10 incredible lifts
• 10 incredible lifts
Not all architects are willing to accept the fact that the elevator should look like faceless iron box. Some are willing to put into the lift with very simple functional task - to deliver passengers and cargo to the desired height - all the most daring and innovative ideas. For each of these 10 projects is a team of ideological inspirers and years of difficult and painstaking work. The results of the combined efforts of steel elevators, is a masterpiece of construction and engineering.
The lift Bailong Elevator, or a Lift Hundred Dragons, is in a national park in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China. It moves along the slope of a massive mountain range, in a few minutes picking up tourists at the top of a mountain 330 meters high, which is equipped with an observation deck. Elevator is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest lift in the world in an open space.
To visitors did not have to overcome more than 1000 steps, climbing to the summit the highest monument in the US - Gateway Arch in St. Louis, memorial lift. The cab doors are made of glass, so visitors can see the internal structure of the building.
The difference in height between the channels and Ford Union Clyde in Scotland is about 24 meters. Initially, they were joined by eleven gateways, but when the channel decided to close, they fell asleep in the 30s. During the reconstruction at the end of the 20th century instead of the previous cumbersome engineering system channel it was proposed to equip the ship lift gateway. turn-lift wheel time - about 15 minutes. By selecting a guided tour through the channels to work the world's only rotating hydrolift tourists can see inside.
In the inner part of the largest cylindrical aquarium in the world with salt water, located in the lobby of the hotel "Radisson Blu" in Berlin, engineers hid a transparent elevator. During the ascent it becomes accessible to visitors 360-degree panorama of the underwater kingdom, represented by 97 species of fish in 1500.
Hill Hammetschwand, altitude 1132 meters, is the highest point of the peninsula Bürgenstock. Can get to the top on the elevator speed which is less than a minute rises to a height of 152 meters.
The rise of the elevator SkyView provides an opportunity to admire the views of Stockholm from the bird's flight. At a speed of 1 m / s glass gondola moves along the roof of the largest spherical building in the world, Globen Arena and delivers its passengers to an altitude of 130 meters above sea level.
The second building name Lloyd Building in London - the house inside out. He received it for what utilities, stairs and elevators architects placed outside. The walls 12 of all the elevators are made of glass, which during lifting provide an unobstructed view of the surroundings. Access to the building is restricted to staff, but during the annual Open House London go to the Lloyd Building, and a ride on the elevator can be anyone.
In the list of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101, located in Taipei, got only 5th place, but the skyscraper elevators are unmatched in speed and are considered to be the fastest elevators in the world. They are raised at 60, 6 km / h. The trip from the fifth floor to the observation deck on the 89th takes only 39 seconds.
In the museum of the legendary car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart without threads automotive design has not been even elevators. Hoists stylized futuristic capsule-like line concept cars. They silently takes visitors on the 9th floor, which starts exposure.
Paul lifts 328-meter Sky Tower in downtown Auckland is partially made of glass. As the elevator rises at a speed of 18 km / h upwards, under the passengers' feet growing abyss.