The Bailong Elevator in Hunan, China, is an undeniably impressive feat of engineering and, at 1,070 feet tall, it holds the record for the world’s tallest outdoor lift.
Construction began in 1999 and, after an investment of about $20 million, the Bailong Elevator opened to the public in 2002. The elevator was built into a carefully selected quartz sandstone cliff face, into which tunnels and shafts were dug to accommodate the three glass-faced double-deck elevators.
The lift has a total height of 1,070 feet (326 meters), of which the lower 505 feet are embedded inside the mountain wall, with the upper 565 feet consisting of exposed steel derrick. The three elevators run in parallel, offering dizzying views of the sandstone pillars and surrounding mountains and forest.
Each elevator has a carrying capacity of 4,900 kilograms, with 50 passengers traveling in each car. All of which means that the Bailong Elevator is not only the world’s tallest outdoor elevator, but also the world’s tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator and the world’s fastest passenger traffic elevator with the biggest carrying capacity.
According to en.wikipedia