The fastest lift is housed in the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan. At a height of 509m (approx. 1670 ft), the tower isn’t the tallest, but the lift is incredible.
The lift operates between the 5th and 89th floors, taking people up to the viewing decks.
To travel from the bottom to the top takes just 37 seconds – that means travelling at a whopping 37mph (60km/hr) the whole way!
To put it another way, it’s 1,010 metres a minute. For perspective, Gartec platform lifts travel at around 9m per minute!
The Taipei 101 building was also the tallest building in the world between 2004 and 2010, but lost the title a number of times since to the huge buildings popping up across Asia.
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