Chicago building to get tallest and fastest elevator in North America
It will be able to ascend 305 meters or 1,000 feet in roughly 60 seconds.
CHICAGO — Chicago is building North America's tallest and fastest elevator along with a glass cabin at the top of the Aon Center, reports Fast Company.
Chicago's Aon Center will be featuring the fastest and tallest elevator in North America as well as a glass cab at the top of the building.
The elevator will be built into the northwest corner of the building. It will be able to ascend 305 meters or 1,000 feet in roughly 60 seconds.
The elevator takes visitors to the Aon Center Observatory which will feature a 360-degree observatory, a restaurant and an activity center.
The glass cabin at the top of the building will be called 'Sky Summit'. The cabin unfolds and hangs passengers inside it over the edge of the tower.
Developers claim both attractions could bring roughly 2 million annual visitors. According to Archinect News, construction of the elevator begins this spring.
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