Hitachi Building High Speed Elevator That Travels 95 Floors in 43 Seconds

Posted on April 22, 2014

Artist's rendention of the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center

Hitachi is building a high speed elevator that will travel 95 floors (440 meters) in just 43 seconds for a new skyscraper in China. The elevator will reach a maximum speed of 72 km/h (45 mph). BBC News reports that this will top the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan to become the world's fastest elevator. Elevators in the Taipei 101 building can reach 60.6 km/h (37.6 mph). The elevators are to be used in a skyscraper being built in Guangzhou, China. The Guangzhou CTF Finance Center will open in 2016. An artist's rendition of the building is pictured above.

Hitachi describes its speedy new elevator in a press release. It promises the elevator will be able to brake comfortably at the high speed. Here are some highlights of the high-speed elevators:
Photo: Hitachi

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