Benito Juárez

Benito Juárez

1440 Broadway, New York, NY 10018, USA

This monument depicts Benito Juárez (1806–1872), one of Mexico’s most loved political figures and the first Mexican figure to be commemorated with a city monument. Mexican sculptor Moises Cabrera Orozco (b. 1936) created the piece, which portrays Juárez leaning on a tablet with his quotation, “Respect for the rights of others is peace,” inscribed in both Spanish and English. The granite pedestal was designed by TEN Arquitectos. The monument, dedicated on October 9, 2004, was sponsored by the Mexican state of Oaxaca on behalf of the Mexican Government with additional support from the Mexican Trade Center.

he Juárez Monument stands along Avenue of the Americas between 41st and 42nd Streets, on the perimeter of Bryant Park, in a symmetrical position to the existing sculpture of José Bonidacio de Andrada e Silva (1763–1838), the Brazilian leader. With the addition of Juárez, seven sculptures of Latin American leaders now overlook the Avenue of the Americas.

Actor: Rocco Salata
Written by: Dagoberto Gilb
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