Hundred Dragons Elevator
Bailong Elevator, also known as the Hundred Dragons Elevator, is a glass elevator built into the side of a rocky mountain range full of thousands of sandstone columns that rise up thousands of feet in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangijiajie, Hunan Province, China. At 1,070 feet (330m) high, construction of the elevator, started in 1999 and was completed in 2002. The project encountered intense opposition from environmental groups who cited the World Heritage Site designation as the main reason for their disagreement. The total investment for the project was 120million yuan, about $20 million.