Saturday, 2 March 2013

WORLD's SHORTEST ESCALATOR

KAWASAKI MORE's SHOPPING MALL ESCALATOR
Ultra-long escalators are long for one reason or another; ultra-short ones… well, their reasons for existing are not so easily discerned. Take the escalator at the Okadaya Mores shopping mall in Kawasaki, Japan, for example… but don’t blink or you’ll miss it. This ridiculously short – only 5 steps – escalator features a vertical rise of just 32.8 inches (83 cm). My guess is, the contractor had some leftover construction materials and thought it better to use them instead of dumping them.
 It has even been certified by the Guinness Book of Records in 1989 as having the shortest vertical height of 834mm. The best part is, there are normal stairs after you get off the escalator…”

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