Shanghai Tower in China has world’s fastest elevator

Shanghai Tower contains the world’s fastest elevator that travels at a record-breaking 42.8mph.  It travels upwards through the 632-metre-tall building in just 53 seconds.

In a ceremony last December this Mitsubishi-designed elevator was awarded the Guinness World Record for speed.

Shanghai Tower is a 632-meter skyscraper complex in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone of Pudong, Shanghai. It houses offices, a hotel, retail stores, conference and exhibition halls, culture and tourism facilities and restaurants.

China was also home to another speedy elevator, created by Hitachi for the city of Guangzhou, according to CNN.

Mitsubishi Electric became the first Japanese company to deliver elevators to China in 1950.

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower (Photo: Aly Song/Reuters)


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