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Tom Vanderbilt

Tom Vanderbilt

is a freelance writer in New York


All hail the flying taxi

Some of the world’s biggest companies are scrabbling to develop flying cars.
Tom Vanderbilt asks whether they are likely to take off

Stair flair

Superseded by elevators in the tall buildings of the 20th century, stairs are once again becoming architectural centrepieces. Tom Vanderbilt looks at the best, from Sydney to San Francisco