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While looking at the Bailong Elevator, also known as the Hundred Dragons Elevator, this famous quote came to mind.

“Engineering is a great profession. There is the satisfaction of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realisation in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer’s high privilege.” – Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964)

Below are a few images of the elevator, a short description and a great video of the wonderful journey up.

The Bailong Elevator in China's Hunan Provinc

The Bailong Elevator in China’s Hunan Province. 

Construction of the elevator, started in 1999 and was completed in 2002.

Construction of the elevator, started in 1999 and was completed in 2002.

The Bailong Elevator in China's Hunan Provinc

‘Bailong Elevator’ is the tallest outdoor elevator in the world which is built on the side of a huge rock and is located in Zhangjiajie, Chin

The Bailong Elevator in China's Hunan Provinc

 The glass- elevator is 330m (1070ft) in height.

View from inside the elevator

View from inside the elevator

 

References

Highest Outdoor Elevator in the World, Hundred Dragons Elevator | Industry Tap. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.industrytap.com/highest-outdoor-elevator-in-the-world-hundred-dragons-elevator/328

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