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Elevador Lacerda

Graça; Praça Tomé de Souza, Praça Cairu
Salvador BA Brazil

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1869
  Finished1873
Building Uses
 - transportation
Structural Types
 - vertical ride
Architectural Style
 - art deco
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof236 ftWikipedia
http://www.stp.salvador.ba.gov.br/

Description
• Architect/Developer: Antônio Francisco de Lacerda.

• Constructor: Augusto Frederico de Lacerda.
• Operator: STP (Superintendência de Transporte Público).
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• The structure started construction in 1869 and was completed in 1873, named Elevador Hidráulico da Conceição. It used steel parts imported from England. Actually is divided in 2 towers, each one with 2 elevators, the first inside the rock and after 1930, an articulated structure tower direct to Lower city part. In 1896 was renamed to Elevador Lacerda. Inaugurated on 08.12.1873.

• Between 07.1906 and 01.1907, the earlier 2 elevators were reconstructed so as to be powered by electricity instead of hydrolics, the elevators were then replaced in 1930, with 4 modern electric ones today, each for 27 people.

• The elevators travel 72 meters in 30 seconds, 754.534 passengers use the elevator per month.

• Throughout its history has gone through four major reforms and revisions:

- July 1906: its electrification,
- 1930: it was added two more lifts and a new tower,
- early 1980's: a revision in complete system and at the structure of concrete was made,
- 1997: review of the entire electrical machinery and electro-electronic.

• The renovation of 1930 had also the change of facade to architecture style Art Deco.

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