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  • Who: Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems

  • What: Fastest lift (elevator)

  • Where: Taiwan

Two high-speed lifts installed by Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems (Japan) in Taipei 101, the world's tallest building situated in Taipei, Taiwan, have a maximum speed of 1,010 m/min (3,313 ft/min), equivalent to 60.6 km/h (37.6 mph). The lifts take just 40 seconds from ground level to the 89th floor, situated at 382 m (1,253 ft), and have atmospheric pressure regulatory systems to avoid discomfort (ears 'popping') for the occupants.

In addition the lifts are streamlined to reduce wind noise.


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