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Old 12-29-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Hong Kong has several hillside escalators which look similar to the Medellin escalators. They have been in operation for years, and Hong Kong has a more severe tropical climate than Medellin. Medellin has the mildest climate on earth, where every day is a high temp of about 80F and a low of about 60F. I think these escalators will get decades of good use if they are anything like Hong Kong.
Yeah I've been on the one in Hong Kong, I think it was the Guiness Book of Records as the longest on earth, it's actually pretty scary if you're scared of heights.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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i found it underwhelming if anything
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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This is being built for the people that live in that comuna who are very poor and lack good transportation

By the way metrocable in Medellin is free too. Its always been free. Ill be in Medellin soon but honestly I probably won't check these escalators. It's not a safe neighborhood even during the day. Maybe I'll change my mind.

But I'm really happy they are building this in my hometown I'm sure they will take good care of it like they do with their metrorail and metrocable.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Now the real question is...

Would anybody go on it, for touristic purposes, if they happened to be in Medellin?\

Would they take a picture of it with their expensive new flashy DSLR, a tripod, and a heavy external lens? A simple point-and-shoot?
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Now the real question is...

Would anybody go on it, for touristic purposes, if they happened to be in Medellin?\

Would they take a picture of it with their expensive new flashy DSLR, a tripod, and a heavy external lens? A simple point-and-shoot?
Sounds like a really good way for a stupid tourist to get robbed and then complain about crime in Colombia

My friends who live in Medellín don't go to that part of town, why would a tourist?


no dé papaya
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Now the real question is...

Would anybody go on it, for touristic purposes, if they happened to be in Medellin?\

Would they take a picture of it with their expensive new flashy DSLR, a tripod, and a heavy external lens? A simple point-and-shoot?
I think some people will go to check them out but they probably wont take expensive cameras.

I'm not afraid of getting robbed, I know how to handle those. I'm afraid of stray bullets
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