Hitachi develops world's fastest elevator

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

The elevator can go up 95 floors in roughly 43 seconds.

It can go up 95 floors in roughly 43 seconds.

JAPAN (NBC) - Engineers at electronics company Hitachi say they've developed the world's fastest elevator.

It can go up 95 floors in roughly 43 seconds.

Engineers developed a powerful motor and made the cables 30 percent lighter in order to give the elevator its speed.


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