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This Lift Moves Both Horizontally and Vertically

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David Brown
May 18, 2016 18:03

In Italy, there s a lift that can switch directions and move both horizontally and vertically.

Plus, there s a glass lookout so you can see where you re going.

Tom Scott visited the Ascensore Castello d Albertis-Montegalletto in Genoa to figure out how the contraption works, and how it manages to be safe to ride.

The lift travels 300 metres horizontally before it starts going up to a castle at the top of the hill.

The cabin that people get into can only move horizontally.

To move up and down, the life actually goes inside a bigger lift.

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