Puertas al Viento (Doors of the Wind) is a monumental sculpture in the south of Mexico City. The 1968 work is by Helen Escobedo and was created for the Ruta de la Amistad, a sort of Cultural Olympiad that accompanied the 1968 Olympic Games. The work was originally station #19 of the Route.
Made of reinforced concrete, the work stands at some 18 meters in height. The central medallion suspended between the two vertical walls reflects the alfalfa seeds growing, at the time, in the area of the sculpture’s original placement in Granjas Coapa. It’s the northern boundary of the Cuemanco area where athletes competed in aquatic sports during the ’68 Olympics.
Puertas al Viento was moved from its original site (shown in the photo above) in 2020. The work has been restored several times.