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Palacio Postal

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Adamo Boari
 
location México, Mexico City
function monument
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The Palacio de Correos de Mexico (Postal Palace of Mexico City) also known as the "Correo Mayor" (Main Post Office) is located in the historic center of Mexico City, on the Eje Central (Lazaro Cardenas) near the Palacio de Bellas Artes. It was built at the very beginning of the 20th century, when the Post Office here became a separate government entity. Its design and construction was the most modern of the time, including a very eclectic style mixing several different traditions into a very complex design. In the 1950s, the building was modified in a way to cause stress and damage, so when the 1985 earthquake struck Mexico City, this building was heavily damaged. In the 1990's, restoration work has brought the building back to original construction and appearance.

 

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Caisec says:
Not exactly modern but a Master Piece it is!!!
London, United Kingdom 31-Oct-12
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Palacio Postal
Address
Tacuba 1
Mexico
Project is public!
How to get there? Subway to Bellas Artes.
Completion 1990
 
Project ID 7195
Latitude/Longitude 19°26'08N 99°08'25W
Contributed by AnArchi
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