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Giant outdoor escalator built in Colombian shantytown

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Published on Dec 27, 2011

http://www.euronews.net/ A huge outdoor escalator has been unveiled in one of the poorest districts of Colombia's second largest city.




Until now residents of Medellin's Comuna 13 district have had to climb hundreds of steps to get around the shantytown, which clings to the side of a steep hill. Journey times will be reduced from over half an hour to six minutes.




"It's wonderful, it's a dream come true, and I was one of the first to use it," said one local woman delightedly.

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