La Plata (The Silver) is the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Has a population of 740,369 and its metropolitan area has 894,253 inhabitants.
La Plata is a planned city, urban planning paradigm of the late 19th century. It is also an example of “hygiene”, which was becoming important in that time.
The city was awarded at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889, an event in which the new city was given the two gold medals awarded in the categories “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.”
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Mercado de Colonia del Sur, calle Honduras esq. Columbia, Colonial del Sur, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México 1961
Arq. Alberto Arouesty
Foto. P. Bayona
Market of Colonia del Sur, calle Hondura at Columbia, Col. del Sur, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 1961
Almacén del Río, durante la construcción, Insurgentes Norte esq. José Urbano Fonseca, Santa María Ticomán, Lindavista, México, DF 1954
Arq. Félix Candela
Rio’s Warehouse during construction, Insurgentes Norte, Lindavista, Mexico City 1954
João Luís Carrilho da Graça
Church and Community Center “De Ark” (1967) in Schaesberg, the Netherlands, by Peter Sigmond
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Richard Serra - East-West/West-East
"Basically what the piece does is it collects the space, it makes a place within the space, and connects both sides of the peninsula where the water is both on the eastern and western side."
"What I do is use steel in order to collect space in relationship to how people understand their movement through space. So the piece deals with the nature of duration and time in relation to walking and looking, and people went out there and that’s what they did."
Check out other images of this Richard Serra sculpture in Qatar. It’s totally the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Enrique de Teresa & Rafael Moneo. Valladolid Science Museum #4 by Ximo Michavila on Flickr.
Hawaii State Capitol by Chimay Bleue on Flickr.