Many people think of elevators as just a way to get from one floor to another. In many building throughout the world, elevators are also unique centerpieces that catch the eye. Many businesses spend the extra money to go above and beyond to have an elevator that is unique to their building. Here are some of the best looking, and sometimes odd, elevators from around the globe.
Hammetchwant Lift, Switzerland
This breathtaking elevator, or lift as they say everywhere but the U.S., is the highest exterior elevator in all of Europe. It takes riders along a rock path between Lake Lucerne and the Hammetschwand lookout point above, creating amazing views.
Falkirk Wheel, Scotland
Not all elevators are for people!! This giant elevator was built in 2002 to transport boats between two canals. It is the only rotating boat elevator in the whole world!
Globen SkyView, Stockholm
The people of Sweden and tourists can enjoy taking a ride in a gondola made of glass that takes them over the largest spherical building in the world. The elevator takes the riders 426 feet above sea level and gives them a spectacular view of Stockholm.
Bailong, Zhangjiajie, China
This incredible outdoor elevator was built into a cliff. Riders take the elevator up 1,000 feet and get to view quartzite sandstone pillars.
Mercedes-Benz Museum Elevators, Germany
At this museum in Stuttgart, there is automotive memorabilia and one of the most unique looking elevator cabs. Sleek, pill-shaped elevator cabs bring passengers up the atrium to the roof.