For Reynolds Chasm City is a good starter, despite being out of publishing sequence for the Revelation Space books. Terminal world should also work well.
A lot this depends on the initial assumptions:
Anti-grav cars and planes would trump space elevators if they are able to attain the same
This is like the scene where the hero learns he's going to die, and he's got nothing left to hold him back:
Rob's reviewed it for us here - the review's up next week, but he really liked it and has recommended it to the rest of us staff. Just done an interview
Great work everyone!!!! Very impressive and motivational!