Farewell to the roller coaster. Break the iconic game “Feria”

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For years it was one of the most iconic scenes in Mexico City. In the middle of the Basque de Chapultepec, it was possible to see from a distance that the huge wooden structure was painted in white on its last stage, which represented the fair better than any other game.



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The Roller coaster It was built 58 years ago and stood until it was decided to demolish it. It has survived two major earthquakes (one in 1985 and one in 2017), saw nine Mexican presidents living in Los Pinos, just a few steps away from the official residence (converted into a cultural center by the current president today), Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador) and was a silent witness to our arduous journey through the ever-bottled peripherico.

Tragedy struck on September 28, 2019, sealing his fate. Two people lost their lives in it An accident When a game wagon called “Chimera” derails due to lack of maintenance. The fair has been closed and discounts have been given Human Development Operator Chapultepec SA de CV The amusement park was later withdrawn to run a bidding process for a new operator.

The companies Fat Gospel Mexico And Thor Urbana They have been exempted from running the park for ten years under this name Ajtalan Urban Park An ambitious project that will be ready in 2023. Although spokesmen for the new project commented at the time that they would not dismantle the structure of the roller coaster to be an important part of the CDMX landscape, work began yesterday to move, at least in part, the structure with the huge crane.

Built by the National Amusement Device Company, the structure of the roller coaster was originally made of wood and at the highest point it reached a height of 33 meters. Vehicles equipped with all the necessary safety measures at that time, including airplane seat belts, reached 110 km / h. It was designed by Dutchman Aurel Vasjin And was considered the largest in the world at that time.

Inaugurated by the President Adolf Lopez Mateos And City Manager, Ernesto P. Uruchurtu, Saturday morning October 25, 1964 .

What is Aztlan Urban Park?

There, where the Chapultepek Fair once stood with everything and its roller coasters, on a 5.68-square-hectare site, is now a new park full of walkways and trees, which will offer visitors a museum in addition to mechanical games. (Among them the Dolores Olmedo Museum), an open-air forum for the performing arts, another for sporting events and a dining area, all always celebrating Mexican culture.

Work began last year and প্রকল্প 3,638 million will be invested in the project. One of the main attractions will be a 100 meter high ferris wheel. Although the museums will be completed this year, the rest of the park will be inaugurated by 2023.

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