Eiffel wheel: oh, làla, Córdoba!
See the sunsets of the city of Cordoba has a plus. Over the orange sky, you can seethe Eiffel Wheel. It is a Ferris wheel, which became one of the icons of the city. It is wrought iron and is an example of late 19th century architecture.
Historians and critics of art and architecture suspect that it was built in the Eiffel workshops. However, there is no evidence of this. But from this anecdote the Cordoba Tour of the World became its fame. In addition, other works that were installed in the provincial territory also took hold of this story. For example Rio IV, Villa Maria and Capilla del Monte. Cities that boast of having monuments built by Gustave Eiffelhimself. Will it be true? We don’t know. What we do know is that, from the moment the wheel was installed in the city, we love it.
A a little bit of history
It was in 1918 that the Government of Córdoba acquired this piece to install it in one of its famous parks: the Parque Sarmiento. Installed in front of a panoramic viewpoint, the Eiffel Wheel offers one of the most romantic landscapes to be mattered.
With different breaks due to renovations, the Wheel operated for passengers until 1938. From there it constitutes only an iconic sculpture. But you can’t walk anymore. With reconstructions, modifications, criticism and attempts to reactivate it, many scholars devoted themselves to bringing this piece to life . Composed of 20 cabins and 27 meters in diameter, the Cordoba world tour could accommodate up to 6 people per cubicle. Those who climbed had the opportunity to enjoy a unique panoramic view. But that’s been a long time ago. Today we cannot use it as such, although we can delight in the beauty of this sculpture. One of the most beloved artificial wonders of the city.
Argentina, nacida en Córdoba. Investigadora en el área de lingüística. En formación constante sobre las Letras y sobre la vida, gracias a la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Mis experiencias en viajes me llevaron a aprender cada vez más idiomas y querer conocer diversas culturas desde adentro. Pienso en la escritura como una herramienta para transformar el mundo y volverlo un espacio justo y equilibrado.
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