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Enrique Aragón Echegaray

Enrique Aragón Echegaray is today mostly remembered for a few giant and important monuments in Mexico City. In fact, he was instrumental in the building of the early Polanco neighborhood in the 1930s. His influence on the look and the feel of the neighborhood would prove lasting.

A 1929 graduate of the UNAM Architecture program, he went on to great prominence. He became Artistic Assessor for the Federal District in the early 1930s. He went to work with the renowned National Program for the Construction of Schools, and later in the Public Works department of the Federal Government.

The sites below will each provide insight into the unique vision of Enrique Aragón Echegaray in the Mexico City of today.

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