Up Mexico Way

The Mexican Cultural Institute has been making the rounds of various community boards this summer, seeking approval for a massive, Manhattan-wide temporary art installation, which will project different Mexican-themed art pieces on notable buildings throughout the city sometime in October.

The project is an outgrowth of the award-winning ABCDF: Diccionario Grafico de la Ciudad de Mexico art book/CD-ROM that came out a couple of years ago, and several art shows held in Mexico City, Washington, D.C., and Paris.

While the folks in charge don’t want to talk about it until they’ve gotten all the necessary approvals from the city, The Real Estate wants to give you a sneak peek at this remarkable project.

Here you see a rendering of the Maritime Hotel, at Ninth Avenue and 16th Street, and, above, 2 Columbus Circle (yep, the same building that the L.P.C. seems intent on “modernizing” into a generic eyesore).

– Matthew Grace Up Mexico Way