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10 Most Unique Elevators in the World

It is hard to describe or to explain the fascination exerted by a fast elevator. I am sure that, for a jungle or countryside raise child, the elevators are by far the most interesting and fascinating thing in a big city.Many different reasons can make a certain elevator be interesting, amazing or fascinating.


The fastest elevators are for sure fascinating; they ensure accelerations bigger than a plane. Outdoor elevators are also amazing through dimensions, but many of them are causing serious environment issues. The elevators linking the parts of the city from different heights are very useful, and became iconic landmarks of that city.

Here I have compiled some of the world’s most unique elevators. I hope you will like it.

The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch of St. Louis, Missouri is a must see. To go to the top of the Arch, passengers in groups of five enter an egg-shaped compartment. The trip to the top of the Arch takes four minutes.
Santa Justa Lift

The Santa Justa Lift is in the city of Lisbon at Santa Justa Street. The Santa Justa Lift was made in 1902 and is powered by steam.

Hammetschwand Elevator

Europe’s highest exterior elevator is the Hammetschwand Lift located in Switzerland. It whisks passengers 153 meters up to the summit in less than one minute.

Lacerda Elevator

Connecting the old and the new part of Salvador, and allowing access to more than 30,000 people a day at a cost of $0.05 per 38 second ride, this elevator reaches a height of 72 meters.

Taipei 101

The world’s fastest elevator is installed at Taipei 101. The Taipei 101 is 101-storey building and has 67 elevator units. These rockets skyward at a peak speed of 3,314 ft. per minute.

Bailong Elevator

This 326 meter high elevator takes you up the side of one of the many enormous cliffs in Zhangjiajie, China. It is claimed to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world.

Louvre Elevator

At the push of a button, the elevator inside the Louvre, Paris, rises to the occasion. A slide-out walkway appears once the circular platform comes to a rest for guests to board/disembark.

Eiffel Tower

Due to the shape of the Eiffel Tower’s curved legs duo-lift elevators are running up and down each of the four legs.

Luxor Inclinator Elevator

In Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Luxor Hotel, is the Inclinator. The shape of this casino is a pyramid. Therefore, the elevator travels up the side of the pyramid at a 39 degree angle.

Oregon City Municipal Elevator

This one is unique because it’s the only outdoor municipal elevator in the United States. The first elevator was made in 1915. The new elevator was dedicated in 1955.

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