Zhangjiajie

China

Zhangjiajie


The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, a 243 square mile park in the Wulingyuan area of the Hunan Province, a part of China’s most beautiful Nature Reserves is the location of the Bailong Lifts, the group of three double-deck glass lift cars which are open to the elements, were designed, manufactured and installed by GBH-Design GmbH and their partner in China, Huber Special German Elevator Consulting Co. Ltd, as part of the modernisation measures in 2014.

The 4900kg 2:1 roped double-deck lifts are the highest free running lifts in the world, travelling 330m to the observation deck above, at speeds of 3 and 5m/sec, GBH had to design, manufacture and obtain TÜV certification for special guide shoes and safety gears to cope with the lift speeds and testing environment.

The towering structure, poetically named 'hundred dragons skylift' has previously set three Guinness World Records: The world's tallest fully-exposed outdoor lifts, the world's tallest double-deck sightseeing lifts and the world's fastest passenger lifts with largest carrying capacity, each of which can carry up to 50 passengers at a time, accommodating 2.8 million visitors a year.

 

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