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August 3rd, 2009:

Down-Escalators revisited

Q:What is the one thing better than down-escalators?

A: Escalators that are outside.

The American spirit never ceases to amaze me. The other day while wandering around New York’s financial district, I stumbled on a set of escalators on an office plaza’s sidewalk.

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It had not occurred to me that someone would build escalators—usually found in airports and shopping malls—outside. But it makes perfect sense. Why should we be deprived of mechanically aided pedestrian transportation simply because we are outdoors? Thanks to American outdoor escalator technology, we are not.

God Bless America!

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