A Giant Gift for Poor Neighborhood

28 Dec, 2011 | category - Others | 5 photos | 3219 visits

Now the 12,000 residents of one of the poorest neighborhoods of Colombian city of Medellin can shorten their 35-minute hike on foot up the hillside to 6 minutes.

Officials in Medellin inaugurated a giant, outdoor escalator worth $6.7 million. The electric stairway is divided into six sections and has a length of 384 meters (1,260 feet). It is free to use.

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