The fastest elevator is a pair of elevators from the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center (China), a 530-meter skyscraper. But the list goes on.
Did you know that there are now elevators that take anywhere from a few seconds to about a minute to reach the top floors of record-breaking skyscrapers or even the scariest precipices on earth? The record for the tallest elevator in the world actually belongs to a pair of elevators from the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center (China), a majestic 530-meter skyscraper. These ultra-technological means of locomotion – produced by Hitachi and equipped with magnet motors – can even reach 75.6 km / h (or 21 meters per second). The previous record, however, was 74 km / h (20.5 m / s) and belonged to the elevators of the Shanghai Tower, the tallest skyscraper in China (632 meters).
HIGHER AND HIGHER. As for the double-deck elevators, which are slower than the single-cabin ones, the record of speed goes to those of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper (United Arab Emirates), the tallest in the world ( 828 meters). These elevators reach 36 km / h (10 m / s) and are also the ones with the longest distance. In the category of open-air elevators, i.e. those not located in skyscrapers and the like, the latter record belongs to the “very slow” (3 m / s) Bailong Elevator, or “hundred dragons elevator”, leaning against a precipice of well 326 meters, in Wulingyuan, China.