China is all set to welcome another superlative structure – “Shanghai Tower”, which will be the country’s tallest building and the world’s second tallest – next to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Set for opening later this year, the 632 meter (2,073ft) gigantic structure will have 121-storeys. The tower will house an exceptional feature – the world’s fastest elevators.
The ultra-high-speed elevators by Mitsubishi Electronics use aluminum and carbon fiber cars to reduce wind resistance and move faster than any other device in the world. Like a high-end Italian supercar, this powerful system will propel visitors from the B2 level to the building’s 119th floor in just 55 seconds.
The ultra-high-speed high-comfort elevators feature Mitsubishi’s “New Active Roller Guide System”, which detects sway and counters it by generating a