Lifts and elevators have been around for thousands of years (the first known lift was recorded way back in 236 BC) and they offer a simple and easy way of vertically transporting people up or down a building or structure. While most lifts are tucked away in elevator shafts and only offer a view of four walls of shiny metal, there are a few that break with the norm in spectacular fashion. These lifts not only transport people to great heights, they also provide rather stunning views while doing it. The following are 10 of the most incredible lifts, elevators and cable cars on our planet. Get ready to be amazed.