Foto Fridays: Floralis Genérica (Buenos Aires)

a steel flower sculpture aka Floralis Genérica found in buenos aires argentina

Located in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, the Floralis Genérica is a steel and aluminum sculpture that stands at 23 meters (75 feet) tall, and was designed by architect Eduardo Catalano to look like a flower with its six distinct ‘petals’. What make the steel flower unique is that it’s an automated sculpture controlled by a hydraulic system that opens the petals in the morning and closes at night. 

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