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Going Up? Writer Investigates Elevator Life

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Going Up? Writer Investigates Elevator Life

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New Yorker staff writer Nick Paumgarten has a standing assignment to write about journeys. His latest research looked at the vertical journeys we take every day — from the lobby to the 3rd floor ... or the 43rd floor. Paumgarten discusses the strange day-to-day life inside an elevator.