In case you haven’t yet gotten a glimpse of these dazzling spiral escalators up-and-running in the New World Daimaru Department Store on East Nanjing Road, officially opening tomorrow, take a look and be awed.
Mitsubishi Electric is the only company to manufacture spiral escalators, which can be spotted at the Wheelock Place in Singapore, The Times Square Shopping Mall in Hong Kong and various other lavish shopping centers and casinos around the world. Still, there aren’t many to exist, and the elegant work of engineering is definitely a sight to behold.
The Shanghai shopping mall’s main atrium features two spiral escalators which are composed of 12 curved escalators all together—making Shanghai’s the largest order for such a project yet, according to Gizmodo.
The New World Daimaru Department Store located on the Nanjing Pedestrian Road has been in trial operation since February but will launch its grand opening tomorrow. Until then, check out its swanky spiral staircases in this Business Insider feature below.