In the year 1936 the erection of an obelisk was announced, in order to promote a movement of repudiation, on the part of some citizens. The project went ahead, despite the negative opinions. The Obelisk was built within a period of 60 days. However, its inauguration silenced the voices that discredited it before it took place. The obelisk was imposed solely because of its presence and today it is the symbol of the City of Buenos Aires.