By Hallie Busta
The ongoing jockeying to build the world’s tallest skyscraper is fueling another race to the top: the quest to construct the world’s tallest elevator test tower. This week, Farmington, Conn.–based global elevator manufacturer Otis pulled ahead in the latter competition, announcing its plans to build an 886-foot-tall tower in Shanghai to test its lifts. Upon completion, Otis’ facility will be the tallest elevator test tower in the world, besting competitor ThyssenKrupp’s roughly 800-foot-tall tower in Rottweil, Germany, which is slated for completion this year, and well exceeding the typical test tower, which is roughly 300 feet tall, Dezeen reports.
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