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Por qué visitar la ciudad / Why visit La Plata ?
|Por qué visitar la ciudad|
Por qué la fundaron?
Un equipo de urbanistas, comandado por el ingeniero Pedro Benoit, fue el encargado de diseñar la ciudad, llamándose a concurso internacional para los proyectos de los edificios públicos más importantes localizados en el “Eje Histórico” conservado hoy en forma intacta al igual que el diseño del trazado que es una de sus características más sobresalientes: un cuadrado, con diagonales que lo cruzan formando rombos dentro de su contorno, bosques y plazas colocadas con exactitud cada seis cuadras.
Why visit La Plata ?
When Buenos Aires was declared the capital of the Republic , the idea af founding a capital for the province started to become true. Dardo Rocha , then governor , was in charge of carrying out such an undertaking. Studies on where to locate it were carried out and the district of La Ensenada was chosen as the ideal site . The government of the province was in charge of the foundation of La Plata , whose name apparently was given by the author of “Martín Fierro “ , Jose Hernandez .
A team of urban designers led by the engineer Pedro Benoit was assigned to design the city They called for an international contest for the projects of the most important buildings located in the historic point which, still today
is very well preserved as well as the design, that has one of the most outstanding characteristics : a square with diagonal streets crossing and forming rhombuses where parks and squares are placed accurately every six blocks.
La Plata is one of the fewest cities in the world previously planned , its design representing a perfect exponent of the ideas of its times; it is the first city in the word built according to the to the republican ideas, among the rapid growth of the industrial revolution and the positivistic cience, the birth of the utopia of a much more harmonous social life and a defensible environmental conception.
This city is an example of a model of modern urban planification of the XIX century. Its was founded in 19 the November 1882