Archive for April 11th, 2011

Integrating Modernity and History

Monday, April 11th, 2011

La Torre del Reformador is no longer out of place in the environment as perhaps did less than a century ago when first installed it in what it was the September 15th Boulevard currently 7a. Avenue and 2nd Street, zona 9.

If you remember, a few days ago were saying about the reforms that are currently taking in the public transport system, Transmetro now goes relatively short distances in less time, the environment is changing and if you are a user of the service you agree that everything seems to be integrated in a better way.

La Torre del Reformador gets its name to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the president of Guatemala in 1873, Justo Rufino Barrios Auyón. Some of the changes he introduced earned him the nickname of reformer; during his administration that ended in 1885, made several reforms that were so important that today are essential for the Guatemalan society. Some of them were free public education for the entire country and created important laws that remain valid today.

At 75 meters high can be seen from many parts of the Guatemala City, the second picture at the bottom is from zona 4.