There are many extravagant elevators in the world that are known as ‘scenic lifts’. By implementing high quality technology and using design to their advantage, these elevators have become infamous in their own right. In fact, one of the most popular scenic lifts is the AquaDom, which can be found in Germany. In this blog, the team here at Elevators Ltd are going to go over a few interesting facts about this popular tourist attraction…
Standing at 82 feet high with a diameter of 11 metres, the AquaDom has been named as the largest, freestanding cylindrical aquarium across the globe. It can be found at the prestigious Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany and has turned it into a spectacle attraction for visitors. In fact, the aquarium is filled with over a million litres of water and is supported by a nine-metre foundational base, with 41 acrylic panels in total. From these statistics, it is easy to see why the AquaDom cost over $13 million to construct!
A Glass Elevator
Perhaps the most interesting aspect about the AquaDom is the fact that it has a fully operational glass elevator that travels through the centre of the aquarium, allowing guests to see the marine life like never before. The entire ride lasts just under five minutes and whilst the elevator could very likely go faster, the slow speed allows the riders the ability to take in the spectacle easier.
Interestingly, the aquarium is home to a wide variety of marine life, including over 1,500 tropical fish and corals. In fact, there are said to be over 100 different species of fish living in the AquaDom. Due to its immense size, the tank has to be clean 3-4 times a day and the fish consume a staggering 8 kilos of food every single day.
Whilst our scenic lifts may not be able to compete with the AquaDom, we believe that our outstanding customer service speaks for itself. After all, the team here at Elevators Ltd have worked hard to build a company that is widely recognised as the best lift company around. Whether you are looking to modernise your elevator or simply wish to make an investment, we are always happy to help! Get in contact with a member of the team to find out more information today!