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CCAPA

Companhia Camaniho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar

 
 
CCAPA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
1. CCAPA Marker
Inscription.
No dia 27 de Octubro de 2002, a Companhia Camaniho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar - CCAPA - compleou 90 anos de serviços ininteruptos do teleférico. Esta tecnologia de ponta de engemharia transformou o Pão de Açucar em um icone nacional de grande orgulho par o carioca.

A diretoria da CCAPA homenageia seu pioneiro fundador, engenheiro Augusto Ferreira Ramos, pela implantação do primeiro sistema teleferico Brasileiro, que funcionou durante 60 anos, como também o Engenheiro Cristóvão Leite de Castro, responsável pela modernizção do teleférico em 1972 decuplicando a capacidade instalada e consolidando a imagem do bondinho mais famoso do mundo.

On October 27, 2002, the Companhia Camaniho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar - CCAPA - completed 90 years of continuous cable-car service. This launching high tech engineering level has turned the Sugar Loaf into a national icon of which the people (The “Cariocas”) are greatly proud of.

The Board of the CCAPA not only pays tribute to its pioneer founder, Augusto Ferreira Ramos, for the introduction of the first Brasilian cable-car system, which has been in use for 60 years, but also to Cristovão Leite de Castro, the engineer who modernized the cable-car system in 1972. Modernization increased its installed capacity by ten times, reinforcing the image of the most famous cable-car
Bust of Cristóvão Leite de Castro, adjacent to the CCAPA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
2. Bust of Cristóvão Leite de Castro, adjacent to the CCAPA Marker
The engineer and CCAPA director who managed the tramway's modernization, completed in 1972.
system in the world.
 
Erected 2002 by Companhia Camaniho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar - CCAPA.
 
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. Touch 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. Cristovão Leite de Castro (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 away); Ordem Terceira do Carmo Church (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); João Cândido Felisberto Memorial (approx. 5.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Additional keywords. Aerial tramway; tourism; Urca Mountain; Morro da Urca
 
Categories. 20th CenturyMan-Made FeaturesNotable Persons
 
CCAPA cable car arriving at <i>Morro da Urca</i> station image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
3. CCAPA cable car arriving at Morro da Urca station
View from Sugar Loaf, southwest: Morro do Uríu and Morro da Babilônia with Copacabana Beach beyond image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
4. View from Sugar Loaf, southwest: Morro do Uríu and Morro da Babilônia with Copacabana Beach beyond
Tourists at Sugar Loaf food court near CCAPA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
5. Tourists at Sugar Loaf food court near CCAPA Marker
with condors [urubu] gliding up from their roosts in the nature preserve below.
View northward from Sugar Loaf near CCAPA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
6. View northward from Sugar Loaf near CCAPA Marker
Rio's Santos-Dumont Airport at left, Brazilian Navy vessels, lower right, and the Pres. Costa E. Silva Bridge across Guanabara Bay beyond.
View from near CCAPA marker, northwest toward Flamengo and Centro Rio image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 12, 2009
7. View from near CCAPA marker, northwest toward Flamengo and Centro Rio
 
 
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