elevators, lifts

Elevators at 240 Sparks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

fastest elevators – World’s Tallest Building to Come with Fastest Elevators – capable of travelling at speeds as high as 750 metres per minute, or 12.5 metres per second. Kingdom Tower is set to be the world’s tallest building following its completion in 2018, rising to a height in excess of one kilometre.

  • Kingdom Tower – The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, will stand 3,280 feet, and was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture of Chicago. It is part of the larger development, Kingdom City, and will be the first structure in the world to reach the one-kilometer-high mark.