The Shanghai Tower, which holds the second tallest skyscraper in the world to date after Burj Khalifa in Dubai, holds another world record as having the fastest elevator in the world that can shoot as fast as 119 floors in just 55 seconds, or 18 meters per second.
Fastest Elevator (Source: Jim Yu Photography)
Fastest Elevator (Source: World of Archi)
The 632-meter high marvel sits on the Lujiazui Central Business District in Pudong Shanghai, which was designed and created by state-owned Shanghai Construction Group and California-based Gensler. The building’s exterior alone took more than seven years to accomplish and worth about 16 billion yuan ($2.5 billion). The interior is still under revamps but already has three elevators installed out of the 154 for use.
Fastest Elevator (Source: Roberto Grimaz)
The 18 meter per second elevator speed of the Shanghai Tower surpassed the 16.83 meters per second elevator speed of the Taipei 101 building, dethroning the present title holder.
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