Last month, the shanghai tower elevator It was officially certified by Guinness Records as the fastest in the world. At a speed of 73.8 km/hour, the elevator is capable of moving from the basement to the 119th floor in just 53 seconds.
The Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world, rises to 632 meters with 128 floors. At this height, it has “the fastest elevator on the planet”.
How come it travels so fast?
This Guinness record has been achieved thanks to to the innovative Mitsubishi elevator that travels at the incredible speed of 20.5 meters per second, about 73.8 km / hour.
The development of new equipment, including a control panel that can maximize the performance of the traction machine, and improvements to safety devices such as the speed limiter, the braking device and the damping one, makes the elevator unique in the world.
Fun Fact: This elevator He is faster than Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world.since the time of 9.58 seconds that he achieved in his world record was achieved reaching a speed of 12.2 meters per secondequivalent to about 44 kilometers per hour.