The Asansör quarter (alternatively known as Karatas) takes its name from the passenger elevator installed to provide access between the cliff-top neighborhoods and the sea-level streets below. Before the completion of the tower-enclosed elevator (asansör is the Turkish equivalent of the French word for a lift), itself constructed of bricks imported from Marseilles, residents were faced with 155 steps of pure heart attack. The base of the elevator lies at the end of historic Dario Moreno Sokak (named after a singer from the 1960s), a cobbled mews lined with restored Izmir houses. The view from the top, 50m (164 ft.) up, is as good as anything on the Amalfi Coast, and can be made more enjoyable over a tulip-shaped glass of tea or a meal at the Teras Restaurant Café.