Chapultepec Trust restores Chapultepec Park’s Xochipilli Fountain and Composer’s Passage
Submitted by: Tiffany & Co.
Posted: Jun 09, 2016 – 10:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, Jun. 09 /CSRwire/ - The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the newly restored Xochipilli Fountain and Composer’s Passage in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park, one of the oldest public parks in the world. In 2014, the Foundation provided a $1 million grant to the Resource Foundation for support of the Chapultepec Trust to restore these iconic public spaces.
“As our cities continue to grow and expand, the urban environments become ever more precious,” said Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Chairman & President of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. “We are pleased to support efforts to protect Chapultepec Park for generations to come.”
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, Tiffany & Co. Mexico and the Probosque de Chapultepec Trust celebrated the reopening of the Xochipilli Fountain with an unveiling event and lighting ceremony, attended by the mayor of Mexico City, Dr. Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa.
The Chapultepec Trust (Fideicomiso Probosque de Chapultepec) has been working to restore Chapultepec Park since 2004. Stretching nearly 1,700 acres, the park is the largest and oldest urban park in the Americas (twice the size of Central Park), and it holds invaluable cultural, monumental, architectural and environmental heritage.
“Chapultepec Park’s Xochipilli Fountain is one of the most iconic monuments in Mexico City, and an important symbol of our heritage,” said Juan I. Casanueva Pérez, President of the Chapultepec Trust. “The restoration, made possible by a generous contribution from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, will benefit more than 4.5 million people who visit the park each year, and thus we promote a better place for healthy recreation, family life, culture and sport among visitors to the forest.”
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation grant supported the restoration of two landmarks in the park’s second section: the Xochipilli Fountain, an icon of the city and a symbol of Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage, and the Composer’s Passage, the section’s main pedestrian thoroughfare.
The Foundation supports the creation of new green space and beautification efforts in major cities around the world as part of its urban parks program area.
About The Tiffany & Co. Foundation
Established in 2000, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation provides grants in environmental conservation, working to preserve the world’s most treasured landscapes and seascapes. The Foundation’s programs promote responsible mining, healthy marine ecosystems and the enhancement of urban environments through strategic design improvements in new and existing parks. For more information on The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, please visit www.tiffanyandcofoundation.org.For more information on The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, please visit www.tiffanyandcofoundation.org.
About The Chapultepec Park Trust
Established in 2004 with a firm commitment to preserving, restoring and rehabilitating Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park. Founded by a group of businessmen and women who volunteer their time in managing the organization, Fideicomiso seeks to improve the park and transform it into a space for public recreation, enjoyment and fellowship. As of today, the Trust has invested more than 322 million pesos in rehabilitation works within the Bosque de Chapultepec. For more information on Chapultepec Trust, please visit www.chapultepec.org.mx
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