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Elevators
Mitsubishi Monumental Elevators
Zigzag Elevator
Seto Ohashi Bridge, Japan
Zigzag elevators transport passengers within curved pylons of the bridge.
Zigzag Elevator Zigzag Elevator
Circular Elevator
Burj Al Arab, UAE
A perfectly circular elevator car that’s a thing of beauty.
Circular Elevator Circular Elevator
Double-Deck Elevator
Riverside Sumida, Japan
Increases capacity by linking two cars together through an innovative new technique.
Double-Deck Elevator Double-Deck Elevator
Observation Elevator with all Glass Walls
Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
Elevator car that’s glazed throughout.
Observation Elevator with all Glass Walls Observation Elevator with all Glass Walls Observation Elevator with all Glass Walls
Photo-Chromatic Glass Elevator
JR Central Towers, Japan
Elevator car walls are opaque but turn transparent in the observatory hoistway.
Photo-Chromatic Glass Elevator Photo-Chromatic Glass Elevator Photo-Chromatic Glass Elevator
Indoor Open Elevator without Hoistway
Chicago Blue Cross, Chicago, USA
Entrance-side only hoistway makes car appear as if it’s floating in mid-air.
Indoor Open Elevator without Hoistway Indoor Open Elevator without Hoistway
“Birdie” Style Elevator
Core Pacific City, Taiwan
Keyhole shaped elevator designed to resemble a badminton shuttlecock.
“Birdie” Style Elevator “Birdie” Style Elevator “Birdie” Style Elevator
Light-Control Car Ceiling
Kaohsiung 85 Tower, Taiwan
Lights dim as car rises to upper floors and stars appear in the car ceiling.
Light-Control Car Ceiling Light-Control Car Ceiling

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