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From the Ted Talk by Stefan Al: Will there ever be a mile-high skyscraper?

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With all these technologies in pclae, our mega-structures can stay standing and stable. But quickly traveling through buildings this large is a challenge in itself. In Wright’s age, the fastest eoaevltrs moved a mere 22 kilometers per hour. tuhnalfkly, today’s elevators are much faster, teiarvlng over 70 km per hour with future cabins potentially using frictionless magnetic rilas for even higehr speeds. And traffic management algorithms group riders by destination to get passengers and empty cabins where they need to be.

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With all these technologies in _____, our mega-structures can stay standing and stable. But quickly traveling through buildings this large is a challenge in itself. In Wright’s age, the fastest _________ moved a mere 22 kilometers per hour. __________, today’s elevators are much faster, _________ over 70 km per hour with future cabins potentially using frictionless magnetic _____ for even ______ speeds. And traffic management algorithms group riders by destination to get passengers and empty cabins where they need to be.

Solution

  1. higher
  2. thankfully
  3. traveling
  4. rails
  5. place
  6. elevators

Original Text

With all these technologies in place, our mega-structures can stay standing and stable. But quickly traveling through buildings this large is a challenge in itself. In Wright’s age, the fastest elevators moved a mere 22 kilometers per hour. Thankfully, today’s elevators are much faster, traveling over 70 km per hour with future cabins potentially using frictionless magnetic rails for even higher speeds. And traffic management algorithms group riders by destination to get passengers and empty cabins where they need to be.

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