The Fray Bentos industrial complex was built to process meat for a global market including the armies of two World Wars in the 20th century. Its physical location, buildings, as well as social institutions, presents an illustration of the entire process of meat production on a global scale.
Urban Historic Center of Cienfuegos (Cuba)
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:10
Situated on the Caribbean coast of south-central Cuba at the heart of the country’s sugar cane, mango, tobacco and coffee production area, the historic colonial town of Cienfuegos first developed in the neoclassical style. It later became more eclectic but retained a harmonious overall townscape.
The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, built to the design of the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, between 1940 and 1960, is an outstanding example of the Modern Movement in architecture. The university campus integrates the large number of buildings and functions into a clearly articulated ensemble.
Tlacotalpan, a Spanish colonial river port on the Gulf coast of Mexico, was founded in the mid-16th century. It has preserved its original urban fabric to a remarkable degree; with wide streets, colonnaded houses in a profusion of styles and colors, and many mature trees in the public spaces and gardens.
Quito, Ecuador's capital, sits high in the Andean foothills. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles.
Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios (Cuba)
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:09
Founded in the early 16th century in honor of the Holy Trinity, the city was a bridgehead for the conquest of the American continent. Its 18th- and 19th-century buildings, such as the Palacio Brunet and the Palacio Cantero, were built in its days of prosperity from the sugar trade.
Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison (Barbados)
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:55
Historic Bridgetown is an outstanding example of British colonial architecture, consisting of a well-preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries which testifies to the spread of Great Britain's Atlantic colonial empire. A nearby military garrison consists of numerous historic buildings.
Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites, Nelson's Dockyard National Park
Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:17
The Antigua Naval Dockyard and its Related Archaeological Sites consists of a group of Georgian Naval structures, set within a walled enclosure, built at a time when European nations were battling for supremacy of the seas to obtain control over the lucrative sugar-producing islands of the Eastern Caribbean.
Between 1691 and 1760, a series of remarkable mission settlements was founded by the Society of Jesus in the Chiquitos territory of eastern Bolivia. Here on the semiarid frontier of Spanish South America, the Jesuits and their indigenous charges blended European architecture with local traditions.
These Haitian monuments date from the beginning of the 19th century, when Haiti proclaimed its independence. The Palace of Sans Souci, the buildings at Ramiers and the Citadel serve as universal symbols of liberty, being the first monuments to be constructed by black slaves who had gained their freedom.