Buildings that outline the city profile
On the occasion of the 445th anniversary of Caracas, El Universal makes a balance of the buildings that compose the city architectonic heritage and changed its nature in the past 60 years
The capital city of Venezuela, turning 445 years on Wednesday, July 25, can be recognized by some buildings that with the passage of time have shaped its identity.
The few remains of the colonial architecture were demolished in the light of windfall oil profits and after the death of General Juan Vicente Gómez, who ruled the country for 30 years.
A construction boom followed, turning the city in a trunk of architectonic treasures of the "modern" era, the boost of which went into the early eighties.
Translated by Conchita Delgado
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."