This is called the Santa Justa Elevator. The 45 meter tall structure connects connects the Baixa (lower town), with the Bairro Alto (high neighbourhood). Opened to the public in 1902, the Elevador de Santa Justa was designed by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, an apprentice to Gustave Eiffel. It was originally steam powered, but was converted to electrical power in 1907. The steam engine was mounted on the tower's summit. Built of cast iron, the tower is embellished with filigree. Each car has a capacity of 25 passengers. The elevator was a Waygood-Otis project.dcb11 said:Well this is certainly interesting:
Any information on it? Is it really safe considering Lisbon has had several huge, destructive earthquakes?