The World’s Tallest Elevator
Lifts are used on a daily basis for a lot of people. From passenger lifts and platform lifts to good lifts, we forget the creation behind them. It took great development and innovation from numerous people to get lifts to where they are today. Lifts started out being used for the transportation of goods such as water, by the Egyptians. They were then gradually developed over the years until the Greek inventor, Archimedes invented a lift that also featured pulleys and winches. Taking lifts to a whole new level of possibilities.
Fast forward to the present day and we have great lifts like The Hammetschwand Lift, Switzerland, the highest exterior elevator in Europe. It whisks passengers 153 meters up to the summit of the Hammetschwand in less than one minute. Another famous elevator known to many would be the Eiffel Tower, France that takes you from the ground to the first level. This elevator isn’t a regular vertical lift, it runs up the legs of the Eiffel Tower in a diagonal line, saving people from walking up the steps in bad weather conditions.
The Bailong Lift, China
When you think of lifts, you think inside a building, not on the outside and scaling up a cliff face. You think of lifts to be an enclosed windowless chamber for a short journey. As times have changed, glass lifts have become more and more popular inside and outside of buildings. Providing the lift user with spectacular views and an experience they cannot get anywhere else. With the invention of glass elevators, came the world’s tallest outdoor lift, The Bailong Elevator, holding the Guinness world record.
Construction of the Bailong Elevator commenced in 1999 and was opened to the public in 2002. The Bailong Elevator brings the lift experience to a whole new level, with a journey that scales 1,070ft! The ascending journey of 326m takes all of a minor 92 seconds! With enough time to still take in the views, and the spectacular scenery that is Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
This passenger lift may be the tallest outdoor elevator in the world but its surroundings are also famous. Do you remember the 2009 Avatar, with extremely mystical landscapes, this was captured as The Hallelujah Mountains.
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