The top photo was a ride taken at a fair. The passengers would free fall for several seconds probably like from a height of a 12 story building. I rode something similar at an amusement park and it was the longest 5 seconds of my life.
The second photo was taken looking up inside a hotel. It was fun taking those windowed elevators. You can feel your ears pop going to the top floors, but don't look down.
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