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28.09.2016

HIGHER AND HIGHER

Reaching for the sky - the most impressive buildings in the world. But how do you get to all those upper floors? VDMAimpulse presents its own selection of impressive elevators in special buildings and monuments, starting with the fastest.

By Katrin Pudenz

Waterfront buildings in Gouangzhou including the CTF (middle).
© zhu difeng / Fotolia
CTF Finance Center
City: Guangzhou | Country: China
Height: 530 m
Completion: 2016
111 floors above and 5 floors below ground
Number of elevators: 86
Elevator speed: 20 m/s | 72 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: Mitsubishi
Teipei 101. © vichie81 / Fotolia
Taipei 101
City: Taipei | Country: Taiwan
Height: 508 m
Completion: 2004
101 floors above and 5 floors below ground
Number of elevators: 61
Elevator speed: 16.83 m/s | 60.6 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: Toshiba
Yokohama skyline at minato mirai area including Yokohama Landmark Tower (left). © torsakarin / Fotolia
Yokohama Landmark Tower
City: Yokohama | Country: Japan
Height: 296 m
Completion: 1993
73 floors above and 3 floors below ground
Number of elevators: 79
Elevator speed: 12.5 m/s | 45 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: Mitsubishi
Lower Manhatten, the Statue of Liberty and the One World Trade Center. © mandritoiu / Fotolia
One World Trade Center
City: New York City | Country: USA
Height: 541 m
Completion: 2014
94 floors above and 5 floors below ground
Number of elevators: 73
Elevator speed: 10.16 m/s | 37 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: ThyssenKrupp
Burj Khalifa and Dubai Downtown at dusk. © philipus / Fotolia
Burj Khalifa
City: Dubai | Country: United Arab Emirates
Height: 828 m
Completion: 2010
54 usable floors plus nine maintenance levels, 46 spire levels, and two underground parking levels
Number of elevators: 58
Elevator speed: 10 m/s | 36 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: Otis
Beijing, China Financial District Skyline including the China World Tower (highest building). © SeanPavonePhoto / Fotolia
China World Tower
City: Beijing | Country: China
Height: 330 m
Completion: 2010
74 floors above and 5 floors below ground
Number of elevators: 41
Elevator speed: 10 m/s | 36 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: Schindler
Shanghai World Financial Center: highest building on the right.
© efired / Fotolia
Shanghai World Financial Center
City: Shanghai | Country: China
Height: 492 m
Completion: 2008
101 floors above and 3 floors below ground
Number of elevators: 91
Elevator speed: 10 m/s | 36 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: ThyssenKrupp
Tokyo Skyline. © luciano mortula / Fotolia
Sunshine 60
City: Tokyo | Country: Japan
Height: 240 m
Completion: 1978
60 floors above and 5 floors below ground
Number of elevators: 40
Elevator speed: 10 m/s | 36 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: Mitsubishi
Chicago skyline including John Hancock Center (left). © menfis / Fotolia
John Hancock Center
City: Chicago | Country: USA
Height: 344 m (456.9 m to tip of antenna)
Completion: 1969
100 floors
Number of elevators: 50
Elevator speed: 9.2 m/s | 33 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: Otis
Petronas Twin Towers. © f11photo / Fotolia
Petronas Towers Complex
Tallest Building: Petronas Twin Tower 1
City: Kuala Lumpur | Country: Malaysia
Height: 451.9 m
Completion: 1998
88 floors above and 5 floors below ground
Number of elevators: 39
Elevator speed: 7 m/s | 25.2 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: Otis

Special buildings

Eiffel Tower against sunrise in Paris. © samott / Fotolia
Eiffel Tower
City: Paris | Country: France
Height: 300 m
Completion: 1889
3 floors
Number of elevators: 8
Elevator speed: 2.08 m/s | 7.5 km/h
Elevator manufacturers (current and former): Otis / Schneider / Roux / Combaluzie / Lepape / Léon Edoux
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VDMA Headquarter
City: Frankfurt | Country: Germany
Height: 33 m
Completion: 1967
8 floors above and 1 floor below ground
Number of elevators: 3 (in main building)
Elevator speed: 3.0 m/s | 10.8 km/h
Elevator manufacturer: Otis

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