Cities are putting considerable effort into designing eye-catching architectural landmarks. The following 10 places have, quite literally, raised the bar to stand out. Prepare to be rocked by these 10 unique lifts.
AquaDom – Berlin, Germany
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Take a ride in the transparent glass elevator that crosses this 25 meter high aquarium. Attracting Berlin’s Sea Life Center, the AquaDom is the largest cylindrical tank in the world. It contains more than 1,500 fish of 97 different species that evolve in more than 1 million liters of water.
Bai Long Elevator – Zhangjiajie, China
If you’ve always wanted to rock climb but were too scared to take the plunge, this lift might be a better second choice. Bai Long Elevator, which means “Elevator of Hundred Dragons”, is one of the highest open-air elevators in the world: it is installed on the side of a cliff, in the Wulingyuan region of Zhangjiajie, in China. Passengers are assured of a spectacular view as the glass cabin rises along a steep cliff to an altitude of 330 meters.
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Maritime Museum Elevator – Victoria, British Columbia
Built in 1899, the elevator at this Victoria museum is the oldest open-cage elevator in service in North America. As the Museum once housed the Provincial Courthouse, the elevator was designed for use by Theodore Davie, the second Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia with advanced heart disease. Davie sadly passed away before going up there. Although it was built over a century ago, the golden elevator with a blue grille has been meticulously maintained and its ride is still surprisingly smooth.
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SkyView – Stockholm, Sweden
Aptly named, this lift offers an unobstructed view of the sky!
The two glass cabins run along two sets of rails on the facade of the world’s tallest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe, to transport passengers to the top of the structure which sits 130 meters above sea level. the sea.
Hammetschwand lift – Bürgenstock, Switzerland
It is the highest outdoor lift in Europe. It transports its passengers along a 153-meter vertical rock face to the summit of Mount Hammetschwand in less than a minute. The ride guarantees stunning views of the Swiss Alps and Lake Lucerne in Lucerne.
Louvre Museum – Paris, France
The roofless elevator of this world-renowned museum in the heart of Paris is hydraulically driven. Thus, visitors can enter and leave the museum in silence.
Once the circular platform has come to rest, a sliding walkway will appear to allow you to go up and down. Good. Now, the Mona Lisa, which side is it on?
Lloyd’s building – London, UK
Nicknamed the “Inside-Out Building”, the headquarters of insurance company Lloyd’s of London demonstrates a bold architectural concept, with its staircases and water and electricity supply lines outside the building. building to maximize interior space. Also outside the building are 12 glass lifts, which were the first of their kind in the UK. We assume that Lloyd’s employees dress well, as they have to go up and down in elevators, in plain sight, in the Financial District.
Gateway Arch – Missouri, E.-U.
The 192 meter high stainless steel arch is the tallest man-made monument in the United States and it is also the tallest arch in the world. Hop on one of the two trams to enjoy a spectacular view of Saint-Louis. Each tram, one in each foot of the arch, consists of eight egg-shaped carriages that oscillate like Ferris wheel seats to carry passengers up in four minutes and down in three minutes .
Taipei 101 – Taipei, Taiwan
Want to ride in an elevator that feels like you’re in a race car? The elevators in the Taipei 101 tower are capable of this. The 508-meter, 101-story building has 67 elevators, but those are the two elevators to the observation deck that thrill seekers want to take a seat on. The elevators were designed to pull visitors from the fifth floor to the 89th floor observatory in just 37 seconds, at a speed of 1,010 meters per minute or 60.6 km/hour.
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Westin St. Francis Hotel – San Francisco, California, USA
The five exterior glass elevators at this downtown San Francisco hotel lift passengers up to the 32nd floor at 305 meters per minute. If your stomach holds up and you can stomach the ride, you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of the city in less than half a minute. However, to be eligible for the ride, you will need to book at the hotel, as the lifts are only accessible with a room key card.
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