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Issue 7.2

Circularity at Scale 

When a newly developed technology to carry passengers vertically on an ascending platform between floors in buildings was introduced in the early 1800s, it was received with skepticism and doubt, primarily due to safety and liability concerns. It wasn’t until 1853 when Elisha Otis launched a risk-aware, easy-to-install, mass-produced version of that invention, that developers, architects, and engineers adopted it widely. The rest is well known.

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