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| The Bridge from London to Arizona | Tent Shaped Church With Needle Tower | Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge | Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India | Tower of Thousand Cranes - Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima | Colmar Tropicale - A French Themed Resort in Malaysia | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 18 | World's Northern Most Mosque | Riding the Lion's Back | Why I switched from White to Black Background | Wave Rock, Hyden, Australia | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 14 | 1:500 model of Aksai Chin area | Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro | Big Question | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 9 | Kosinj Bridge - A Bridge With Holes | Mausoleum of Tamerlane - A Precursor To Mughal Architecture | Fyrish Monument - A Monument Built To Give Employment | Quetzalcoatl's Nest - Snake Shaped Housing Complex | Metropolis - The Hometown of Superman | HABOG - Nuclear Waste Management in An Artistic Way | Weird Houses Around the World - 13 | Amazing Temple Built From Million Beer Bottles | Can You Recognise This # 22 | Spiral Jetty, Great Salt Lake, Utah | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 13 | The Silent People of Finland | Bridge to Nowhere, Atlantic Road, Norway | Beautiful Salt Pans, Tegguiada-In-Tessoum, Niger | World's Largest Horseshoe Crab | World's Tallest Minaret - Hassan II Mosque | A Spanish Mosque in India | Korean War Memorial - World's Largest War Monument | Arctic Circle Monuments & Markers Around The World | Tri-Bridges Around The World | Can You Recognise This # 3 | Giethoorn - Village With No Roads | Duke of York's Picture House - Oldest Cinema Hall in UK | Strokes of Nature - Face of a Red Indian | Strokes of Nature - "Autumn Trees" | World's Most Expensive - Billion Dollar Home | World's Largest Ship - Emma Mærsk | Beautiful Vakil Mosque of Shiraz | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 2 | House on A Pole | Turtle Shaped Temple, Nagasaki, Japan | Ponte Vecchio - Florence's Oldest Bridge with Shops | Yellow Submarine of The Beatles | Sunny Side Up in La Paz | Bridge of Vases | World's Largest Mud-brick Building | Hollywood Walk of Fame is 50 Years Old | The Kelpies - Scotland's Largest Art Installation | Rainbow Swash - World's Largest Copyrighted Work of Art | The Trojan Horse of Troy is in Turkey! | World's Northernmost Mainland Lighthouse | Locks of Love around the World! | Vasehenge - A Large Circle of Vases | Almost Perfect Cone - Mt. Taranaki | The Headington Shark - Which Survived Attack | World's Largest Coin | Habitat '67 - World's First Modular Pre-fab Housing Complex | Modern Day Ten Commandments | Seven-Coloured Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius | Oldest Wooden Building in the World | India's Only Natural Arch Bridge | A Monument to Enema | Pietermaritzburg Station - Start Of Gandhi's Fight Against Discrimination | Dublin Gasworks Apartments - The Alliance Building | Hewlett-Packard - Birthplace | World's Largest Collection of Old Windmills | World's Highest Outdoor Lift (The Bailong Lift) | 'Trim' the Cat of Matthew Flinders | "Sulaiman-Too" Sacred Mountain of Kyrgyzstan | Palace on the Rocks | Birthplaces of Digital Giants | The Raclawice Panorama - One of World's Largest Circular Panoramic Paintings | Beautiful Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan | World's Tallest Statue of Virgin Mary | World's Biggest Cashew Tree | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World | Can You Recognise This # 2 | Can You Recognise This # 9 | International Bridge on the river Mino | Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Best Place To See Northern Lights | Saxine - The Smiling Water Tower | World's Largest Easter Egg | Can You Recognise This # 5 | Thrown out of Window | Can You Recognise This # 25 | Gun Shaped Lake | Maman - The Mother Spider Around the World | World's Largest Chessboard | World's Tallest Mud Earth Building | Can You Recognise This # 11 | Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, Romania | Ju Ming Museum - Taiwan's Largest Sculpture Garden | A Lake Named Pi (3.1416) | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 10 | Swarovski's Crystal Worlds | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 1 | Amazing See Through Church Of Borgloon | Huge Colourful Streamers on the Hills of Tibet | London Bridge has fallen down | World's Largest Radio Telescope | Pant-y-Goitre Bridge - A Bridge With Holes | Tower of Hercules - World's Oldest Lighthouse | Strokes of Nature - Colours of Desert | Crazy Tower With Crawling Babies | Small Place With Big Name | 1000 Islands - St. Lawrence River | Shaking Minarets of Sidi Bashir Mosque, Ahmedabad | Temple Made of Sea-Shells | Magdeburg Water Bridge - World's Largest Navigable Aqueduct | When Walls Had Ears | Weird Houses Around the World - 15 | World's Largest Tomb - Daisen Kofun - A Huge Key Hole Shaped Grave | World's Largest Hole in a Lake (Revised*) | Church Carved out of Single Block of Rock | City Lounge, St. Gallens - World's Largest Open Air Lounge | Giant Drawer House | Amazing Golf Ball House | World's Thickest Tree - Arbol del Tule | Alnwick Treehouse | Giant Balloon Dogs of Jeff Koons | Poor Man's Taj Mahal, Aurangabad, India | Beautiful Blue Mosque of St. Petersburg | Sleeping on Bed of Ice | World Wide Web - Birthplace | World's Biggest Cuckoo Clocks | Amazing Binocular Shaped Building | The Spotted Lake | Microsoft - Birthplace | Breathtaking Trolltunga - The Troll's Tongue in Norway | Diamondback Bridge - Walking in the Belly of Rattlesnake | Vertical Green Garden of Madrid | Zhivopisny Bridge - A Picturesque Red Bridge With Spider's Sac | Poetic Palindromic Roundabout | Oldest Olympic Rings and Olympic Flame Tower | A Green Church | Can You Recognise This # 20 | Can You Recognise This # 6 | Minaret of Jam | Tower of Dreams and Desires | Tianjin Eye - A giant Ferris wheel on a bridge | Brick Train Locomotive | World's Largest Semaphore | IBM - Birthplace | Amazing New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) Which Is Not New | Noorderlicht - World's Only Ice-Bound Ship-Hotel | Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lithuania | For the Spider Lovers - A Giant Web | Big Temple of Thanjavur - Casts No Shadows | A Modern Bridge Designed by Leonardo da Vinci | Fujian Tulou, China - World Heritage Site | Luxor Pyramid, Las Vegas - Largest Pyramid of Modern World | Sacra Cintola (Holy Belt) of the Virgin Mary, Prato Cathedral | World's Largest Lenin's Head | Strange UFO Houses Are Gone | Giant Hydra Headed Dragon Clock | Puy du Fou - Historical Theme Park, France | World's Largest Foosball Table | World's Largest Terraced Paddy Fields, Yuen Yang, China | Vining - A Small Town With Big Art | Sanyo Solar Ark - A Solar Power Plant Built From Rejects | World's Biggest Inverted Pyramid Building | Oak Trees atop Tower of Guinigis, Lucca, Italy | Glengall Bridge - London's Little Drawbridge | Small Town Made Famous by BBC Serial | Heidelberg Project - Transforming A Shambled Street Into Pride Of The City | Google - Birthplace | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 19 | World's Largest Filing Cabinet | Zorbing - Rolling Down a Slope in a Ball | Giant Shark on Land, NSW, Australia | Weird Houses Around the World | Strokes of Nature - Pink Galaxy | Lift Towers or Elevator Testing Towers | Painting in Field | Hotel Which Looks Like A Stack of Dutch Houses | World's Largest Tent - Khan Shatyr | Garden of Dolls | House Attack - Small House Versus Big House | Weird Houses Around the World - 14 | Razzle Dazzle Ship of Arnhem | Spoonbridge and Cherry - Minneapolis Sculpture Garden | Knockan Crag, Scotland - Where Continents Collided | Unique Library Which Straddles Borders of Two Countries | Magnificent Mosaic Rug Carpet On Rudolf Nureyev's Grave | World's Largest Teapot | Plane atop 77 Water Street, NYC | Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 11 | Beautiful But Cursed Island Of Gaiola | Amazingly Balanced Rocks Around the World - 20 | Maeslantkering - World's Largest Storm Barrier | Fountain Which is A Digital Clock | Wotruba Kirche - A Church Made of Concrete Blocks | Sculptures in White Desert | Kondyor Massif - A Perfectly Circular Geological Formation | Quadripoints of the World | The Island Which Refused to Die | Vitoslavlitsy - The Museum of Russian Wooden Architecture | Magical Floating Water Taps | Bridge Between Eurasian and American Continents | Paragon Prairie Tower - Americas' Largest Glass Mural | More "Bridges with Holes" | World's Largest Aircraft - Antonov AN-225 | Bridge to Nowhere | World's Widest Sculpture - Angel of The North | Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul | Equatorial Monuments Around the World | Weird Houses Around the World - 7 | Cano Cristales - World's Most Beautiful River | Unique Circular Footbridge, Aveiro, Portugal | Crescent Shaped Island | Keshwa Chaca - Oldest Surviving Inca Rope Bridge | Red Crab Migration - Christmas Island | Slauerhoff Bridge - A Giant Flying Kite | Can You Recognise This # 19 | Roofless Church | Clingstone House - 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Lift Towers or Elevator Testing Towers

With the construction craze for high rise buildings escalating, the lift manufacturers are required to design and build safe but high speed lifts for such buildings. Lift towers (aka Elevator Testing Towers) are towers used to test prototypes of lifts and their new drives, gears, cables and other systems under controlled conditions.  Few such notable towers around the World are;

1. Hyundai 'ASAN' Tower, Icheon, S. Korea 205 m
2. Mitsubishi 'SOLAÉ' Inazawa, Japan 173 m
3. Nippon-Otis Tower, Shibayama, Japan 154 m
4. Otis Elevator Tower, Bristol, CT, USA 117 m
5. Express Lift Tower, Northampton, UK 127 m

A brief description of each of these is given below;

1. Hyundai Asan Tower, Icheon - World's Tallest Lift Tower

Till recently Mitsubishi Electric Corporation's Lift Testing Tower at Inazawa City, Japan, (see #2) held the record of being the tallest tower of its kind. However last week Hyundai Elevator Company's Test Tower known as Asan Tower, located at Icheon, South Korea surpassed its Japanese rival and with a height of 205 metres (673 feet) it now holds the record of being the Tallest Lift Tower in the World.

Source of Info and more info: / Official Web Page of Hyundai Elevator Co. 

View likely location in Google Earth / Google Maps

Note: This tower is so recent that it is not yet visible in Google Earth. As per official web page of Hyundai Elevator Co, their factory is located at San 136-1, Ami- ri, Bubal-eup, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 467-734, Korea. Language barrier prevents me from finding the exact location, so I have marked the likely location. I also request my readers to help me identify the exact spot. Thanks.

2. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation's - SOLAÉ - World's Second Tallest Lift Tower

Image from Panoramio is by S_Mori

Image from Panoramio is by yamagen1701

The 173 metres (567 feet ) tall lift testing tower located in the Mitsubishi Electric's complex at Inazawa City, Japan, is known as SOLAÉ. Completed on September 26, 2007 it started functioning on January 25, 2008. Till recently it was the tallest of its kind but Asan Tower (See #1), located at Icheon, South Korea has overtaken it now. Its height is equivalent to a 40 storey building. However in terms of total shaft length Otis Elevator Test Tower, Shibayama, Japan may be longest as it's shaft extends about 27 metres (89 feet) below ground. (See #3)

View general location in Google Earth Google Maps
(Being recent construction it is not yet visible in Google Earth.)
Credits: Special thanks to S_Mori for informing me about the correct location of the lift testing tower.

Source of info: BBC News More info: Official Release (pdf)

3. Nippon-Otis Elevator Test Tower, Shibayama, Chiba, Japan.

Image from Panoramio is by sheridan_gray

Located in Nippon-Otis factory at Shibayama, Chiba, Japan, this lift tower is second tallest in the World with a height of 154 metres (505 feet). However its shaft goes down another 27 metres (89 feet) below ground, thereby making it longest in terms of shaft length with a total of 181 metres (594 feet).

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4. Otis Elevator Test Tower, Bristol, Connecticut - America's Tallest Lift Tower

Image from Flickr is by MarkKristenBenEve

The lift tower of Otis Quality Assurance Centre at Bristol Research Centre, Bristol, Connecticut, USA is America’s tallest elevator test tower. It stands 117 metre (383 feet) high equivalent to a 29 story building and started its operations in May 1987. Though this tower is shorter than the historic Express Lift Tower at Northampton, England (see #5) but I have placed it at at #4 because the Northampton tower is currently not in use.

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5. Express Lift Tower, Northampton - Europe's Tallest Lift Tower

Image from Flickr is by JohnGreyTurner

This 127.45 metres (418.1 feet) tall Lift testing Tower of Express Lift Company, located in Northampton, England is the tallest tower of its kind in Europe and ony one and first of its type in England. The tower was a land mark in the country and was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 12 November 1982.

In January 1997, the tower fell out of use after Express Lifts was taken over by Otis and subsequently closed. It is understood that after some renovation and repairs the tower will soon be restored to its original purpose.

Update September 24, 2009:
The tower has now been renovated and is reopening as The National Lift Tower. More info at: (Thank you Anonymous for this feed back.)

Source of Info: Wikipedia


Anonymous,  September 24, 2009 2:26 am  

The Express Lift Tower has been renovated and is reopening as The National Lift Tower.

Unknown April 29, 2012 11:34 am  

The tallest tower was newly constructed by HITACHI in 2010.
Location is 36.40225°N 140.51388°E.


Ardi Wiryawan May 06, 2014 10:59 am  

ThyssenKrupp Testing Tower in Korea, reach height of 147 Meter,
Hitachi Testing tower in Hitachikana Japan, reach height of 214 Meters

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