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Obelisco

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Built in 1936 from white stone to commemorate the city's founding, the Obelisk, or Obelisco, is one of Buenos Aires' most important monuments and an icon of the city itself. The Obelisk stands 67.5 meters tall at the intersection of 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world, and Corrientes Avenue. The 9 de Julio subway (subte) stations are nearby. On special occasions the Obelisk is wrapped with decorations or illuminated with colored lights. The Obelisk's architect, Alberto Prebisch, also designed the Teatro Gran Rex, an Art Deco theater modeled after Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Built in 1936 from white stone to commemorate the city's founding, the Obelisk, or Obelisco, is one of Buenos Aires' most important monuments and an icon of the city itself. The Obelisk stands 67.5 meters tall at the intersection of 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world, and Corrientes Avenue. The 9 de Julio subway (subte) stations are nearby. On special occasions the Obelisk is wrapped with decorations or illuminated with colored lights. The Obelisk's architect, Alberto Prebisch, also designed the Teatro Gran Rex, an Art Deco theater modeled after Radio City Music Hall in New York.

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