National Geographic : 1944 Feb
From the Halls of Montezuma © National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Richard 11. Stewart What Might Have Been Mexico's Capitol Became a Monument Started in 1908, the massive arch of steel, copper, and bronze was designed as the central part of a new Capitol building. A revolution halted construction and the building never was finished. Now this Mexico City landmark, near the Columbus Monument, frames a street of the Capital City's modernistic buildings.