LM: Two wonderful images come to mind.
– A tale, “Ascolto il tuo cuore o città” by Savinio that explains the story of the first lift in Milan, in a 10-floor building, going up in the lift the noise of the city began to fade away and you could begin to hear the sound of the Gods who were feasting at the top”
– During the opening credits of the film “La notte” by Antonioni, while the lift is going down, you catch sight of a city that is still countryside. It was the beginning of the 1960’s. the Pirelli Tower had just been brought to completion and held the record as the highest building in Europe.