The Muro Articulado, (Articulated Wall), is among the most photographed of works from the Ruta de la Amistad. Station #13 of the Ruta de la Amistad, the work represented the people of Austria and the United States.
The dramatic Mid-Century Modern sculpture fares even better, historically speaking, when the biography of the artist behind it is better known. The considerable pedigree of the work may even illuminate some of the other works included in the Friendship sculptural route.
The Muro Articulado stands some 16.5 meters high. The reinforced concrete bars, 33 of them, unite around a single central steel axis. The arrangement is utterly simple. The effect is not just harmonious, but intriguing, familiar, and somehow inspiring.
The works stands just south of the Periférico highway, to the east of Insurgentes Sur.