The passenger elevators that are installed inside almost every single public building are built with quality and durability in mind. As a result, they can appear fairly lacklustre in comparison to the wide range of dazzling scenic lifts that are scattered around the world and serve as tourist attractions in their own right. Read on as the team here at Elevators Ltd go over three weird and wonderful lifts that manage to draw in tourists from all over the globe….
Globen Skyview, Sweden
As the largest hemispherical building in the world, The Ericsson Globe can be found in Stockholm and has a diameter of 110 metres and perpendicular height of 85 metres. With this said, it is the gondola lift on the exterior that manages to insight tourists from all over the world; these spherical cabins travel along the edge of the building in order to provide passengers with a scenic view from 130 metres above sea level for a total of 20 minutes.
Hammetschwand Elevator, Switzerland
The highest exterior elevator in Europe can be found in Switzerland and overlooks lake Lucerne at an impressive height of 847 metres. In fact, passengers can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Büergenstock resort as the Hammetschwand Elevator transports them 153 metres towards the summit of Hammetschwand in less than a minute!
The Gateway Arch, USA
A feat of technology in its own right, The Gateway Arch in Missouri is not an elevator for the faint hearted. After all, passengers travel in small egg-shaped cabs in groups of five which are linked together in order to form a train of eight and are transported across the arch itself. In fact, the cabins will periodically rotate by 5° in order to ensure that they remain balanced and stable. The journey takes around 7 minutes to complete and allows passengers to see the interior of the arch.
Here at Elevators Ltd, we place a lot of emphasis on the design, manufacture and installation of our elevators in order to provide our clients with a high-quality lift that will withstand the test of time. With this said, dazzling elevators like those listed above have managed to draw in thousands upon thousands of tourists to countries like China, America and Germany. To find out more information about small-scale scenic lifts, get in contact with the best lift company on the market and speak to member of the Elevators Ltd team today!