Estela de Luz – Mexico City, Mexico

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Estela de Luz

Monument
Paseo de la Reforma 509,
Nueva Cobertura, México, D.F.

To honor Mexico’s 200th year of independence from Spain, an open competition produced the impressive Estela de Luz.

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The winning design by architect César Pérez Becerril consists of 1,700 panels of  translucent quartz designed on a 104 meters height structure.  It is a real marvel, this ‘Pillar of Light’.

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César Pérez in conjunction with Austrian Robert Müller, devised a special engineered material that expands the light homogeneously across the entire panel creating the strong effect.

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Located next to the main entrance to Chapultepec Park, we found one of the more interesting things about the Estela de Luz to be how it easily transformed in perspective.  Sometimes it would seem it’s normal size, other times it would feel like it was a 1,000 meters tall … but kilometers away!

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Viva Mexico!

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About Ethan

Growing up in New York City, I am happy to see the rest of the world that has always been a a part of mine.

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