La Nueva Ruta de la Amistad

La Nueva Ruta de la Amistad – Condensed Version 03:31 2013
Ruta de la Amistad “Ruta de la Amistad, or the Route of Friendship, consists of 22 large-scale sculptures commissioned for the 1968 Summer Olympics. Intended as permanent memorials, the sculptures were created by artists of international renown. Nineteen of the sculptures were set along a 10-mile (17-kilometer) route that united distant Olympic venues—after the Olympics the route developed into a major highway around Mexico City, the Periférico Sur. Installed near Ruta de la Amistad were three special commissions, sculptures primarily constructed of concrete and steel. These three sculptures were neglected, and their original contexts forgotten. The surrounding landscape changed drastically with time. Preservation of many of the full ensemble of sculptures was directly threatened by a project to construct an elevated second level above the existing highway.”(
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