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All provinces should have such a monument

It is a symbol, there is no doubt, it exceeds the regional, it is an icon of the country.


It is a symbol, no doubt, exceeds the regional, it is an icon of the country. On the banks of Paraná, where what he honored happened,  Manuel Belgrano  implanted the flag of Argentina for the first time. The inauguration was on June 20, 1957. He has been in that place for 61 years attracting tourists, mostly national, echoing the patriotic feeling of love for colors.

The authors are  Bustillo and Angel Guido . Both architects; the latter more of the urban area,  Bustillo , a little more artistic. Perhaps it is as successful as a representative and social icon, due to this conversion of ideas into design and implementation decisions. It has a tower 70 m high, with a viewpoint at the top and a crypt in homage to the procer. A civic courtyard and a propileus make us foyer at the top of this consecration. In total 140 meters long and 50 meters wide are the ones that make up the whole.

One million pesos was allocated for its competition and the winners crowned their idea with the motto of “Invicta”, perhaps referring to  Manuel Belgran 's mission or to create the flag and care for it, as well as to the area of implantation of the monument in question, consolidating the edge with Parana. The work as a whole symbolizes the nave of the Fatherland crossing the waters of the sea of eternity in pursuit of a glorious destiny. The different sculptural ensembles represent economic, spiritual, historical, geographical and telluric values of our nation.

The materials are mostly bronze, travertine marble and other metals to a lesser extent. They were all donated.

It was a good initiative, as good as it is ephemeral in a plan to generate national unity from colors. All provinces should have a monument in honor of what represents us most globally, in all disciplines, and this architectural and iconic hierarchy.

Publication Date: 31/05/2018

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