Behind every door, there is a story. Whether the entrance to your home, business, or a warehouse, each entryway has a purpose. Some of these might be a bit over the top, but life is short and if you want a 20-foot door on your townhome……more power to you!
Here are the 5 tallest doors in the world!
5) In Belgium, these residential doors are the largest known glass pivot doors.
They are about 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide each. There are two of them, weighing in at about 4400 lbs, they can be effortlessly opened with just a touch of a finger.
4) In Germany, the Volkswagen Autstadt claims that their tall, electrically-operated glass doors (each of which weighs as much as 32 VW Polo automobiles) are the largest revolving doors in the world.
They are about 66 feet high.
3) Held in place by steel, the arched shaped door is made of teak.
Imported from India, it can withstand the high temperatures and humidity of the United Arab Emirates. At 25 meters tall (approximately 82 feet), this in one of the world’s largest gates.
2) Another set of the world’s largest operable doors can be found in Minnesota at the new Viking’s US Bank Stadium.
The doors were designed by architect HKS and range from 75 to 95 feet tall and boast a 55-foot width. The first door delivered to the stadium weighed in at a reported 57,000 pounds. The design and functionality has been deemed as an “engineering feat” in commercial construction.
1) NASA is setting records, as always, but this time with doors.
There are four entries to the bays located inside the VAB building, which are four of the largest doors in the world. Each door is 456 feet high, has 7 vertical panels and 4 horizontal panels, and takes 45 minutes to completely open or close. Guess this is why they say patience is a virtue! To lift the components of the Space Transportation System, the VAB housed five overhead bridge cranes, including two capable of lifting 325 tons, and 136 other lifting devices.
Well, there you are folks, the 5 tallest doors in the world. Seeing these gigantic entrances probably makes you feel slightly inadequate, but hang in there, I’m sure they are working on something even bigger and better as I type.
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