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Museo Universitario del Chopo

Dr. Enrique González Martínez 10, Col. Santa Ma La Ribera, Cuauhtemoc
Mexico Mexico

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1903
  Finished1905
Floor Count2
Building Uses
 - museum
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - church
 - truss
 - frame
 - truss tower
Architectural Style
 - art nouveau
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - brick

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Spire169 ftBuilding's plans
Roof115 ftBuilding's plans

Description
Constructor: Guttehoffnungshütte
Mounting process: Hugo Dorner / Luis Becmeister / Aurelio Ruelas

Originally built as an industrial pavillion for the Exposition Of Instalation and Industrial Art in Düsseldorf Germany in 1902,was dismounted and Imported by José Landero y Cos to present their industry expo in 1903, was transformed in 1910 for the Centennial holidays as the Japan pavillion, Converted to Natural History museum in 1913 was abandoned in 1963 when the new one was built on Chapultepec Park, the building still unused by 10 years when the property goes to the national university who open two years later the multi-purpose museum in 1975,was again under renovation on 2008 by project of Architect Enrique Norten and was re-opened on May of 2010.

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