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A Giant Gift for Poor Neighborhood (5 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel   28 Dec 2011   / 9338 views

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. How is it possible? Go inside this post to find out.

 

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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bubu 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
let see after 6 months....
       
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Sizomu 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Instead of Opening an Interest Free Bank for that community. This is what politicians do... I sadly LOLED
       
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sadna93 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
some hope on humanity !!
       
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koowilliams 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
you know how people eat less nutritional stuff to save money for an ipad... apparently these are the people who became the government... i am "proud"...
       
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Uzz32 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
And soon fitness turns to fatness............
       
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Mr. Ree 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Now, watch their average body weight increase and also the demand for more free services increase.
When someone gets hurt using the escalator, some sleazy lawyer will sue the local government, the escalator designers, the installers, and the people that own the land it sits on.
New regulations will be formed requiring proper usage signage be posted every 20 feet, free training on escalator use be available to all, and everyone that uses it will be forced to sign a liability waiver.
They will all be 'americanized' within a year.
       
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LeCardinal 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
@bubu i totally agree with you ,
this type of population is going to try to steal part from the escalator , and in a few week , it's going to be OFF and never to be turned on again
       
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combatantul 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Anibody , serious? This is a kind of joke... this is bullshit. a lot of money for some extravaganzza and the people living there don't have modest living conditions.All politicians shall fall!
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
fire escape devise - good for emergency services
http://www.facebook.com/goodstuff4u
       
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ptpie 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
my my
ptpie
       














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