National Geographic : 1939 Nov
BU'ENOS AIRES-METROPOLIS OF THE PAMPAS t)iNational Ieographic society Kodachrome by Luis Marden 1 80 I)AYS HI'ENOS AIRES CREATED BROAD PLAZA DEL CONGRESO Four blocks of five- and six-story buildings were razed, a lake created, walks laid out, and trees and lawns planted, to complete a park in time for the centennial celebration, in 1910. of the Argentine Declaration of Independence. Upon the memorial to liberty falls the shadow of Congress Hall (Plate XIV). Avenida de Mayo. the capital's " Gay White Way," leads out from the eastern end of the plaza (background).