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8 Coolest elevators in the world

The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

A rotating boat lift that connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Difference in height of the two canals at the wheels is 24 m, which is about the height of an eight-story building. So, basically you are riding an elevator while within a boat.

AquaDom, Germany

It is in Berlin with a height of 25 meter tall cylindrical acrylic glass aquarium with a built-in transparent elevator inside of it.

SkyView, Ericsson Globe, Sweden 

It is located in Stockholm, it is the largest hemispherical building in the world with a diameter of 110 m and a height of 85 m. it is used for concerts, shows and ice hockey games. You can take a ride on the glass lifts of the SkyView on external side of the hemisphere.

Taipei 101, Taiwan

The double deck elevators set a new speed record in 2004 with top ascending speeds of 16.83 m per second. Taipei 101’s elevators sweep visitors from the fifth floor to the 89th floor in only 37 seconds.

Eiffel Tower, France

 To get to the top, you have to take a lift from the ground to the first level. The lift is not just a regular vertical elevator, but an elevator that runs up the legs of the Eiffel in a diagonal line, then you switch to a regular elevator that takes you to the top where you can see the wonderful skyline of Paris.

Lacerda Elevator, Brazil

It connects the old and the new part of the city of Salvador and allows the access to more than 30,000 people a day at a cost of $0.05 for a ride. The ride is 38 seconds long and the elevator reaches a height of 72 meters.

The Bailong Elevator, China

It is a glass elevator built onto the side of a huge cliff in the Wulingyuan area. At a height of 330m, it claimed to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. Its construction begun in October 1999 and it was opened in public by 2002.

The Hammetschwand Lift, Switzerland

It is the highest exterior elevator in Europe, connecting a spectacular rock path with the lookout point Hammetschwand on the Burgenstock plateau overlooking Lake Lucerne. The elevator carries passengers 153 m up to the summit in less than one minute and is a major tourist attraction.

  

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