The Escalators of Medellin

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This video documents a series of six escalators built into a hillside neighborhood in Communa 13 in 2012, allowing local residents to travel more easily. Since the video was shot, the escalators haven been covered to protect riders from rain.

One correction, Medellin is not the first city to use escalators for public transportation.

As far back as 1993, Hong Kong constructed the 800-meter long Central-Mid Levels escalators on Hong Kong Island.

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