Fundidora Park (Parque Fundidora in Spanish) is an urban park located in the Mexican city of Monterrey, built in what once where the grounds of the Fundidora Monterrey steel foundry company.

History and location

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The Parque Fundidora is located inside the grounds formerly occupied by Fundidora Monterrey, a steel foundry company of great importance to the economic development of the city during the 20th century. After its bankruptcy in 1986, Federal and State government showed interest in using the land to create a public park with the aim to preserve its history as well as being a center of culture, business, entertainment and ecological awareness for the people of the city.[2] In 1988 the land was expropriated and the Fideicomiso Fundidora (Fundidora Trust) was created to manage it in an arrangement between the State government and private investment.[2] Construction began in 1989, starting with the preservation of historically important buildings and structures within the foundry and the dismantling of the others, followed by the construction of the CINTERMEX convention center, Plaza Sesamo amusement park, a hotel and a cinematheque. Construction and rehabilitation continued during the rest of the 1990´s.[2]

The park opened in February 24 of 2001 with an area of 114 hectares (280 acres), receiving the additional name of Museum of Industrial Archaeology Site. In 2010 the Paseo Santa Lucía development, consisting of a 2.35 kilometres (1.46 mi) artificial river and accompanying river-walk, is incorporated to the park bringing it into its current state, with a total area of 144 hectares (360 acres), 80 hectares (200 acres) of which are green space, 2 lakes, 23 fountains, 16 buildings, 27 large scale industrial structures and 127 pieces of steel-making machinery and tools of historical importance to the state of Nuevo Leon.[2] There's also a 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) long track surrounding the original section of the park.[1]

Buildings

Monterrey Arena

Arena Monterrey

Arena Monterrey is an indoor arena in Monterrey, Mexico. It is primarily used for concerts, shows and indoor sports like indoor soccer or basketball. It used to be the home arena of the Monterrey Fury indoor soccer team and the Fuerza Regia, a professional basketball team in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional and the Monterrey La Raza, a team in the NISL.

The Arena Monterrey is owned by Publimax S.A. de C.V. (TV Azteca Northeast), part of the Avalanz Group, who owns 80% and by TV Azteca who owns 20%. The arena is 480,000 square feet (45,000 m²) in size.

Cintermex

Parque Plaza Sésamo

Sesame Street Park entrance

Parque Plaza Sésamo is a thematic park devoted to the Sesame Street franchisee, along with the local adaptation known as Plaza Sésamo. This park was inaugurated in 1995.

Space shot, Trenecito, Grand Prix, Ovni, Burbujas, Tornado, Count Count Castle.

Auditorio Banamex

Auditorio Citibanamex (formerly named Auditorio Coca-Cola, Auditorio Fundidora and Auditorio Banamex) is an indoor amphitheatre with a capacity of 8,200.[4]
The amphitheatre opened in 1994 with a sponsorship by The Coca-Cola Company, and it was the primary venue for concerts until the Arena Monterrey opened in 2003.

Centro de las Artes

Museo de Acero

Visualscapes

Events

Expo Center @ the Old Lewis Building.
Host of the 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures.

Champ Car race history

Season Date Driver Team Report
2001 March 11 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing Report
2002 March 10 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing Report
2003 March 23 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing Report
2004 May 23 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
2005 May 22 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing Report
2006 May 21 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report

A1GP race history

Season Date Sprint Race Winner Feature Race Winner Report
2005–2006 February 26 France Alexandre Premat France Alexandre Premat Report

Lap records

Class Event Driver Car Time
Champ Car 2006 Tecate Grand Prix of Monterrey France Sébastien Bourdais Lola B03/00 1:14.529
A1 GP 2005–06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Mexico France Alexandre Prémat Lola B05/52 1:21.100

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Parque Fundidora - Acerca - Nosotros". www.parquefundidora.org. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Parque Fundidora - Acerca - Historia". www.parquefundidora.org. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  3. ^ "Parque Fundidora - Acerca - Accesos y Horario". www.parquefundidora.org. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  4. ^ "Auditorio Citibanamex". Archived from the original on 2018-03-15. Retrieved 2018-03-15.

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