Torre de Herveo

Torre de Herveo (English: Tower of Herveo), also known as Torre del Cable (English: Cable Tower), is a wooden Colombian lattice tower which was the tallest of the support towers of the Manizales - Mariquita Cableway.[1] The Torre de Herveo was in service from 1922 to 1961. It only serves as a monument and as transportation today.[1] The engineer who built the tower is James Lindsay.[2] Wood was used as the building material for the tall tower and was built with approximately 1 470 blocks of timbers from the wood of Guaiac, Mahogany, Bay and Comino trees.[2]

Torre de Herveo (left) and the cable station (Spanish: Estación del Cable "Cable Station") (center).
Torre de Herveo and a "Juan Valdez Cafe" flag in front.

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Engineer James Lindsay designed the Torre de Herveo in 1922. His plan was put to work afterwards. When its construction was finished, the tower became a tall support tower since then until 1961. It became a monument since the shutdown of the cableway.

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Coordinates: 5°3′21.45″N 75°29′9.33″W / 5.0559583°N 75.4859250°W / 5.0559583; -75.4859250