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Cristovão Leite de Castro

 
 
Cristovão Leite de Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
1. Cristovão Leite de Castro Marker
Inscription.
Engeneheiro
Cristovão Leite
de Castro
idealizou e realizou
o teleférico
do Pão de Açucar
Inaugurado em
29 de outubro de 1972

English Translation:
Engineer Cristovão Leite de Castro masterminded and carried out the {modernization} of the Sugar Loaf cable cars. Inaugurated October 29, 1972.
 
Erected 1972 by Companhia Camaniho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar.
 
Location. 22° 56.932′ S, 43° 9.407′ W. Marker is in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. Marker can be reached from the intersection of the Aéreo Pão de Açúca and Pão de Açúca station. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rio de Janeiro 22291-060, Brazil.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CCAPA (here, next to this marker); Augusto Ferreira Ramos (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Christ the Redeemer Monument (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Copacabana Fort (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); APA das Pontas de Copacabana e Arpoador (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); Praça 15 de Novembro (approx. 5.4 kilometers
Cristovão Leite de Castro marker and bust image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
2. Cristovão Leite de Castro marker and bust
away); Ordem Terceira do Carmo Church (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); João Cândido Felisberto Memorial (approx. 5.5 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Additional keywords. Pão de Açúcar Sugar Loaf Mountain
 
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View north of Sugar Loaf from near the Cristovão Leite de Castro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
3. View north of Sugar Loaf from near the Cristovão Leite de Castro Marker
Guanabara Bay with Rio's Santos-Dumont Airport at left and the Pres. Costa E. Silva Bridge beyond.
Modernized CCAPA car arrives at Praia Vermelha station (Rio) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
4. Modernized CCAPA car arrives at Praia Vermelha station (Rio)
Cars pass each other below Sugar Loaf image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
5. Cars pass each other below Sugar Loaf
on the parallel cables installed by Cristovão Leite de Castro in 1972.
 
 
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