World’s Tallest Building To Have World’s Fastest Elevator

07/06/2014 6:08 pm

The Kingdom Tower the soon to be world's tallest building is also set to feature the world's fastest double-decker elevator.

The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will will feature the world’s fastest double-decker elevator, capable of ascending and descending the mighty skyscraper at 32ft (10 metres) a second.

According to the Daily Mail, that means visitors will be able to travel 2,165ft (660 metres) in one go, allowing them to quickly climb the building measuring 3,281ft (1km) tall.

The lifts will be built using high-tech carbon fibre cables and "UltraRope" technology that will one day enable them to travel up to 3,281ft (1,000m) in one go.

Elevator company Kone will be responsible for the installation, and promise that tourists won't feel queasy along the way.

A spokesman said: "Based on user research we know that 10 m/s is still at a comfortable level to travel,' so users should not feel ill."

The construction of the world’s tallest tower is underway and when it is completed in 2018, it will have the world’s fastest double-decker lifts as well as the highest elevator rise.

The Kingdom Tower will house offices, a hotel, apartments and a top-of-the-world observation spot.

In total, it will have 65 lifts and escalators, including seven double-decker lifts built by Kone.

The Tower will be the centrepiece and first phase of proposed development known as Kingdom City that will be located along the Red Sea on the north side of Jeddah.

If completed as planned the tower will become the tallest skyscraper in the world, and the first structure to reach the one-kilometre-high mark.

Kingdom Tower