February 20, 2013

El Obelisco de Buenos Aires ~ The Obelisk

The Obelisk of Buenos Aires is one of the iconic landmarks of the city. Not to be confused with the smaller obelisk located in Plaza de Mayo, this one is 67.5 metres in height and located at one of the world's most impressive intersections: avenidas Corrientes and 9 de Julio.

It was designed by Argentinian-born architect of German immigrants, Alberto Prebisch and constructed by the German engineering company, Siemens, to commemorate the 4th Centenary of the founding of the city. 
Below, two views,  in different directions, of Avenida 9 de Julio from the Obelisk, and one looking towards the Obelisk.

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