Crossing Figueroa Alcorta Avenue, we can see the other great monument that completes this stroll: the Floralis Genérica. This 23-meter-tall sculpture was donated to the city by the Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano in 2002. Unlike the sculptures along the Sculpture Walk, which are scattered throughout the square to interact with the city's life, the Floralis Genérica, with all its monumentality, is placed in the center of a four-hectare square, specially designed to exhibit it.
In the center of the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, on a round water fountain, with the greenery and the reflection of the entire city on its silver petals, the Floralis Genérica arrived in Buenos Aires with aspirations to become another iconic photograph representing the city. Some locals are not entirely convinced, while others are. Perhaps it's because it is something new, something different.
The enormous structure has a mechanism that articulates its six petals, opening at dawn and closing again with the fall of night. When the bud is closed, a set of lights illuminates it, highlighting the sculpture's effects. Walking around the Floralis allows you to appreciate it from all angles.