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Thursday, June 20, 2013
The Torch of Friendship In San Antonio, Texas
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When we went for a boat ride at the River Walk in San Antonio, the tour guide said that this is called the Torch of Friendship. This torch of friendship was given by the Mexican Consulate to San Antonio as a sign of friendship and to represent the roots many Texans shared with Mexico.
The contemporary steel sculpture was made in Mexico and shipped to San Antonio in six pieces. It stands 65 feet tall and weighs 50 tons.
It was commissioned to commemorate the relationship between the United States and Mexico and the two countries' increasing commercial ties.
Urban monumental sculptor Sebastian was commissioned at the request of the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs of San Antonio to design the sculpture.Info credits to waymaking.com