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LIFT OFF! World's fastest elevator UP and running in Guangzhou02:00

LIFT OFF! World's fastest elevator UP and running in Guangzhou

China, Guangzhou
September 13, 2017 at 11:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

The world's fastest lift took off for the first time in Guangzhou, China, thanks to the work of Japanese technology firm Hitachi in the 1,739ft (530m) tall CTF Finance Centre.At speeds of 1,200m a minute (72km/h, 45mph), the lift will open for service in 2018 and offers a super smooth ride with its heavy-duty drive system and highly reliable safety features."To develop the world's fastest elevator that can operate at a record breaking speed of 1,200 metres per minute, Hitachi modified new technologies for the whole elevator design," explained the project's deputy chief engineer, Hideka Matsuoka.

LIFT OFF! World's fastest elevator UP and running in Guangzhou02:00
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The world's fastest lift took off for the first time in Guangzhou, China, thanks to the work of Japanese technology firm Hitachi in the 1,739ft (530m) tall CTF Finance Centre.At speeds of 1,200m a minute (72km/h, 45mph), the lift will open for service in 2018 and offers a super smooth ride with its heavy-duty drive system and highly reliable safety features."To develop the world's fastest elevator that can operate at a record breaking speed of 1,200 metres per minute, Hitachi modified new technologies for the whole elevator design," explained the project's deputy chief engineer, Hideka Matsuoka.

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