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Monterrey in Municipality of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico — The Northeast
 

Commerce Beacon

El Faro del Comercio

 
 
Commerce Beacon Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
1. Commerce Beacon Marker
Inscription.  

Faro del Comercio
Diseñado por los arquitectos Luis Barragán y Raúl Ferrera, el Faro del Comercio es hoy, quizás, uno de los hitos mas distintivos de nuestra ciudad.

Después de diversas propuestas entre los promotores del la obra se decidió instalarla en esta Gran Plaza para que pudiera ser admirada por todos los ciudadanos y visitantes. Inicio su construcción el mes de Enero de 1983 y fue inaugurado el 7 de diciembre de 1984 en conmemoración de los 100 años de Fundación de la Cámara Nacional de Comercio, Servicios y Turismo de Monterrey.

El color naranja que le distingue se le atribuye a su diseñador que plasma en ella el arte moderno, requiere de 360 litros de pintura en este color especial para cubrir su superficie.

Esta majestuosa obra promovida por diversos empresarios y líderes de la comunidad en conjunto con la Cámara Nacional de Comercio, Servicios y Turismo, simboliza la fortaleza de los hombres y mujeres del norte, su verticalidad y su austeridad para conducirse en el desarrollo de esta ciudad.

Reconocido como el monumento artístico mas alto de Mexico, EI Faro del Comercio cuenta
Commerce Beacon Marker English text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
2. Commerce Beacon Marker English text
con una altura de 69.80 metros, 12.33 mts. de largo y tan solo 1.83 mts. de ancho. Para llegar a su cima se deben recorrer 346 escalones en donde se encuentra el famoso y potente rayo láser de 20 Watts que ilumina por las noches las hermosas montañas que rodean la ciudad de Monterrey.

El equipo que trabaja con agua destilada en su sistema de enfriamiento ubicado en su parte inferior, debe mantener una temperatura a 22° C para evitar que este se dañe. El Laser funciona a través del uso de modernas tecnologías a través de un Software llamado LASERMAX.

En marzo del 2001 la Secretaria de Educación Pública dio a conocer el decreto presidencial en el que se declara al Faro del Comercio Monumento artístico Nacional a través del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Horario de operación:
Jueves de 21:00 hrs. a 23:00 hrs.
Viernes de 21:00 hrs. a 24:00 hrs.
Sábado de 21:00 hrs. a 24:00 hrs.
Domingo de 21:00 hrs. a 22:00 hrs.

Nota: Se suspenden operaciones por malas condiciones del clima.

English translation:
Commerce Beacon
Designed by the famous Mexican architect Luis Barragan, and supervised in its construction by the architect Raul Ferrara, The Faro del Comercio is one of the most distinguished landmarks in our city. After several proposals from supporters, sponsors, and promoters, it was finally decided
Commerce Beacon Marker - The third side includes a map of important sites in Monterrey image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
3. Commerce Beacon Marker - The third side includes a map of important sites in Monterrey
to place the monument at this location so it would be appreciated by all our citizens and visitors. It is the highest artistic monument in Mexico to date. The construction began on January 1983. The inaugural act was on December 7 1984, in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the National Chamber of Commerce and Tourism of Monterrey.

The monument needed 360 liters of paint to cover the entire surface. Its orange color exemplifies the designer's perspective of modem art, which distinguished him at international level.

This majestic art monument, mainly supported by local leaders and the Chamber of Commerce, symbolizes the character of men and women from North Mexico. It also shows the verticality and austerity of our people to lead and participate unconditionally in the development of Monterrey.

Recognized as the tallest art monument in Mexico with 69.80 meters in height, 12.33 meters in width and just 1.83 meters thick. It has 346 steps to reach the top where the powerful laser beam is located which illuminates the beautiful mountains that surround our city during the night.

A computer software called LASERMAX is needed in order to operate the laser beam. This equipment works at 210 volts 20-25 watts. A cooler device is located below the laser that works with distilled water, which has to keep the water around 22 Celsius degrees to prevent
Commerce Beacon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
4. Commerce Beacon and Marker
A portion of the marker can be seen to the right in this view of the Commerce Beacon.
any equipment or system damage. In March of 2001 The Federal Minister of Education, by presidential decree, declared The Faro del Comercio as a National Artistic Monument.

Laser beam Schedule:
Thursday from 21:00 to 23:00
Friday from 21:00 to 24:00
Saturday from 21:00 to 24:00
Sunday from 21:00 to 22:00

Note: Operations will cancel for bad weather conditions. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Location. 25° 39.975′ N, 100° 18.621′ W. Marker is in Monterrey, Nuevo León, in Municipality of Monterrey. Marker can be reached from Juan Zuazua just north of José Mariano Abasolo, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterrey, Nuevo León 64000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ampudia's Headquarters and Powder Storage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Monterrey Casino (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope John Paul II's Monterrey Visit (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); MARCO Museum (about 120 meters away); Retreat Position of the Mexican Army (about 150 meters away); Juan José Hinojosa (about 210 meters away); Monterrey Surrender Site (about 210 meters away); College of the Company of Jesus (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterrey.
 
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The Commerce Beacon and the Cathedral of Monterrey image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
5. The Commerce Beacon and the Cathedral of Monterrey
The original 1984 Commerce Beacon dedication marker, mounted to the artwork image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
6. The original 1984 Commerce Beacon dedication marker, mounted to the artwork
An additional 2002 Commerce Beacon Marker on the 120th anniversary of the National Commerce Board image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 24, 2019
7. An additional 2002 Commerce Beacon Marker on the 120th anniversary of the National Commerce Board
of Monterrey (CANACO Monterrey).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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