Tallest Elevators In The World You Should Totally See
This isn't a surprise, is it? The Burj Khalifa, at about 2723 feet tall, is the world's tallest building, and its elevators are also among the world's fastest elevators, at a speed of 40 miles per hour, i.e. they are fast enough to reach the top in just about 35 sec. Now this is real quick!!
#9 Taipei 101
This is one of the most famous buildings in the world situated in Taiwan and has a height of 1667 feet, with 67 elevators that help travel up and down the building. Two of the elevators lead to the observatory on the 89th floor. The remarkable and tall elevators have an incredible speed of 55.22 feet per sec, almost giving the sensation of travelling in a rocket.
#8 CN Tower
The view from the top of this Toronto based tower is magnificent. It redefines the Toronto skyline as a stiletto. Its elevator has a glass front, and it is capable of whisking the rider right to the observation platform in less than a minute, from where they can ascend another 33 floors, for three more look-out levels. But to enjoy the ultimate view, one needs another ticket to reach the Sky Pod.
#7 Bailong Elevator
The Bailomg Elevator, leaning Hundred Dragons Elevator, is at Zhangjiajie, China, built on the side of a steep cliff that rises to a height of 1070 feet, in the Wulingyuan area. This elevator is one of its kind. At the top of the cliff, viewers can get an excellent view of the surrounding area, including the tall quartzite sandstone pillars that go up to 2600 feet.
#6 Eiffel Tower
This place needs no introduction. About 1050 feet tall, it is one of the most remarkably tall structures in the world, at the top of which, one can get a panoramic view of Paris. To get there, one needs to first take a lift from the ground, which runs up the tower legs diagonally to the first floor, from where there is another regular elevators waiting to run to the tower top.
#5 Gateway Arch Tram
I always wonder how can one set an elevator in an arch. This is how they do it. The Gateway Arch, located in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, is the tallest arch in the world, with a height of 630 feet. The stainless steel clad monument has a tram disembarking from each leg of the monument. Each train has eight egg-shaped cars with 5 seats, and takes 4 min to travel to the top of the Gateway Arch.
#4 Sky Tower
The name itself clears how tall the building is. The Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand, is an observation tower known all over the world, which stands tall, 610 feet into the sky. The view from the top level of the tower is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. To get that view, the guests need to travel to the top in one of the glass-fronted elevators with glass floors, for a heightened thrill. It takes 40 sec to travel to the top.
#3 Hammetschwand Lift
This is a very popular lift in the entire Europe. The Hammetschwand Lift in Burgenstock, Switzerland is the highest exterior elevator in Europe, at about 499 feet. It is connected to a rock path that offers a spectacular view of the Burgenstock plateau and the Swiss Alps, overlooking the gorgeous Lake Lucerne. The elevator can take the passengers up the vertical rock face right to the summit, within a matter of less than a minute.
#2 The Ericsson Globe- SkyView
Look at this one. The Ericsson Globe, which is the largest hemispherical building in the world, is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a height of 279 feet with a diameter of 361 feet. The hemisphere has SkyView glass gondolas on the external side, which give the guests a 20 min trip along the curve right to the top.
#1 Elevador de Santa Justa
The elevator here is as brilliant as the name of this place. Santa Justa, Portugal's national monument, in Lisbon, has the neo-Gothic municipal elevator of 148 feet. It was powered by steam upon its construction which was more than a century ago, but now it is run by electricity. However, the elevator has still its original birdcage-style cars with ornate wooden interiors, which brings it in the list of the most remarkable and tall elevators in the world.
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