Photographer's Note

Immortalized in announcements, filmed for Wim Wenders, looked for for tourist, former-líbris of Lisbon, national monument for decree approved in Cabinet the November of 2001, the elevator of the Pipe has 120 years. Constructed for the New Company of the Ascensores Mechanical of Lisbon to bind the Street of São Paulo to the Plaza of the Calhariz, it was inaugurated with pomp the 28 of June of 1892. The system of original tracção age of rack and handle for water counterbalance, but the frequent lacks in the water supply had taken the one that early substituisse the initial system for machines the vapor. The elevator was electrificado in 1927, in a height where already it passes to the ownership of the Carris. Long of these the 120 years, the elevator of the Pipe, that functions of 7h00 to 22h45 and where 23 people fit, already attended some frightenings, as a loss of brakes, without passengers inside, has about 20 years. In the passed year, the Government decided to classify the elevators of Lisbon - It cultivates, Glory, Carmo and Bica - as national monuments. What the inhabitants had never obtained, although several below-signed, were to obtain a stopping the half one of the street. He provokes a superheating of the equipment.

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