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RUTA DE LA AMISTAD

RUTA DE LA AMISTAD
Mexico City, Mexico
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BACKGROUND

Ruta de la Amistad, or the Route of Friendship, consists of twenty-two large-scale sculptures that were commissioned ahead of the 1968 Summer Olympics to serve as permanent markers of the event in the landscape of Mexico City. Τhe sculptures were designed by artists of international renown hailing from five continents and were primarily constructed of concrete and steel. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Over the last two decades, local advocates, led by the Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C., have successfully rescued and restored most of the sculptures. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The 1968 Olympics marked an important moment in the history of Mexico City and the country of Mexico. It was a time of expectation and optimism, and the sculptures of Ruta de la Amistad were commissioned and designed to celebrate the ideals of international friendship and harmony. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Cartografía de una ruta sin brújula
Revista Travesía, Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Time running out for endangered sites in Mexico
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Alerta, monumentos en riesgo
El Universal, Sunday, October 9, 2011
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SPOTLIGHT

World Monuments Watch Day

The Patronato Ruta de la Amistad undertook an extensive Watch Day promotion campaign, featuring artistic installations throughout the city center. The event included the placement of time capsules in the relocated sculptures, a press conference, and a night-time bicycle tour by over 1,000 cyclists.

On Youtube: The New Route of Friendship
On Facebook: Become a fan
In the Blogosphere: La Embajada participa en la celebración...
Dig Deeper: Watch Day Slideshow , Watch Day Video