Wednesday,July 18,2018

THE WING REVOLUTION MONUMENT

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THE WING REVOLUTION MONUMENT

OVERVIEW

The Monument to the Revolution is an architectural work and a mausoleum devoted to the commemoration of the Mexican Revolt. It is the effort of Carlos Obregon Santa cilia, who took the construction of the Hallway of Lost Steps of the late Legislative fort of Emilee Bernard to build the monument, completed in the twentieth century. Today is one of the most recognizable in Mexico City, and is part of a team of the monument itself, the Republic Square and the National Museum of the revolt compilation. It is situated in the Colonia Tabacalera Cuauhtémoc Delegation, close to the Historic center of Mexico City.

HISTORY

In the late nineteenth century the government of Porfirio Diaz launched a call for the project of a large legislative building, which would house besides the chambers of senators and deputies, government agencies and offices. The ruling was given to the Italian architect Paolo Quaglia, who died before he could start the project. Then the project was commissioned architect Emilee Bernard; the project that would have been built larger than the Capitol in Washington DC1 The site chosen for the building were some marshland near the Tabacalera and the Paseo de la Reforma. The first stone of the monument was laid by Porfirio Diaz on the early twentieth century as fraction of the centennial anniversary celebrations of the Independence of Mexico. Due to the challenges posed by the foundation of the building on shaky ground, an innovative solution was used then by a metal structure made by Milliken Bros. in the United States. The construction stopped abruptly at the beginning of the armed insurrection of the Mexican Revolution.

ARCHITECTURE

The monument is topped by a double dome, four supported by four arches at a height of twenty six meters. The interior is quarried, and outside of patinated copper. A double staircase surrounds the first dome; that’s shot Deambulatorio by which you can access a terrace that serves as an internal viewpoint and that above the panoramic elevator installed. Between the viewpoint and the ambulatory there are huge loopholes eight meters high, which allow the passage of light into the interior of the dome. The second dome on its underside is coated with patinated copper, and can be seen from the ambulatory. Between the bottom and the outside is a steel structure made in America, with twenty nine ribs six hundred supporting copper panels were hammered by hand and are removable.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

The monument as well as Republic Square on which it situates got a chief renovation in to memorialize Mexico’s centenary anniversary of the revolt. Children love playing in the plaza’s geyser similar to cascades, at the same time as at night time the monument’s modernized architectural characteristics are drawn attention to by multicolored lights. The celebrity attraction of the tombstone is the sixty five meter elevated watching hit, right of entry by a tumbler elevator. The dizziness reminds lift unlocks to a strengthening stairway that rises to a extensive patio with a panoramic sight of the city.