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|Coloso de Reforma|
|Former names||Auditorio Municipal|
|Location||Mexico, D.F., Mexico|
Ingenieros Óscar de Buen y Guillermo Salazar Polanco
Teodoro González de León (remodel)
The National Auditorium is considered among the world's best venues by specialized media. It was designed by Mexican architects Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Gonzalo Ramírez del Sordo, and remodeled by Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro González de León. There are concerts, art, theatre, dance and more.
Constructed in 1952, it was used for volleyball and basketball matches of the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games and had seen performances of the San Francisco Ballet and New York Philharmonic in 1958. The auditorium was the venue for the gymnastics events at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Since the 1970s, it has been used primarily for international music, song, dance and film festivals, fairs and exhibitions.
In 1990, the auditorium went through some reconstruction which brought it to the current design.
In May 2007, the American magazine Pollstar ranked the National Auditorium as the best concert venue in the world.
In November 2007, the Auditorio Nacional won the Billboard Touring Awards for best concert venue in the world.
In November 2008, R.E.M. played their final concert at the National Auditorium.
- 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 77.