Elevators, the most easiest and excellent way to shift between floors. Nowadays every construction in the urban consist of at-least an elevator. It is a kind of box like room where it is enclosed with a strong material on three sides with a manipulating door on the fourth side. elevators are used not only in offices but also in restaurants, living complexes, bars, malls, hotels and many other visiting places. working of an elevator is as simple as ever. selecting the right floor button on which you have to land is the only thing you have to do. elevators are a luxury! Many architects and mechanical designers had redesigned the normal elevator model into various models suitable for any range of constructions. These newly developed elevator models are both stylish and even very sophisticated with unusual changes added to it. Here are a few of such highly renovated elevators.
1. Swiss Skydive
People invest a huge amount in the publicity of their organization, company, product or what ever it is they want to spread the news about. A Swiss sky diving school has got on with such a brilliant idea that it is both interesting and innovative at the same time. The people of the sky diving school had laid on a sticker of the entire city taken from a very high altitude on the floor of the elevator. Thus making it appear as if the floor is a glassed surface which makes you feel you are watching the entire city from a great height. this spectacular illusion has got the school a huge publicity and visitors which not only saved the publicity cost but also attracted many people around.
2. Stockholm Globe Arena
The Stockholm globe arena or ‘the globe’ is yet another masterpiece of the architects. It is designed in the form of a golf ball. It is the largest hemispherical construction in the whole world. It took them approximately 30 months to complete the construction of this structure. The most interesting part is that, this large hemispherical structure has its elevators situated on the outside of the structure where they appear to be like mini globes with glassed walls all around it. They are supported on the rail tracks created for the to and fro of these elevators along the circumference of the golf ball like hemispherical structure.
3. Bailong elevator
The Bailong elevator is one of the largest outdoor elevators where it is situated to one side of a huge cliff with a size of about 1,070 feet in height. This elevator is situated in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, China. It is a heavy elevator which is completely made of glass. Due to various environmental factors, the usage was stopped. After a series of debates and conclusions, the operations of this elevator was temporarily stopped for 10 months due to various safety related problems. But, it still continuous to be one of the unique elevators of the world.
4. Louvre elevator
Most people get bored using the same old type elevators again and again. For such people, we have the Louvre elevator. Louvre elevator is a completely different form of elevator when compared to all other elevators. it does not contain a closed box or glasses all around like the usual elevators. It contains a small base which rises above the ground stopping at various levels. The upper portion of the elevator will remain open and uncovered. After the ascend, the elevator descends to its original position on the ground between the spiral stairs.
5. Taipei 101’s elevator
The elevator named Taipei 101’s elevator is the fastest reaching elevator in the whole world. This has an extreme speed of about 37.7mph. This is used in one of the busiest structures as this elevator could land you in any floor with just a heart beat’s time. It is even recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records due to its high speed. The music in the background adds a soothing feel to the visitors where it doesn’t give the visitors a chance to notice the time and tension on the elevator.
6. Mercedes-Benz Museum elevator
The Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany has its own special kind of attractions. Apart from its automotive displays, one thing that is totally unique is its elevator system. The elevator system in this museum contains a pill-like cabin covered with a strong steel like metal. The exteriors of the elevator has a ghostly look to its appearance. This pill is the chamber where visitors step in and enjoy their ride around. The inside of this cabin is lighted through the floor. This museum consists of three tracks which move to and fro carrying various passengers around the museum.
7. Eiffel Tower passenger elevators
Eiffel Tower, designed by architect Gustave Eiffel, is one of the greatest tourist attractions and a mark of France. It is also known as one of the renowned structures of the world. It is the tallest structure in Paris with almost 1,063 feet long. Visitors are allowed to visit this structure and are transported to its both the levels through various elevators. Cables and pulleys with massive water powered pistons are used to operate the Fives-Lille elevators from ground to first and second levels. The angle of ascend of the lift changes as the arc of the pillars.
8. The Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch is the only attraction in St.Loius. This is a huge structural arch made of stainless steel which stands 630 feet tall making it the tallest monument in the country. It stretches about 630 feet and weighs approximately about 43000 tons. Irrespective of its heavy weight, it is made to swing with the wind. To reach the top of the arch, the visitors have two ways. The first one is using the stairs. Both the arch handles contain 1,076 stairs going up to the top of the arch each. The other way is using the tram. These trams are very small. During the trip to the top of arch, you will notice all the interior works of the monument. The top of the arch contains 16 windows each on either side of the top of the arch.