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The Plaza de Mayo and the Pyramid seen from Defensa Street 
Plaza de Mayo and the Pyramid in its center as we know it today are the representation of Independent Argentina. The original plaza was the Plaza Mayor of the Colony but along with the Revolution of Independence came a new denomination for public spaces: it became Victory Plaza when Buenos Ares defeated the English invaders and after the Revolution of Independence. It was then, also, when the Pyramid was constructed. It was conceived as an Obelisk that would be the center point of the city, however, it transformed into a pyramid in 1856 by Prilidiano Pueyrredon. For more information: Email: admin@frassinetti.com Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go back to web blog:Daily Updates on Art, Antiques, Collectibles as well as travel information for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Phone me thru Skype, ID: Bob Frassinetti or you can also chat with me thru Yahoo, press here: Yahoo Contact Find me on MySpace and be my friend!