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San Antonio gifted sculpture for Tricentennial birthday

The government of Mexico City is gifting an Alas de México - or "Wings of Mexico" - sculpture to the Alamo City. The wings were created by Mexican artist Jorge Marín

San Antonio is getting another gift for its 300th birthday.

The government of Mexico City is gifting an Alas de México - or "Wings of Mexico" - sculpture to the Alamo City. The wings were created by Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

Marín’s sculptures have been on display in San Antonio before. An earlier casting of the Alas de México at the San Antonio Botanical Garden in 2015 and 2016. The City of San Antonio stated in a press release that the sculpture "was one of the most popular pieces as it promoted a high level of public engagement."

The gifted Alas de México sculpture stands at 11 feet tall and is 17 feet wide. The sculpture will be installed at Hemisfair near the Tower of Americas.

A dedication ceremony for the new statue is scheduled for Friday, May 4 at 8 A.M.

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