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World's Highest Escalator

The two beam-like structures that you see near the top of the building just happen to be the worlds highest escalators.  The Umeda Sky Building is the seventh-tallest building in Osaka City, Japan at 568 feet, and one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. It consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center. The escalator ride is an event in itself as it feels like you are floating up into the sky. This is a cheap way to see the city, less than 10 USD to go up to the observation area.

Now, this is the true meaning of  “getting some air”.  I have a pretty good case of acrophobia so I am not sure that I would enjoy this ride too much.  However, for more pictures of this amazing escalator, click here.  For a short video of the ride, click here

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