ARTICULIGHT'S LED AQUA FOR SANTA
LUCIA RIVER WALK, MONTERREY, MEXICO
Built over the bed of the old spring named “Ojos de Santa Lucia”, where Don
Diego de Montemayor founded the City more than 400 years ago, this river-walk
represents a real pleasure for the whole family.
SANTA LUCIA RIVER WALK, MONTERREY, MEXICO is the largest
man-made river walk in the world.
The $300 million Santa Lucia River Walk stretches for 1.6 miles
(2.5 kilometers) from the Macroplaza downtown (the second largest plaza in the
world) to Fundidora Park, a business center and former steel mill. It was
designed taking as model the River Walk of San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Close to 1000 LED AQUA color changing fixtures
well as other lighting fixtures, controllers and accessories have been already
used in the first stage of the project. The LED AQUAs are used
extensively throughout the
RIVER WALK primarily underwater. The project has had a few
stages and was launched in September 2007 by Mexico's President Calderon. Future
expansion is in the planning. Since its opening it has become a very popular
destination for local residents and tourists alike. Guided boats take people
from one end to another and there are restaurants along the “river walk”,
similar in style to San Antonio, Texas, a few hundred miles to the North.
Some technical data on the river walk: it Is a navigable artificial channel of
2,5 km. Has 1,20 meters of depth. Its capacity is of 44 thousand cubic meters
of water. It connects the Terrace of the Heroes with the Park Foundry. It has
22 water sources. It has boats that can travel through themselves without
crossing a street. Has cultural areas and commercial localities. It was rushed
to open because of the Universal Forum of the Cultures Monterrey 2007.
All the states of the Mexican Republic participated in the Campaign The 13
Wonders of Mexico promoted by Aztec TV. The period of voting was carried out
from July 17 to September 24, 2007 and the winners were announced on September
25, 2007. This campaign sought to show the most amazing places of Mexico's
national territory, and to reaffirm the values of identity that characterize
them as Mexicans. SANTA LUCIA RIVER WALK, MONTERREY, MEXICO was chosen as one of
Mexico's 13 Wonders.