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The Edificio Metrópolis is one of the most famous buildings in Madrid. Constructed between 1907 and 1911 after a design by the French architects Jules and Raymond Février for the insurance company Unión y el Fenix Español. It was built at a prime corner site near the then planned Gran Via. The dome is topped by a statue of the winged goddess Victoria, designed by the Spanish sculptor Federico Coullaut-Valera Mendigutia. It replaced the original bronze statue of the mythological figures of Phoenix and Ganymedes, the symbol of Unión y el Fenix Español. -Madrid, 2014-

01 Mar 2019
850 x 549