95 Floors in 43 Seconds in the Fastest Elevator

95 Floors in 43 Seconds in the Fastest Elevator

n 1857, back when it was rare to come across a building that was more than 7 stories high, the Otis Elevator Company rocked the world by installing the first-ever commercial passenger elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City. It moved at an unimaginable speed for its time –40 feet per minute! Doesn’t sound like much, but remember – this was way before cars came around! A lot has changed since then. Life’s getting faster, buildings are getting taller, and you can no longer impress anyone with an elevator that travels 6 times slower than the average person walks! So, companies designing and constructing skyscrapers must think over their vertical transportation systems. Other videos you might like: The Only Way to Survive a Fall from an Extreme Height https://www.youtube.com/redirect.php?w=dpKvvCrA6fY A Plane That Landed with Extremely Speed Ever https://www.youtube.com/redirect.php?w=gzb-fgRaRaY& All The Tallest And Longest Things Ever Existed on Earth https://www.youtube.com/redirect.php?w=auQ6_yOJZs0 TIMESTAMPS: How fast this elevator is 1:23 What's so special about it 2:17 Why skyscrapers need more than one elevator 2:50 The coolest elevators in the world: - The Gateway Arch 4:52 - The Bailong Elevator 5:43 - AquaDom 6:28 - The Falkirk Wheel 7:14 “Elevador Lacerda” 7:51 - SkyView, Ericsson Globe 8:28 #elevator #coolthings #brightside SUMMARY: - The CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou, China is the 7th tallest building in the world, standing proudly at 1,740 feet at its highest point. - The building is home to the world's fastest elevator! It was opened and recorded in the Guinness World Records in September 2019. It sky-rockets from the ground to the 95th floor in just 43 seconds! - Think you could handle riding in an elevator moving almost highway speeds at 47 miles per hour - Most standard elevators go up to a maximum of about 20 mph. - There are special rollers in four corners of the cabin to absorb unpleasant vibrations. The brakes are made of heat-resistant materials that’ll ensure it stops smoothly even in an emergency. - Most skyscrapers have an advanced elevator system. It’s not just one straight shot from bottom to top but a complex network with stops and transfers, sort of like the subway! - The Gateway Arch. The futuristic elevator pods move up and down the “legs” of this 630-foot stainless steel construction that was designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen. - The Bailong Elevator. The name of this elevator that reaches a height of 1,070 feet on the side of a cliff translates as the Hundred Dragons Elevator. It was opened in 2002, and you can spot fantastic views through its glass doors. - AquaDom. Would you like to travel between floors in the middle of an 82-foot-tall cylindrical aquarium full of over 260,000 gallons of water and 1,500 fish - The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat elevator in the world, lifting vessels 79 feet from one canal into another. - “Elevador Lacerda”. This one isn't just an elevator but a legit means of transportation connecting the “Lower” city to the “Upper” one. It transports over 30,000 people a day, traveling to a height of 236 feet in 38 seconds. - SkyView, Ericsson Globe. At 279 feet tall and 361 feet in diameter, Ericsson Globe is the largest spherical building in the world. You can see a concert or sports game inside (probably hockey!), and take a ride in the glass elevators on the outside. Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Stock materials (photos, footages and other): https://www.depositphotos.com https://www.shutterstock.com https://www.eastnews.ru ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/

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