A towering feat, the Hammetschwand Elevator was originally built in 1905 by a nearby hotel, and it has remained intact through the world wars.
SkyView Elevator, Stockholm, Sweden
If you’re ever in Stockholm, make sure to check out Ericsson Globe, the world’s largest spherical building. To get to the top, take the SkyView elevator.
The top center puts you at 425 feet above sea level, and there, you can see a panoramic view of the city.
Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
You’ve seen this landmark million of times in photos, but you’ve got to see it in person. St. Louis’s stainless steel Gateway Arch stands at 530 feet tall and holds the record as the world’s tallest arch.
The structure was originally designed by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen in 1947. It was completed in 1965 and opened for public exploration in 1967. There are three ways to get to the top: emergency stairs, a 372-ft elevator, and trams.