REPUBLICA PLAZA AND MONUMENT OF THE REVOLUTION
The structure of this monument was originally destined for the Palacio Legislativo (Legislative Palace). General Porfirio Díaz placed the first stone on September 23rd 1910. It has two elevators to lift the dome. The first one lifts vertically to the level of the interior terrace roof. The second one lifts making a curve around the dome. After its installation, the bent elevator was globally recognized as the first of its kind. There never was a proper ceremony to inaugurate it, and its pillars became crypts of the revolution leaders. On February 5th 1942, the mortal remains of Venustiano Carranza and later of Francisco I. Madero, Plutarco Elías Calles and Lázaro Cárdenas lied burried in that cemetery.