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The Mansion at Paseo de la Reforma 483

 
 
The Mansion at Paseo de la Reforma 483 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton
1. The Mansion at Paseo de la Reforma 483 Marker
Inscription.
Paseo de la Reforma 483
La casona fue construida en 1929 por el empresario inglés sir Patrick O'hey para su esposa y fue ocupada durante varios años como casa habitación. Es estilo neogótico ecléctico y su fachada está revestida de cantera rosada.

Está catalogada como patrimonio cultural urbano de valor artístico por el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y de valor patrimonial por laSecretaría de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda dentro de los polígonos de Área de Conservación Patrimonial.

Movimiento de la Casona
Para poder excavar los 9 sótanos y la cimentación de la Torre Reforma, fue necesario realizar un desplazamiento temporal de la casona. Se resolvió construyendo una charola de concreto que confinó a la cimentación original de piedra. Bajo la losa de concreto (charola) se instalaron rieles por los que corrieron unos carros equipados con gatos hidráulicos computarizados, que tenían la tarea de reaccionar ante la eventualidad de algún desnivel del suelo en el trayecto. Se trasladó exitosamente 18 metros en dirección norte donde estuvo seis semanas, en tanto se construyeron los muros de contención de los sótanos de la torre. Una vez de regreso y ya en su posición original y definitiva. Posteriormente se excavaron bajo la casona los nueve sótanos.

Pie de dibujos:
Posición
The Mansion at Paseo de la Reforma 483 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 16, 2017
2. The Mansion at Paseo de la Reforma 483 Marker
A portion of the mansion is now in use as a commercial center.
original (febrero 2010)
Posición primer desplazamiento
Segundo desplazamiento y posición final (abril 2010)

English translation:
Paseo de la Reforma 483
This mansion was built in 1929 by English businessman Sir Patrick O'Hey for his wife and she occupied it for several years. It is of an eclectic Neogothic style and its façade is lined with pink quarried stone.

It is cataloged as a part of the urban cultural heritage of artistic value by the National Institute of Fine Arts and of patrimonial value by the Secretariat of Urban Development and Housing within the Patrimonial Conservation Area.

Movement of the Mansion
In order to excavate the nine underground floors and the foundation of the Torre Reforma building, it was necessary to carry out a temporary movement of the house. This problem was solved by building a concrete rack that held all of the house’s original stone foundation. Underneath this slab of concrete (or rack) rails equipped with computerized hydraulic jacks were installed. These jacks were designed to react to any unevenness during the move. The house was successfully moved 18 meters towards the north, where it stayed for six weeks while the containment walls for the underground floors of the tower were constructed. It was then moved back to its original and final position. Subsequently the nine
The Mansion at Paseo de la Reforma 483 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 16, 2017
3. The Mansion at Paseo de la Reforma 483 Marker
Note how the newly constructed Torre Reforma mentioned in the marker text joins with the mansion.
underground floors were then constructed under the house.

Captions:
Original position (February 2010)
Position after its movement
Second and final position (April 2010)

 
Erected by L. Benjamín Romano Arquitectos.
 
Location. 19° 25.462′ N, 99° 10.466′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Paseo de la Reforma, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Paseo de la Reforma 483, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06500, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Social Security Angel (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Lion Entrance to Chapultepec Park (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Bridge of the Lions (approx. half a kilometer away); The Altar of the Nation (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Museum of Modern Art (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Monument to the Children Heroes of 1847 (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Museum of National History (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Chapultepec Hill (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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