Everyday, people use elevators. It’s difficult to picture a world without them - I mean, could you imagine climbing up 27 floors? The first elevator was built primarily to transport materials, and were operated by steam. In 1823, the first elevator to carry people was called the “ascending room” and by 1825 it was introduced in England. The electric elevators that we use today was invented towards the end of the 19th century. Most elevator rides these days are quite simple, unless you have been on of these unique elevators across the world.
Let’s start off right with one that’s close to home, the CN Tower. The elevator goes up 20 feet per second, giving you a picture perfect scene of the entire city. The high speed elevators can get you to the top of the city under a minute!
But, let’s get even crazier. How about riding an elevator inside a fish tank? Yes - it’s a thing! It’s called the Aquadom in Berlin, where there is over 1,500 fish floating around you. This elevator goes super slow, so you can look at all the different kinds of fish swimming beside you.
How about travelling in a glass bubble in Stockholm, Sweden? Being inside the Ericsson Globe allows you to get a 360 degree view of the Stockholm. The entire ride takes a total of 20 minutes, carrying passengers up and down the orb.
Ever wondered what it felt like to ride a bird cage elevator? At the Maritime Museum, you’ll be able to find one of the oldest elevators in North America. The elevator was originally used for the second Chief of Justice of the British Columbia supreme court!
Who doesn’t like a Mercedes Benz? Catch a ride in the Mercedes Benz Museum elevator that is a shaped like a pill!
So to keep yourself busy in a everyday elevator ride, imagine yourself on some of the coolest elevators across the globe. It might make your elevator experience a little more enjoyable. Just don’t forget to get off at the right floor!