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Submission + - 2014: The Year of the 20 MPH Elevator? (popsci.com)

Cazekiel writes: If you're susceptible to motion-sickness, you'd best avoid the 2,000-foot-high Shanghai Tower in China after 2014. The ear-popping technology has been developed by Mitsubishi Electric; illustrations of the components (including an 'emergency brake' that more than likely makes you become one with the ceiling if pulled) can be seen here. According to the article, the basement-to-the top, 1,850 foot journey is made in less than a minute. No word yet as to whether it will provide riders with seat-belts and vomit-bags.
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2014: The Year of the 20 MPH Elevator?

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