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The Main Tower is my favorite attraction in Frankfurt(Main) not only because of the wonderful public viewing platform, but also because of the amazing speed of the elevator - 25,2 km/h. I think the speed of the two elevators for visitors is limited to 18 km/h, but it's still very fast.
My question is: which is the fastest public elevator in the world?

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I'm gonna be in Frankfurt tomorrow. I guess I'll be going up there then :-) I see it costs 5€. – greg121 Nov 16 '12 at 15:14
The weather is cold, and on the top of the tower is really cold, so wear warm clothes! – Dirty-flow Nov 16 '12 at 15:21
I disagree with the close votes. Fast elevators can be a tourist attraction by their nature of being something extreme, certainly if it's the very fastest. Being a tourist attraction, they should be on-topic on this site. – gerrit Nov 16 '12 at 22:53
Regarding the on-topicness, see also this discussion on meta. – gerrit Nov 16 '12 at 23:19
Oddly, despite my dislike for factoid questions, I like this one. It's the kind of thing that if I discovered it was nearby and not famous I might go check it out. – hippietrail Nov 17 '12 at 0:03
up vote 7 down vote accepted

The worlds fastest elevator: Burj Khalifa with 64 km per hour

Though, the speed of the elevator to the observation deck is 36 km per hour

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Taipei 101 elevator

Burj Khalifa might have beaten it recently, but until last year (when I visited Taiwan) the record was held by Taipei 101's elevators - which at a speed of 1010 m/min or 60km/hr are pretty damn fast too! It's shoots up so fast that it makes your ears pop due to the pressure difference.

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The CN Tower in Toronto seems pretty good too: 22 km per hour

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