The World’s Fastest Elevators and Longest Elevator Runs





The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently published a report in collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records on the fastest elevators and the longest elevator run in skyscrapers.  It evaluates elevators in commercial buildings from across the globe to determine the speed and the length of their run.  The CTBUH has certified the Shanghai Tower, currently the world’s second-tallest building at 632 meters tall (2,073′), takes the prize for both the “fastest elevator and the longest elevator run of all commercial buildings in the world.”

The Shanghai’s elevator has a speed of 20.5 meters per second and an elevator run of 578.55 meters (1898.13).  The world’s second fastest elevator speed is in the CTF Finance Center in Guangzhou coming in at 20 meters per second followed by the Tapei 101 at 508 meters tall with a speed of 16.83 meters per second.

The Ping An Finance Centre has the world’s second longest elevator run of 573.5 meters which is followed by the CTF Finance Center with a run of 516.7 meters.  The Burj Khalifa has an elevator run of 504 meters.

Out of the world’s five tallest buildings, four of them tie (the Burj Khalifa, Shanghai Tower, Ping An Finance, and Lotte World Tower) for the fastest double-decker elevator speeds of 10 meters per second.  Here in the US, New York’s One World Trade Center has an elevator run of 1341 feet that goes deep into its basement.

The Conco Companies have an extensive portfolio that includes providing concrete services on two of the West Coast’s tallest skyscrapers, the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles and the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.  Please visit our website to view the many projects we have featured and contact us to see how we may assist you on your next project.

The Conco Companies are a leading supplier of concrete services for the Western United States.  Our experience includes constructing commercial, educational, healthcare, parking structures and other development as well as public works projects and highways.  We currently serve the areas of Southern and Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Colorado.

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