A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast

Episode 0120—Vertically Challenged

September 10, 2021 A Fork In Time Episode 120
A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast
Episode 0120—Vertically Challenged
Show Notes

In 1853, Elisha Otis demonstrated his "safety brake" which enabled the widespread deployment of safe passenger elevators.  The proliferation of the passenger elevator changed the nature of building construction and the vertical growth of cities.

How would the world have been different in a "flatter" configuration that would have been the result of no passenger elevators?

https://time.com/4700084/elevator-patent-history-otis-safety/

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