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MEXICO CITY HISTORIC CENTER

Promoting preservation and sustainable tourism development in Mexico City’s Historic Center

MEXICO CITY HISTORIC CENTER
Mexico City, Mexico
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BACKGROUND

Seven centuries of Mexican history are recorded in the architectural landscape of the Centro Histórico, or Historic Center, of Mexico City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

WMF has been working with the Fundación Centro Histórico since 2004. The Foundation was established to preserve historic architecture and revitalize the historic core of Mexico City through sustainable efforts that encourage economic growth and community development.

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WHY IT MATTERS

The grant is supporting high-tech educational content. (...)

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Wallpaper: Mexico City Historic Center
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SPECIAL FEATURE

Visitor Center of Mexico City

A virtual visitor center including images, videos, and oral histories, this searchable, web-based database provides information on Mexico City Historic Center’s architecture, art, history, entertainment spaces, and cultural events. Explore website.


Centro de Visitantes de la Ciudad de México
Un espacio virtual donde puedes encontrar imágenes, videos e historias; es una base de datos que proporciona información sobre la arquitectura, el arte, historia, centros de entretenimiento y eventos culturales. Explorar website.

VIDEOS
World Monuments Fund 2013 Hadrian Gala Honors Roberto Hernández Ramírez
October, 2013

At the 2013 Hadrian Gala, World Monuments Fund presented Roberto Hernández Ramírez with the twenty-sixth Hadrian Award for his commitment to the preservation of Mexico’s cultural heritage.

Alameda ParkMexico City Historic Center: 3D Virtual Tour, Alameda Park
January, 2010

A 2007 grant from World Monuments Fund and American Express is helping the Fundación Centro Histórico revitalize the Mexico City Historic Center area through an integrated program of historic preservation, sustainable tourism management, and visitor education. A key component of the project is adapting the remnants of the Rule Building (a Neoclassical, early-20th-century movie palace badly damaged in the 1985 earthquake) for use as a visitor’s center and public square.

The visitor’s center will use a comprehensive database of historic resources being compiled by WMF for interactive displays, physical models and virtual tours, such as this one of Mexico City's Alameda Park.

Architect: Lauretta Cavallari

 

World Monuments FundMexico City Historic Center: 3D Virtual Tour, Rule Building Visitor Center
January, 2010

A 2007 grant from World Monuments Fund and American Express is helping the Fundación Centro Histórico revitalize the Mexico City Historic Center area through an integrated program of historic preservation, sustainable tourism management, and visitor education. A key component of the project is adapting the remnants of the Rule Building (a Neoclassical, early-20th-century movie palace badly damaged in the 1985 earthquake) for use as a visitor’s center and public square. This will serve as a meeting place, a starting point for tourists, and an education and interpretation center for visitors and residents alike.

This video shows a 3D fly-through of a proposal for the Rule Building Visitor Center.

Architect: Alfonso Govela.