HISTORY: the Manchester Unity building, on the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets (opened was the first in Victoria to have escalators,.providing access to the basement and the first floor directly from the main arcade entrance at Swanston Street
Awakenings: Going up! The first escalator literally blew people's minds! This was the and nothing of this type had ever been seen before. Steps/stairs were commonplace, had been for centuries. But, moving stairs? That was unheard of.
Barcelona. Estación de Metro Aragon. 1932. Aspecto de la cabecera lado “Diagonal” de la estación “Aragón”, en que se observan ya los tres andenes, la nueva escalera mecánica, y la desaparición de gran parte del piñón. Foto: Fondo Brangulí.