Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rizal Park Monument with Nakpil's Steel and Aluminum Extension

Rizal Monument with Aluminum Extension Tower. (From Paulo Alcazaren on Facebook)
Paulo Alcazaren notes:

Fifty years ago, on the eve of Rizals 100th birth anniversary, some people figured that the good doctor's monument needed an update. Juan Nakpil designed a steel and aluminum 'extension' to the original 1913 landmark to give it additional height ...not that Rizal was vertically challenged, but because a brand new theater was supposed to rise behind the monument. The theater was never built and the extension was removed after much public oppobrium. The theater design eventually was resurrected by Nakpil and built in Makati - the much missed Rizal Theate

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