12 Unbelievable Elevators
When it comes to elevators, function usually trumps form and the ride is utterly forgettable. Not so with these lifts—some look like they belong in sci-fi thrillers, others could be theme park attractions, but a trip on any one of them will earn you a lifetime of bragging rights.
The four-minute elevator ride up the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, brings you to the top of the 630-foot-tall wonder
The mod elevator cars at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri look like something straight out of The Jetsons
The elevator ride at St. Louis, Missouri's Gateway Arch is one of the most exciting in the world, so book tickets in advance to skip the long lines.
The elevator at the AquaDom in Berlin travels up the middle of the 82-foot tall aquarium
There are almost 100 different species of sea life in Berlin's AquaDom, which you can see through the elevator's glass walls
The Bailong Elevator in Hunan, China's Zhangjiajia Forest Park travels nearly 1,070 feet up a sheer cliff
The Bailong Elevator brings riders to the sky walk along the Zhangjiajie mountain cliff
The glass walls of the Bailong Elevator in Hunan, China's Zhangjiajie National Forest allow riders to take in the green-swathed valley below.
Visitors marvel at the bucolic Scottish countryside from the top of the 115-foot tall Falkirk Wheel
The 50-minute gondola tours at Scotland's Falkirk Wheel traverse two canals and include two rides on the elevator