Mikey033 : I’ll just take the stairs, thank you very much.
I_AM_GODDAMN_BATMAN : 350 m high can be done in an hour or so.
__audjobb__ : Holy hell
mrgreentheengineer : It’s actually quicker to walk in high season, the line for the elevator can be up to 8 hours long
jasonf_00 : Rode in this elevator this summer, video from inside looks slower, but I knew it was moving fast.
phunkydroid : Nowhere near as fast as this gif though. Little over a minute in realtime.
HumbleSite : What would happen if I jump right before this thing starts going down? Would I break my neck after impacting the ceiling?
shlemazeltov : It looks pretty sped up
mconheady : I rode it last October and it was foggy the whole way down. Didn’t feel a thing. 🙁
dick-nipples : If I didn’t know better I would’ve thought this was a video of a train from above.
Ducman69 : Considering the construction quality of many of China’s projects, who knows, it may one day shoot out the top and transform into a high-speed land based train… one way ticket to the bottom.Heck on LL, you can see how often even regular elevators and escalators eat people.
l2protoss : It’s ridiculous that this happens at all with elevators. Safest way to travel by miles travelled. Most elevator deaths in the US are people riding on top of the car while working on them.There are so many safeguards in modern elevators that passenger deaths should really never occur.
G2geo94 : At least in the US, public buildings with elevators are required to have checks every year, and with those in place, they have to be safe or they’re shut down. Should be a statement in the elevator that shows its last inspection, with details either there with it, or at the reception/security desk or equivalent.
ph4mp573r : Most of China’s construction projects are actually very safe! Their infrastructure and major engineering projects are built to a high standard and rarely have major issues. Unfortunately they have a confluence of social and governmental issues that lead to a LOT of shoddy and unused construction which gives them a bad reputation.First, there’s corruption. It’s impossible to overstate the effects of corruption in China’s construction and planning industries. In order to get a project through you have to be related to somebody, and you have to make somebody’s relative some money. It’s all based in a Chinese concept known as Guanxi, which while not a problem on it’s own, provides a social structure and acceptance for endemic corruption. If your relative or business partner got your bridge approved, you may find yourself obligated to build twelve highrise buildings next to it, even if you can’t sell them. You might use your uncle’s bad batch of concrete to make him some money too.Secondly,