The original head of the Access Condor cannot be restored so they will build a new one

The Leytes project contrasts in this sense with which Juan Marchionni had presentedwho made the first proposal to restore the Access Condor. For Marchionni the head that was lost during the storm had to be repaired.

Controversy over the new head of the Access Condor

Leytes explained that the Access Condor’s head is so damaged that it is irrecoverable.

“It is completely destroyed. What I plan to do is join all the parts that have come off and use it as a matrix to create a new one” “It is completely destroyed. What I plan to do is join all the parts that have come off and use it as a matrix to create a new one”

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This means that the new piece will be a imitation of the previousit as detailed as possible, even in the colorss, since what is sought is that the Access Condor is a harmonious figure again.

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Herein lies the difference with Marchionni’s project. The latter maintained in an interview with Diario UNO that the Access Condor, made by the plastic artist Juan Cardona, had to keep the head that the storm detached.

“The condor’s head is a historical piece, and that history must be respected. Even everything that happened after the storm, the fact that it was lost and returned, all of that is part of the history of the Access Condor and must be reflected in the restoration” “The condor’s head is a historical piece, and that history must be respected. Even everything that happened after the storm, the fact that it was lost and returned, all of that is part of the history of the Access Condor and must be reflected in the restoration”

In short, the winning project is that of Leytes, which decided not to keep the missing piece.

The comprehensive restoration proposal of the Access Condor

Leytes is a specialist in large sculptures. He has made some giant foxes for the Huentala Wines winerysheet metal ants for the Godoy Cruz green space, a life-size condor for the Laur olive oil factory, and he is also the author of the new fountain in Plaza Italia, which is a tribute to the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri.

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Orlando Leytes is an architect, but he specialized in large sculptures and restorations

Orlando Leytes is an architect, but he specialized in large sculptures and restorations

The intention to repair the sculptural group of the Access Condorincludes highlighting the basement, which in turn is also an abstract-style condor, and the luminaires, affected by vandalism.

The architect and sculptor will do the work on site so within your budget he has including construction of scaffolding. This has contributed to reducing the costs of the work in general, since renting them was much more expensive than having them done.

Asked if the repair of the monument will last, Leytes explained that the only materials that truly resist the weather are granite, stone and bronze. However, if the work has been on display for so long -although it has suffered deterioration- it can continue in the place where it is, after full restoration.

He stressed that it is The use of resistant materials is essential, such as epoxy paints and that the setting of the new piece of the head with the rest of the monument be the most firm possible.

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