El Obelisco, Buenos Aires

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    Obelisco

    by DPando Written Apr 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Such a beauty ...amazing...spectacular at first sight and could be seen from the 4 ends of 9 de julio Avenue and southern part of Corrientes boulevars and 20 blocks upwards ....The place is Plaza de la Republica that "robe" the name for a while to the huge 9 de Julio Avenue... the widest on the world....

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    The Obelisk

    by pili Updated Jun 27, 2004

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    The Obelisk

    Favorite thing: The most emblematic monument of Buenos Aires. It is a solid structure 67 meters in heigh, constructed as part of the events conmemorating the 400th. anniversary of the city´s first fundation. The square around is the Plaza de la Republica. Both, the square and the obelisk are right at the intersection of one of the most important of the city through-roads, 9 de Julio Avenue with Corrientes Avenue.-

    El monumento más emblemático de la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Es una estructura sólida de 67 metros de altura, que fue construída como parte de los festejos del aniversario n° 400 de la primera (tuvo dos) fundación de la ciudad. La plaza que lo rodea es la Plaza de la República. Ambos, obelisco y plaza están enclavadas en la intersección de la Avenida 9 de Julio (la más ancha del mundo) y la Avenida Corrientes

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    Obelisco

    by sof76 Updated Mar 18, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Fue el homenaje de Buenos Aires al Cuarto Centenario de su Primera Fundación y representaba el espíritu progresista de una época. Lo diseñó el arquitecto Alberto Prebisch y lo construyó la empresa Siemens Bauunion en el tiempo récord de cuatro semanas, debiendo salvar las dificultades que significaban los túneles del subterráneo mediante la construcción de bóvedas en su fundamento.
    Se inauguró formalmente el 23 de mayo de 1936 a las 3 de la tarde.

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    Heart of the city

    by acemj Updated Nov 22, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Obelisk is not only an incredibly recognizable icon of the city, it's also a great reference point as you visit the city on foot. I would often use it as a reference point as I was walking around the city. BA is full of interesting monuments and grand plazas and is very easy to navigate on foot, by cab or on the subway.

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    Obelisco

    by skatzcatz Written Mar 6, 2007

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    Obelisco

    Favorite thing: The Obelisco is in the centre of Av 9 de Julio and a great landmark to navigate by. i believe it was once open to viewing from the top but now no longer.

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