By elevators, we essentially mean metal boxes, carrying office people from one floor to another. However, there are some innovative and wonderfully designed elevators that will undoubtedly take your breath away.
He is some of the world’s strangest elevators:
AquaDom, Berlin-Mitte, Germany
Located at Radisson Blu hotel in Berlin-Mitte, Germany, the AquaDom has constructed a beautiful, transparent elevator, right at the center of an 82-foot colossal aquarium. The aquarium contains around 260,000 gallons of seawater and is a haven for more than 1500 fish of 50 different species. The fish requires 18 pounds of food per day and three to four divers, dive into the aquarium to feed the fish.
Burj Khalifa Elevator, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa Elevator is the fastest elevator in the world and resides also in the world’s tallest building. It takes hotel guests upwards at 40 miles per hour, fast enough to reach the highest floor, 2038 feet up, in just 35 seconds.
Oregon City Municipal Elevator, Oregon
The structure of Oregon City features two levels: the first nestles along the banks of the Willamette River and the second perches atop a basalt cliff. An outdoor municipal elevator, the only one of its kind in US, carries pedestrians from one level to the other. The elevator was first crafted in 1915. Initially, it was water-powered and took 3 minutes to ride the 130-foot cliff. It became electric-powered since 1955 and now offers a much quicker ride of just 15 seconds.
Bailong Elevator, Zhangjiajie, China
Constructed onto the side of a cliff in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, China, the Bailong Elevator is believed to be the tallest outdoor elevator in the world. Bailong Elevator, meaning “Hundred Dragons Elevator”, scales up against a stiff cliff face of 1000 feet high. Viewers from the top savor a spectacular view of the huge quartzite sandstone pillar of the area, some of which are over 2600 feet tall.
Rising Tide Elevator
Rising Tide Elevator is located on the largest cruise ship of the world, the MS Oasis of the Seas. Rising Tide is acknowledged as the only bar-elevator combo across the globe. The elevator can accommodate 35 passengers at a time and links the Central Park deck of the ship to the Royal Promenade. It takes around eight minutes to scale the two-story and during this time, you can easily enjoy a cocktail.
Trampe Bicycle Lift, Trondheim, Norway
Trondheim, the legendary Norwegian city hosts the first and only bicycle elevator in the world. The city constructed this elevator to promote commuter cycling in 1993. In order to use this lift, passengers are required to place an outstretched leg on a moving footrest. The lift hauls the passenger up the 426-foot-long, 20 percent gradient hill at a speed of just below 5 mph.
Lourve Elevator, Paris
Paris, the heaven of some of the famous artworks in history, also hosts this exquisitely designed elevator. This elevator features open top. It is hydraulically powered and shuffles guests in an out of the Louvre quietly and smoothly. Moreover, there is an automatic slide-out walkway that welcomes passengers at the end of their ride.