RIO DE JANEIRO PLAZA
The Roma District anticipated the existence of the great urban axis: Avenue Álvaro Obregón and the Orizaba Street. The last street is crossed by an open space, it did not remain as it used to be in its center, but formed by a large green area of recreational activities for local inhabitants. This urban project is different from the one of the Colonial city, it is closer to the one made by the first estate agents in neighborhoods like Santa Maria la Ribera. Currently, this space is composed by plaza Luis Cabrera, which is an essential part of the Roma neighborhood. Visitors can find meaningful examples of the advanced local architecture around Plaza Rio de Janeiro, such as the master house at number 45 built in 1919 by the Engineer Arturo Jiménez the corner house at Durango and Plaza Rio de Janeiro, the middle class house number 50 built by Engineers Peñasco and González in 1919, the functionalist building by the Architect Enrique de la Mora (1938) in the Cerrada Rio de Janeiro number 9, and the exceptional case of the Rio de Janeiro building on the number 56 at this plaza that was built in 1920.