Station # 8
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Jacques Moeschal
(1913 - 2004)

Jacques Moeschal was born in Uccle, Belgium.  He gave classes at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the National School of Architecture and Visual Arts in Brussels. He was a member of the Technical Committee for the “Art Route” in Royaumont, France, and the European Sculptors Symposiums in Austria. He made various monumental and commemorative sculptures in Canada, Holland, Egypt, Austria, Italy and especially in Belgium.

His is the second piece with large dimensions in the Route, made of reinforced concrete standing at a height of more than 17 meters. Situated on the most ancient archeological foundation of Mesoamerica, it’s made up of a base and spreads up in the shape of an unclosed “earring” with a gap at the top. The work of art maintains its original dark green color.  Without a doubt this piece once again became the symbol representing the Route for its size and its location at the entrance to the Olympic Village.

It was restored in 2011 thanks to the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium through its Embassy in Mexico, Nyrstar, the Fundación Diez Morodo A.C., the Secretaría de Educación Pública and some institutions and private members of the Belgian community.


Location: Archeological Zone of Cuicuilco B, on Insurgentes Sur
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