Giant Escalator Installed for the Poor in Steep Colombian Shanty Town

Giant Escalator Installed for the Poor in Steep Colombian Shanty Town

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escalator in Colombia helps poorThe Colombian city of Medellin has opened a giant outdoor escalator for residents of one of its poorest shanty towns. The escalator is divided into six sections that transform a 35 minute climb into a 6 minute ride.

Previously the residents had to walk the equivalent of a 30-story building to get to and from the city center.

 

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