Asansör, is a historical building in Izmir's Karataş quarter. It was built in 1907 as a work of public service by a wealthy Jewish

banker and trader of that period, Nesim Levi Bayraklıoğlu, in order to

ease passage from the narrow coastline of Karataş to the hillside, the

elevator within the building serving to carry people and goods through

the steep cliff between the two parts of the quarter. In time, the small street that led to the building also came to be known under the same name, Asansör Street (Asansör Sokağı). In the 1940s, one of the residents of the street was the singer Dario Moreno, who was to attain fame later. It was recently restored and since then, became one of the landmarks

of İzmir. The street was renamed Dario Moreno Street in memory of the

singer. Currently, top of Asansör is one of the most famous restaurants in Izmir.