Elevators are a common thing that we use basically every day and nothing in it holds our special attention. However, these extraordinary elevators from all over the globe, with their architecture and locations clubbed could leave you simply awestruck. Take a look at world’s ten fascinating and unique elevators.
I bet that you will question back, “are you sure”?
The AquaDom is located at the Radisson Blu hotel in Berlin-Mitte, Germany and is a Berlin Sea Life Centre attraction. This transparent elevator is built in the centre of an 82 ft. tall aquarium. The Aquadom is the world’s largest cylindrical tank, containing about 260,000 gallons of seawater and housing more than 1,500fishes belonging to 97 species. These sea animals are fed about 18 pounds of food daily by three to four divers. The aquarium is secured with acrylic glass.
9. Falkirk Wheel
The list of amazing elevators is incomplete without a mention of the Falkirk Wheel. Named after the nearby town of Falkirk, this lift started operating in 2002, inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth as a part of her golden jubilee revelry. This is a one-of-a-kind elevator in Falkirk, Scotland. This rotating boat lift joins the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal, and transporting boats between them. Yes, you read it right. It is not for people crawling in on board. The boats are moved between the two canals that are 79 feet apart in height. The Falkirk Wheel is turned by 10 hydraulic motors. The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s only rotating boat lift of its kind, and along with the Anderton Boat lift forms the only working boat lifts in the United Kingdom.
8. The Bailong Elevator
The Bailong elevator is a glass elevator built on the side of a huge cliff in China in the Wulingyuan area. It took three years for its construction to be completed before It was opened for public use in 2002. This high lift at a height of 1,070 feet is claimed to be the heaviest and highest outdoor elevator in the world. It found its way into the Guiness Book of World Records as the tallest outdoor lift, in July 2015. However, the environmental concerns (as the Wulingyuan area is a World Heritage spot) and the safety concerns associated with this structure is quite a controversial topic.
7. Rising Tide Elevator
The Rising Tide Elevator is located in the MS Oasis of the Seas, which is deemed to be the largest cruise ship in the world. The only elevator, to house a bar within, it joins the Central Park on deck 8 of the ship to its Royal Promenade on deck 5. The Rising Tide has a capacity of 35 passengers and a trip in the elevator lasts for 8 minutes. Guests can board this slow moving elevator on either deck to ride and have a little party within.
6. The Gateway Arch