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    "Floralis Generica" monument

    by la_beba Written Apr 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This flower like monument stands at the Plaza of the United Nations.
    I think this is one of the most unusual sculptures that I've seen.
    "Floralis Generica" by architect Eduardo Catalano is a gigantic metal flower, with 6 motorized 20 meter high petals that open on special occasions.

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    Escultura "Floralis Generica"

    by sof76 Updated Apr 11, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This is in Av. Figueroa Alcorta. It's a different monument. It's a flower that opens and closes every day with the sun light.

    Es un monumento diferente, es una flor que se abre y se cierra todos los dias con la luz del sol.

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    El Ateneo - The nicest book store

    by sof76 Updated Feb 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This place used to be a theater and then a cinema. It is very nice going at least just to see the place! Although books are very cheap in Buenos Aires, and taxes for books are really low!

    Vale la pena ir a conocer esta libreria. En una epoca fue un teatro y luego un cine, aunque no compren nada vale la pena entrar para conocer el lugar. En Buenos Aires los libros son muy baratos y los impuestos a los libros muy bajos.

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    Torre de los Ingleses

    by sof76 Updated Feb 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This is Torre de los ingleses. It's located in Retiro.

    It's origin is curious. When Bs. As. was preparing for the celebrations of the centenary of the May Revolution all the countries they sent their delegations with the exception of England, cause their king, Eduardo VII had recently died. The British residents decided to offer this monument, which project belongs to the architect Ambrose Poynter, to the country that it had received them.

    su origen es curioso. Cuando Bs.As. se aprestaba para los festejos del centenario de la Revolucion de Mayo todos los paises enviaron sus delegaciones a excepcion de Inglaterra, que se hallaba de luto por la reciente muerte del rey Eduardo VII, por lo que la representacion britanica no participo de los festejos. Los residentes britanicos decidieron ofrecer ese monumento, cuyo proyecto es del arquitecto Ambrose Poynter, al pais que los habia acogido. De estilo renacentista, todo el material empleado para la construccion fue traido especialmente de Inglaterra. Tiene 70 metros de altura, y esta bien definido en tres niveles. Un primer nivel inferior que comprende escalinatas y el amplio balcon balaustrado, el nivel medio donde se destacan los escudos de las dos naciones y un pequeño balcon, y el superior, ocupado por el campanario de capitel corintio, que encierra en su interior cinco campanas. Solo las piezas que ponen en funcionamiento la maquinaria del reloj pesan una tonelada cada una. El cuadrante posee un diametro de 5,50 metros.

    Fondest memory: Address: Libertador & Santa Fe

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    A gift from Spain

    by sof76 Updated Feb 23, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Su verdadero nombre es la Carta Magna y Las Cuatro Regiones Argentinas, pero es reconocida como El Monumento de los Espa?oles, ya que fue un regalo de Espa?a. Es de bronce y marmol, culmina en la figura de la Republica. Es obra del escultor Agustin Querol y Subirats.
    Queda en Av. Sarmiento y Av. del Libertador.

    It's real name is "Carta Magna y Las Cuatro Regiones Argentinas" but it is commonly named "monumento a los espa?oles" cause it was a gift from Spain.
    It's located in Libertador avenue and Sarmiento avenue.

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    "Floralis Generica" monument

    by pili Updated May 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: In the Plaza of the United Nations there stands one of the more unusual sculptures in Buenos Aires, the "Floralis Generica" by the architect Eduardo Catalano. It´s a gigantic metal flower, with 6 motorised 20 metre high petals that open on special occasions.-

    En la Plaza de las Naciones Unidas se erige una de las más raras esculturas de Buenos Aires: "La Floralis Genérica", creada por el arquitecto argentino Eduardo Catalano, quién la diseño, construyó y la regaló al gobierno de la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Es una flor de metal gigante, con 6 pétalos de 20 metros de largo, motorizados, que se abren en ocasiones especiales

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    Monuments

    by sof76 Updated Feb 27, 2006

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    Favorite thing: There are monuments everywhere!!!
    This one is form the police and it's in 6700 Figueroa Alcorta Av.

    Hay monumentos por todas partes!!!
    Este es de la Policia y queda en Av. Figueroa Alcorta al 6700.

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