Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Elevator to heaven? It's quicker than taking the stairs.
I have two interesting previous posts about elevators. The first being the article about the Aquadome in Berlin (See: THE AQUADOME IN BERLIN), which embodies a elevator within a huge silindrical fishtank. The second being the Solae Tower in Tokyo (See: JAPAN'S TALLEST LIFT TOWER) that tests elevators for upcoming mega-structures.
The Bailing elevator in China
This controversial 326 metre high elevator takes you up the side of one of the many enormous cliffs in Zhangjiajie, China. The elevator runs from a cavern through the rock before rising outside to the summit; and is the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. The elevator has an uncertain future due to the potential harm caused to the surrounding landscape.