World’s Highest Escalator

The Umeda Sky Building is the seventh-tallest building in Osaka City, Japan, and one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. The 173 m (568 ft) building was designed by Hiroshi Hara. It was constructed by Takenaka Corporation and was completed in 1993. Located in the Umeda district of Kita-ku, the building was originally conceived in 1988 as the “City of Air” project. It consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center. The escalater ride is an event in itself as it feels like you are floating up into the sky.

via : Archibase.Net

18 Responses to “ World’s Highest Escalator ”

  1. Oh gosh!

    I don’t think I’ll even dare to take the escalator.. But I bet it’ll be a nice and cool experience..

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  2. Yikes…. Looks like my height problem is not the only thing I’ll get riding this escalator. Wow, it looks like it’s quite narrow also.

    Looks very beautiful and I’m sure that it’s eventually going to be one of those world’s wonders…. until someone else makes a bigger one.

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  3. Huh! i’m very scared to use it


  4. Oh my! this is so amazing! I’ll faint if I’ll use it.

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  5. I’d prefer to use a lift for this purpose :)

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  6. oh……………..good construction.
    i cant use tis……..


  7. In our country, we have a big one also…

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  8. I hate elevators / escalators, I’d rather take the stairs. Despite that, I always feel the urge to go down the up elevator :-)

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  9. That’s crazy! Hate to be hungover and riding the escalator home.


  10. Its so high. Thanks for sharing. I just know this is the world highest escalator.

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  11. Crazy… Its really highest escalator that i ever see…

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  16. Looks terrifying…


  17. construction jobs these days are on demand because the construction business is booming again,`~


  18. construction jobs are on the rise again these days because the recession is almost over :;`


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