The Amazing Tricks Used to Build Skyscrapers

Yokohama Landmark Tower — Yokohama, Japan 28 mph

This Japanese skyscraper has a staggering 79 elevators. At a fairly modest 971 feet by Dubai standards, the elevator can reach the top in 24 seconds flat.

Taipei 101 — Taipei, Taiwan 37.7 mph

Formerly the world’s tallest building, the Taiwanese didn’t mess around when they installed the elevators in this building. There are two high-speed lifts that cost more than $2 million each to build and they can reach the top (1,670 feet) in 30 seconds.


Fast Elevators

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