New Heights

April 17, 2020
FROM LEFT:XIAODONG QIU—GETTY IMAGES; RAGA/GETTY IMAGES; NINOSLAV VRANA—GETTY IMAGES; THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR

The world is full of incredible elevators. Many of them use pulleys. Here are a few of TFK’s favorite elevators.

XIAODONG QIU—GETTY IMAGES

The world’s fastest elevator is in Shanghai Tower, in China. It travels almost as fast as a cheetah can. Whoosh!

RAGA/GETTY IMAGES

The Bailong Elevator is the tallest outdoor elevator on Earth. It is on the side of a cliff, in China. Would you want to ride in it?

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR

The first sideways elevator is being tested in Germany. It can travel up and down, too! Some people say it is the elevator of the future.

NINOSLAV VRANA—GETTY IMAGES

The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. It is in Dubai. This building’s elevators are the third-fastest in the world.

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