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This is the Medellín official Guide by Víztaz and the Medellín Mayor's Office

San Javier Open Air Electric Escalators

Escaleras eléctricas al aire libre

The so-called Senderos de Conexión Independencias I (Independencias I Pathways to Connection), located in the Jan Javier-Community 13 area, have become an icon of the sector since their official opening in December 2011. The escalators, the first in the world built to improve the mobility of a residential sector, have six 2-way sections, which together add up to 426 lineal feet. The work, encompassing a total area of 11,861 square feet of public space, relegated the old 350 steps leading to the top of a hill to memory lane.