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Antorcha Bicentenario / José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez

22:00 - 12 November, 2010
Courtesy of José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez
Courtesy of José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez

The bicentennial torch, designed by José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez, is inspired by the mural depicting the social struggle of Mexican independence by Jose Clemente Orozco in which the leader of the independence, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leading the insurrection by tightly grasping a flaming torch. The structure manifested from this image by the architect is a 45-meter tall element emphasizing the main entrance into León, Guanajuato, México.

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