You might not think that there is much to get excited about when it comes to elevators, but there are a few elevators in the US that are actually worth making an effort to visit.
The Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, has been open since 1967. There are two cylindrical trams that transport people up the 630-foot ascent in just four minutes. The futuristic pods don’t offer much of a view during the journey, but you won’t be disappointed when you get to the top.
One World Trade Center
If you’re staying in a New York vacation rental, you should ensure that you experience the elevator in One World Trade Center. This is the world’s quickest elevator, taking just 42 seconds to reach the top. On the way up, you can watch time-lapse images of the development of New York City’s skyline, including the appearance and disappearance of the original World Trade Center.
The best hotel elevators
Sometimes even a hotel can provide you with an amazing elevator ride. One of the best is the elevator in California’s Legoland Hotel, which features a disco theme complete with lights and music. If you’re staying at The Standard High Line in New York, the elevator ride gives you a chance to view a video art installation that is made up of more than 400 clips that take you from hell to heaven.