has long been a part of moving people upward.

An engineer named Jack Levy recently revealed designs for a curving escalator he dubs the Levytator. Some have claimed that it’s the first innovation to escalators in 113 years, but as this slideshow reveals, innovation has long been a part of moving people upward.

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David Zax is a contributing writer for Fast Company. His writing has appeared in many publications, including Smithsonian, Slate, Wired, and The Wall Street Journal

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