Elevator Baylong - the highest lift in the world
Elevator Baylong located in China in the province of Hunan and lifts the tourists to a height of 360 meters - the observation deck of one of the peaks of the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
The two-storey elevator car can accommodate 50 people. The complex includes three such lift capacity of 3750 kg each. The walls of the elevator, of course, transparent.
on the construction of the lift works started in 1999 and ended in 2002. The cost of construction was approximately $ 18 million.
lift construction project in the reserved place, protected by UNESCO, met fierce opposition of environmentalists. Tubing should be mounted in a quartz sandstones in thousands of locations.
The system is equipped with sensors of the earthquake, and in case of danger, three elevators must be evacuated for a short time on top of all travelers.
This facility is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest lift open from the cockpit visibility, the highest two-story sightseeing elevator, the fastest passenger elevator and most powerful elevator.