Giant Escalator: Comuna, Colombia Residents Acquire $6.7 Million Giant Escalator

By on Dec 29, 2011 in Amazing, Business, South America, World Comments

Comuna, Colombia Giant Escalator
Image Credit: Luis Benavides

A giant, outdoor escalator was installed at Comuna 13 shantytown as part of an urbanization plan to improve living conditions of residents in Medellin, Colombia, according to reports by several international news sites.

Recent reports said Comuna 13 residents came out to celebrate and study the $6.7 million escalator after the inauguration last Monday, December 26, 2011. Furthermore, officials mentioned the escalator would shorten the 35-minute hike on foot up the hillside to six minutes and the use of escalator is free.

“It turned out very well,” Mayor Alonso Salazar said in a statement, adding that he has not heard of any such project elsewhere in this world.

Moreover, Cesar Hernandez, head of projects for Medellin mentioned the electric stairway is divided into six sections and has a length of 384 meters (1,260 feet).

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