Burj Khalifa has world’s third-fastest elevator

Burj Khalifa

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has the world’s third-fastest elevator in the world, according to data released by Emporis.

The company found that the fastest elevators in the world were in Taiwan’s Taipei 101, which were manufactured by Japanese corporation Toshiba.

A Mitsubishi lift in Japan’s Yokahama Landmark Tower was named as the second-fastest lift, while the Otis lifts in the UAE’s 828m-high Burj Khalifa shares third spot with three other buildings.


However, the Burj Khalifa has the distinction of offering the world’s fastest double-decker elevators, with the double-deckers’ passengers able to travel the longest distance currently possible in an elevator, exiting after a ride of 504 metres at the world’s highest stop – 638m up the building.

According to the Emporis data on the world’s fastest lists, Chicago’s John Hancock Centre is the only one not in Asia. 2014 will see a further attraction added to Asia: the elevators that Mitsubishi is set to install in the Shanghai Tower will take over as the world’s fastest at a speed of 64.8 km/h.

Upon the completion of the building, the emergency elevator will become the world’s longest-travelling elevator, operating over a distance of 578.5m

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