Mexican Architecture Antonio Rivas Mercado Birthday Celebrated by Google Doodle – Google Doodle celebrates Mexican Architecture Antonio Rivas Mercado’s 166th birthday on 26 February 2019.
Mexican Architecture Antonio Rivas Mercado Birthday Celebrated by Google Doodle:
Google changes its search logo to Antonio Rivas Mercado’s picture to honor him. Mexican Architecture Antonio Rivas Mercado’s most notable project was the design of the Independence Column in downtown Mexico City – Monumento a la Independencia aka “El Ángel,” (The Angel).
Antonio Rivas Mercado was born in Tepic on 26 February 1853. Mercado was sent by his parents to study in Europe, sailing by himself at age eleven.
Among Rivas Mercado’s iconic projects figures are the Wax Museum of Mexico City (1883), the Hacienda of Tecajete in the State of Hidalgo (1884), and Chapingo in the State of Mexico (1900), the customs building in Tlatelolco, (1884), the facade of the Town Hall in Mexico City (1887); and his own house (1898) in Mexico City.
Returning to Mexico in 1879, Mercado undertook important restorations such as the Hacienda de Tecajete in the State of Hidalgo and the facade of the City Hall in Mexico City. Mercado was known for a distinctly eclectic style, as seen in his designs for the Juárez de Guanajuato Theater, built between 1892 and 1903, which combines a neoclassical exterior with Neo-Moorish interior.
Rivas Mercado was lasting imapct as the director of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. He modified the curriculum of the “Architecture and Civil Engineering”. Mexican Architecture Antonio Rivas Mercado died on 3 January 1927 in Mexico City, aged 74.
— Mario Ismael Moreno Gil (@elindiobuenora) February 26, 2019
#SabíasQue el Monumento a la Independencia, también conocido como “El Ángel”, fue diseñado por Antonio Rivas Mercado. Hoy recordamos al arquitecto y restaurador mexicano a 166 años de su nacimiento. pic.twitter.com/ReBl43NQGr
— México es Cultura (@MexicoesCultura) February 26, 2019