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China builds world's fastest elevator

World's Fastest Elevator
China holds the record for the largest population and of course longest wall and now they're about to break another record.

A skyscraper in the country's southern city of Guangzhou is getting the world's fastest elevator - able to shoot up 95 floors in just 43 seconds.

The lightning-speed elevator is set to be installed in an under-construction finance center which will house a hotel, offices, and residential space.

So, 95 floors in 43 seconds...Just how fast is that? The elevator's designer, Hitachi, announced that the high-speed elevators will travel at a speed of 45mph.

The new elevators will break the current elevator speed record held by a skyscraper in Taiwan that travels 38mph.

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johnny April 26 2014 at 9:17 AM

No wonder those people are so short hitting your head at 45 MPH could be a short trip

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tony johnny April 26 2014 at 6:07 PM

Incorrect mizz jonny. have a nice day.

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smprfitom April 26 2014 at 9:32 AM

If it's built with the latest quality standards adheared to by Chineese industry....I'll take the stairs.

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logic100k smprfitom April 26 2014 at 11:13 AM

I wont even go there in the first place

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msmith6791 April 26 2014 at 9:55 AM

Just another way to get high. How interesting.

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drjin April 26 2014 at 7:39 PM

I'm a retired elevator mechanic trying to imagine working on a machine such as this. It's the difference between a Model A Ford and a Formula 1 race car. HOLY TOLEDO!!!!!!!!!!!

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Leo drjin April 26 2014 at 10:13 PM

Yea, there looking at speed! The hell with speed, I think the safety issue should be under extreme testing for at least 10 years. Wait till the brakes fail, and that SOB shoots out the roof, then will see how excied Hitachi will be with it's fast elevator. Today most elevators run at a pretty good safe speed.. Even the hydrolis ones seem to run a little better too, But that isn't a safe people moving elevator for a sky scraper. That's a damn amusement Ride!

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mp908 April 26 2014 at 10:02 AM

The organization I worked for moved into the south tower of the World Trade Center in 1974. To reach our offices on the 80th, 81st and 82nd floors, we had to first take an express elevator to the 78th floor and then change for a local elevator. When we first moved in, the elevator trip to and from the 78th floor took about 30 seconds, and many people found the trip stomach churning. After numerous complaints they slowed it down so that the trip took 45 seconds. If the Chinese plan on keeping the elevator at 45 mph, they better stock a supply of "barf bags" like in the front pocket on a plane.

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tony mp908 April 26 2014 at 6:02 PM

Hello mizz mpearr, thou thought thee said went to work. Then thou saw in an office, lol. No 1 does any work in an office, thats just where pencil pushing, paper shufflers and water cooler huggers are. Get a REEL job,

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ARTHUR April 26 2014 at 1:24 PM


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dboomboom April 26 2014 at 10:20 PM

so much for love in an elevator

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ChingOW Mango April 26 2014 at 10:14 PM

Population, the wall and soon an elevator? Those aren't the only records China holds - but I want to be politically correct here - and we all know how important that is in today's very delicate and proper world.

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JackieRay ChingOW Mango April 26 2014 at 11:53 PM

sour grapes

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bigred8690 April 26 2014 at 1:17 PM

They might want to have waterproof bags in the elevators in case anyone gets sick.

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juliem2213 April 26 2014 at 1:11 PM

Yeah, that's what I want. An elevator that shoves my eyeballs into my shoes!

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