The Central-Mid-Levels Escalator
If this Colossal Hong Kong escalator system didn’t exist, you’d have all sorts of stairs to deal with to climb between the western and central Hong Kong districts. This system of 20 escalators, built in 1993, combines to become the longest outdoor covered escalator in the world, running a total length of 2,624 feet and rising 442 feet in the process. From end to end it’s a ride lasting 20 minutes. That’s a hearty “no thank you” on the stair option.
Equivalent: The same height as the Burj Dubai skyscraper.
Size: 2,624 feet