“…construction of the Monumento a la Revolución was interrupted by the Revolution…” (Lonely Planet)
Because of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the Monument, a triumphal arch, was left unfinished until 1938. The original purpose of building was to be a legislative chamber, but after the Revolution this was changed into a monument dedicated to that Revolution. Detail of the exterior with art moderne lighting on a base of volcanic rock with the proud Mexican eagle perched on its base. Each ‘corner’ of the domed copper roof has huge figures constructed in the Mexican socialist realism style.A early photo of the monument showing the typical ironwork frame construction popular at the turn of the century. And so it remained, construction delayed because of the Mexican Revolution.In the basement is a display of glass guns (and apparently tombs of revolutionaries although somehow we missed them.)From the plaza level there are many stairs you can climb up.I love this green ceiling but can’t find any information on it.A detail of the green ceiling with a display of the revolutionary guns done in glass. There is a new glass elevator that will take you up to the top, here looking down the elevator shaft.Looking down at people around the fountain.At each level are expansive views of the city.You can climb inside the domed roof and view the inner iron skeleton.More stairs. And then climb a ton of stairs back down!More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Interesting Architecture.
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Excellent and very unique. Well done.
An amazing example of creativity in architecture. Rather interesting that the building was delayed long enough that the revolution ended and they re-designed its intent to recognize it.