Gallery: High-Flying Rubem Braga Elevator Complex Improves Pedestrian A...

Residents of the Cantagalo and Pavao communities in Rio de Janeiro now have much better access to and from their homes in Rio de Janeiro thanks to a new 80 meter elevator complex. The Rubem Braga Elevator towers connect the area via two 30 person elevators, stairs and a pedestrian bridge down to the rest of the city and a subway station. Covered in brightly colored louvers, the towers protect the pedestrians from the elements as they are walking to work or back home. Designed by JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo, the towers also serve as a tourist attraction to take in the beautiful vistas of the beaches and the city.

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