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Elevador Lacerda
  
Elevador Lacerda, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Lacerda Elevator - Salvador‘ s main visual mark, the elevator had its first
tower built in 1873 and started to function with two cabins for passenger
transportation, which worked with a hydraulic system. At first, it was called
Elevador da Conceição, since it was located near Igreja de Nossa Senhora da
Conceição da Praia, but, in 1930, it got the name of its constructor,
engineer Antônio de Lacerda, and it was completely remodeled and
amplified, in a project that was very daring for the time. Currently with four
electric lifts, Elevador Lacerda i the main access to the lower and Higher
cities, and from its high part, it is possible to have a panoramic view of the
city.
Photo: Cynthia Sayuri Bando
 
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