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Top 12 elevators around the world

Updated: 2014-03-17 11:44 (chinadaily.com.cn)
Top 12 elevators around the world

View of the Bailong (Hundred Dragons) sightseeing elevator in Zhangjiajie scenic spot in Central Chinas Hunan province, May 2008. [Photo/icpress]

Every elevator contains its own unique blend of intelligence, technology and design. The American Cable News Network (CNN) elected 12 amazing and creative elevators from all over the world, including the Bailong sightseeing elevator in Zhangjiajie and the elevator at the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan.

As CNN's travel channel pointed out, elevators do not merely move from A to B, as sometimes the journey can be the most frightening trip in a person's life. For instance, the Bailong elevator at the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is several hundred meters high and is located on a cliff. It takes two minutes to get to the top, and during the ride visitors can enjoy some breath-taking scenery.

The elevator at the Taipei 101 building is one of the most famous elevators in the world. Its speed can reach 40 miles per hour, taking only 37 seconds to travel from the bottom to the 89th viewing platform where people can overlook Taipei's urban landscape. When the elevator goes down, the experience is even more thrilling.

The other 10 elevators that made the list include The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri; Falkirk Wheel in Scotland; AquaDom in Berlin, Germany; Hyaline Hammetschwand Lift in Switzerland; Sky View in Stockholm, Sweden; Lloyd's Building in London, UK; Luxor Inclinator at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; Long Island City Business Center in Queens, New York; Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany and the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand.


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