National Auditorium

National Auditorium, Mexico City-Mexico, Teodoro González de León, Abraham Zabludovsky
Construction year: 1952, 1991 (renovation)
Address: Av Paseo de la Reforma 50, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo | MEXICO CITY | Mexico | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 19.42461, -99.19495

The National Auditorium of Mexico is a center of art and culture, which is internationally recognized as an area with great artistic diversity as well as to the world-class technology. In the initial commissioning of the work program stables, rooms for jockeys and trainers, a barn and a main theater were included as thw whole complex was a promotion center of riding when the national equestrian team in 1948, has made brilliant performance at Olympics in London. The architects who designed the project was Guillermo Salazar Polanco, Fernando Peña and Oscar de Buen, who managed to deliver large-scale architectural shapes and patterns. The structure of iron used for the building of the Auditorium was the same technique that was used for the Eiffel Tower.

The complex was inaugurated on 25 June 1952, although the work was not completed. In the 1980s it was decided to modernize the Auditorium. The result of 18 months of renovation was a building capable of satisfing the demands of the entertainment industry. With the reopening in 1991, the National Auditorium began a new stage with concerts and shows in Mexico. National and international artists, groups and companies stopped in Mexico City in order to promote the construction of new cultural sites in various areas of the country. The renovation works were assigned to Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro González de León.

It has also been recognized by the magazines Billboard and Pollstar as the most important center of entertainment industry in Mexico and has been distinguished as one of the top three in the world forum of its kind following by the respect to national and international artists.

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