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Rollercoaster Architecture

The Escalator in the Umeda Sky Building Looks Like a Space RIde

— June 13, 2009 — World
Behold the Umeda Sky Building, an architectural masterpiece that is not only a marvel from the outside, but houses one of the most fabulous escalators in the world.

The escalator in the Umeda Sky Building begins with a tunnel that looks like the beginning of an in-the-dark rollercoaster that you’d except would send you shrieking through the blacked-out paths on winding tracks.

Baraskit says the Umeda Sky Building “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.”

This is one escalator I don’t suggest trying to run backward on, but I do suggest journeying to the top if you’re ever in Osaka—the view ofo the Umeda district is said to be tremendous.
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