The ‘Bailong Elevator’, The World’s Tallest Outdoor Elevator

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The Bailong Elevator is a glass elevator built onto the side of a huge cliff in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, People’s Republic of China that is 326 m (1,070 ft) high.

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It is claimed to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world.Construction of the elevator began in October 1999, and it was opened to the public by 2002.

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photo credit: amazingchinatrip.com

The environmental effects of the elevator have been a subject of debate and controversy, as the Wulingyan area was designated a World Heritage Site in 2002.

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Operations were stopped for 10 months in 2002-2003, reportedly due to safety concerns, not environmental ones.

On 16 July 2015, the elevator was officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest outdoor lift.

SOURCEwikipedia
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