The murals to replace the old El Palacio murals in Mexico City’s historic waterfront will be unveiled this fall, a project that’s been in the works for years.
El Paso, a mural that began in the 1930s, is part of a series of murals that will be added to the skyline of Mexico City in 2019.
The murates will replace the el pasos murals installed in the city’s old center.
“El Pasos mural is one of the great murals of Mexico,” said Carlos Rueda, an architect who’s worked on murals for more than 30 years.
“The fact that we are doing it now, we are not doing it in the old days.
But it is a good idea to have this project, because we want to continue to build the public’s appreciation for the history of Mexico and its culture.”
Rueda said he started designing murals back in the 1990s.
“I didn’t know that murals would be the most important thing in my career,” he said.
“Muralism is very important, because it is the expression of the spirit of the people, and you cannot express the spirit without art.
When you can make it clear, you can communicate with people, you’re able to show that spirit, you get the people to understand that this is a beautiful place, this is what it means to be Mexican.”
Ruego said the murals will be completed over the next year and a half.
“The work is in its second phase, which means that we have not begun yet,” he added.
“We are working on a new, bigger version, and we are in the process of doing that.”
The project will be part of the city-funded National Mural and Art Programme, which was launched in 2015 and is aimed at creating a more culturally relevant, inclusive and socially conscious culture.
The program will help to create more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive spaces for Mexico’s diverse cultures, and is expected to create about 1,000 new jobs.
Ruegos Murals is expected cost about $2 million.
It’s a project funded by Mexico City, the Mexican government, and other partners.