Metro Coyoacán is a metro station along Line 3 of the Mexico City Metro. It is located in the Benito Juárez borough of Mexico City, it is at the intersection of Coyoacan avenues. Right outside the station lies the "Centro Coyoacan" shopping mall, Radio Formula and Bancomer headquarters, it is close to the Cineteca Nacional and Coyoacán district. The station logo depicts a coyote. In fact, the Náhuatl word of Coyohuacan means place of coyotes. According to early plans for Line 3, the station was destined to be known as Metro Bancomer, after Centro Bancomer, a banking center located above the station; this being a commercial name, metro authorities decided instead to name the station after nearby Avenida Coyoacán which leads to the popular downtown section of Coyoacán. The station opened on 30 August 1983 as part of a southward extension of the line; this station has a cultural display. Metro Coyoacán serves the Colonia del Xoco neighborhoods as well as Coyoacán. Cineteca Nacional, cinematheque. Northeast: Avenida Universidad and Real Mayorazgo street, Xoco Southeast: Avenida Universidad and Real Mayorazgo street, Xoco West: Martín Mendalde street, Colonia del Valle Media related to Coyoacan at Wikimedia Commons
Metro Hospital 20 de Noviembre
Metro Hospital 20 de Noviembre is a station on Line 12 of the Mexico City Metro. The station is located between Insurgentes Zapata, it was opened on 30 October 2012 as part of the first stretch of Line 12 between Mixcoac and Tláhuac. The station is located south of the city center, at the intersection between Eje 7 Sur Félix Cuevas and Avenida Coyoacán, it is built underground. The name of the station originates from the nearby hospital, the station's icon depicts the hospital's distinctive roof structure. Metro Hospital 20 de Noviembre serves Colonia Del Valle Sur neighborhood. Centro Médico Nacional 20 de Noviembre, hospital. Parque Pascual Ortiz Rubio, public park. Northwest: Eje 7 Sur Félix Cuevas and Av. Coyoacán, Col. Del Valle Sur Southwest: Eje 7 Sur Félix Cuevas and Av. Coyoacán, Col. Del Valle Sur Northeast: Eje 7 Sur Félix Cuevas and Av. Coyoacán, Col. Del Valle Sur Southeast: Eje 7 Sur Félix Cuevas and Av. Coyoacán, Col. Del Valle Sur Media related to Hospital 20 de Noviembre at Wikimedia Commons
Metro Etiopía / Plaza de la Transparencia
Metro Etiopía / Plaza de la Transparencia is a metro station on the Mexico City Metro. It is located in the Benito Juárez borough of Mexico City; the station logo depicts the head of a symbol of Ethiopia. Its name comes from the Plaza Etiopía, a traffic circle at the same location before the construction of the subway station; the traffic circle was named to show Mexico's support for an independent Ethiopia after the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. There is a corresponding Mexico Square in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa. Mexico Square is a station on the Addis Ababa Light Rail. Metro Etiopía / Plaza de la Transparencia is underneath the intersection of Avenida Xola, Avenida Cuauhtemoc, Cumbres de Maltrata street and Diagonal de San Antonio, it serves Narvarte neighbourhood. On March 27, 2009, the station name was changed to Etiopía / Plaza de la Transparencia, as the Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información Publica is near the station, so it would fit the name of the closest Metrobús station.
Northwest: Eje 4 Sur Xola, Colonia Narvarte Southwest: Anaxágoras, Colonia Narvarte Southeast: Cumbres de Maltrata, Colonia Narvarte Northeast: Eje 4 Sur Xola, Colonia Narvarte Media related to Etiopía-Plaza de la transparencia at Wikimedia Commons
A blender is a kitchen and laboratory appliance used to mix, purée, or emulsify food and other substances. A stationary blender consists of a blender jar with a rotating metal blade at the bottom, powered by an electric motor in the base; some powerful models can crush ice. The newer immersion blender configuration has a motor on top connected by a shaft to a rotating blade at the bottom, which can be used with any container. Different blenders have different functions and features but product testing indicates that many blenders less expensive ones, are useful for meeting many consumer needs. Features which consumers consider when purchasing a blender include the following: large visible measurement marks ease of use low noise during usage power usage ease of cleaning option for quick "pulse" blending Countertop blenders use a 1–2 liters blending container made of glass, stainless steel. Glass blenders are more stable. Plastic is prone to absorbing the smell of blended food. Stainless steel limits visibility of the food as it is blended.
Countertop blenders offer 3–16 speed settings, but having more choices in speed settings is not an indication of increased utility for all users. In cases where the blades are removable, the container should have an O-ring or gasket between the body of the container and the base to seal the container and prevent the contents from leaking; the blending container is shaped in a way that encourages material to circulate through the blades, rather than spinning around. The container rests upon a base that contains a motor for turning the blade assembly and has controls on its surface. Most modern blenders offer a number of possible speeds. Low-powered blenders require the addition of some liquid to operate correctly. In these blenders, the liquid helps move the solids around the jar, bringing them in contact with the blades; the blades create a whirlpool effect which moves solids from top to bottom, ensuring contact with the blade. This creates a homogeneous mixture. High-powered blenders are capable of crushing ice without such assistance.
The hand-held immersion blender or stick blender has no container of its own, but instead has a mixing head with rotating blades that can be immersed in a container. Immersion blenders are convenient for homogenizing volumes that are too large to fit in the bowl of a stationary blender or as in the case of soups, are too hot to be safely poured into the bowl; the operation of an immersion blender requires that the user hold down a switch for as long as the blades operate, which can be tiresome for the user. Handheld blenders are ideal for small and specific tasks but do not have as many uses as a countertop blender. Countertop blenders are designed to mix, purée, chop food, their strength is such. Blenders are used both in home and commercial kitchens for various purposes, including to: Blend ice cream and sweet sauces to make milkshakes Mix and crush ice in cocktails such as the Zombie, piña colada and frozen margarita Crush ice and other ingredients in non-alcoholic drinks such as frappuccinos and smoothies Emulsify mixtures Make smooth purées of semi-solid ingredients, such as cooked vegetables and meat Reduce small solids such as spices and seeds to powder or nut butters Blend mixtures of powders, and/or liquids Help dissolve solids into liquidsBlenders have a variety of applications in microbiology and food science.
In addition to standard food-type blenders, there is a variety of other configurations of blender for laboratories. The Polish-American chemist Stephen J. Poplawski, owner of the Stevens Electric Company, began designing drink mixers in 1919 under contract with Arnold Electric Company, patented the drink mixer in 1922, designed to make Horlicks malted milkshakes at soda fountains, he introduced the liquefier blender in 1922. In the 1930s, L. Hamilton, Chester Beach and Fred Osius, produced Poplawski’s invention under the brand name Hamilton Beach Company. Fred Osius improved the appliance, he approached Fred Waring, a popular musician, who financed and promoted the "Miracle Mixer", released in 1933. However the appliance had some problems to be solved about the seal of the jar and the knife axis, so Fred Waring redesigned the appliance and released his own blender in 1937, the Waring Blendor with which Waring popularized the smoothie in the 1940s. Waring Products was sold to Dynamics Corporation of America in 1957 and was acquired by Conair in 1998.
Waring long used the trademarked spelling "Blendor" for its product. In 1937, W. G. Barnard, founder of Vitamix, introduced a product called "The Blender,", functionally a reinforced blender with a stainless steel jar, instead of the Pyrex glass jar used by Waring. In 1946 John Oster, owner of the Oster barber equipment company, bought Stevens Electric Co. and designed its own blender, which Oster commercialized under the trademark Osterizer. Oster was bought by Sunbeam Products in 1960. Which released various types of blenders, as the Imperial series and still make the traditional Osterizer blender. In Europe, the Swiss Traugott Oertli developed a blender based on the technical construction and design style conception of the first Waring Blendor, releasing in 1943 the Turmix Standmixer. Based on the blender, Traugott developed another kind of appliance to extract juice of any juicy fruit or vegetables, the Turmix Juicer, available as separated accessory for use in the Turmix blender, the juicer Turmix Junior.
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Torre Ejecutiva Pemex
The Pemex Executive Tower is a skyscraper in Mexico City. The 214 meter international style tower was built between 1976 and 1982. Since the building's opening, it has been occupied by state-owned Pemex, one of the largest petroleum companies in the world; the Torre Ejecutiva Pemex proposed to replace two 14-story towers built between 1967 and 1970. These buildings were replaced by a pair of 26-story towers to house Pemex's administrative offices. However, the 1980s oil boom demanded office space growth and Pemex decided to build a single 52-story tower in a downtown lot with a huge plaza covering an underground avenue; the building is anchored to the ground, rests on 164 concrete and steel piles that penetrate to a depth of 35 meters surpassing the old filling swampy lake to reach firmer ground. In addition, its x-braced structure features 90 shock-absorbers to minimize oscillations from earthquakes; the tower was completed in 1982. The Torre Ejecutiva Pemex remained the tallest building in Mexico for 20 years, until August 2003, when the 55-story Torre Mayor was completed only half a mile away.
As of January 2018, the Torre Pemex is the sixth tallest building in Mexico, the fourth tallest in Mexico City. The tower is occupied by 7,000 Pemex employees. On 19 September 1985, the tower withstood a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, as well as other strong earthquakes that strike Mexico City. The building was designed to withstand an earthquake of 8.5 on the Richter scale. On January 31, 2013, a powerful explosion rocked the tower, claiming 37 lives and injuring 126; the explosion is believed to have occurred in the basement of the building's link to an adjacent building. A gas leak and following accumulation ignited by sparks is believed to be the cause of the explosion. Employees said that the Torre Ejecutiva vibrated for a few seconds. "Torre Ejecutiva Pemex". SkyscraperPage
Mexico City Metro
The Mexico City Metro called Sistema de Transporte Colectivo shortened to STC, is a rapid transit system that serves the metropolitan area of Mexico City, including some municipalities in Mexico State. It is the second largest metro system in North America after the New York City Subway. In 2016, the system served 1.662 billion passengers, placing it as the ninth highest ridership in the world. The inaugural STC Metro line was 12.7 kilometres long, serving 16 stations, opened to the public on 4 September 1969. The system has expanded since in a series of fits and starts; as of 2015, the system has 12 lines, serving 195 stations, 226.49 kilometres of route. Ten of the lines are rubber-tyred; the system survived the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. Of the STC Metro's 195 stations, 24 serve two or more lines. Many stations are named for places, or events in Mexican history, it has 115 underground stations. All lines operate from 5 a.m. to midnight. At the end of 2007, the Federal District government announced the construction of the most recent STC Metro line, Line 12, built to run 26 kilometres towards the southeastern part of the city, connecting with Lines 7, 3, 2 and 8.
This line opened on 30 October 2012. The Metro has figured in Mexico's cultural history, as the inspiration for a musical composition for strings, "Metro Chabacano" and the 1982 Rodrigo "Rockdrigo" González's 1982 song, "Metro Balderas", it has been a site for the 1990 Hollywood movie Total Recall. Public intellectual Carlos Monsiváis has commented on the cultural importance of the Metro, "a space for collective expression, where diverse social sectors are compelled to mingle every day". By the second half of the twentieth century, Mexico City had serious public transport issues, with congested main roads and highways in the downtown zone, where 40 percent of the daily trips in the city were concentrated. 65 of the 91 lines of bus and electric transport served this area. With four thousand units in addition to 150,000 personal automobiles peak hours, the average speed was less than walking pace; the principal promoter of the construction of the Mexico City Metro was engineer Bernardo Quintana, in charge of the construction company Ingenieros Civiles y Asociados.
He carried out a series of studies that resulted in a draft plan which would lead to the construction of the Mexico City Metro. This plan was shown to different authorities of Mexico City but it was not made official until 29 April 1967, when the Government Gazette published the presidential decree that created a public decentralized organism, the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo, with the proposal to build and run a rapid transit of subterranean course for the public transport of Mexico City. On 19 June 1967, in the crossroad of Chapultepec Avenue with Avenida Bucareli, the inauguration ceremony for the Mexico City Metro took place. Two years on 4 September 1969, an orange train made the inaugural trip between stations Zaragoza and Insurgentes, thus beginning daily operation up to today; the first stage of construction comprised the construction and inauguration of lines 1, 2 and 3. This stage involved engineers, mechanics, civil engineers, chemists and sanitation workers, electricians and biologists.
Between 1,200 and 4,000 specialists and 48,000 workers participated, building at least one kilometer of track per month, the fastest rate of construction for a subway. During this stage of construction workers uncovered two archaeological ruins, one Aztec idol, the bones of a mammoth. By the end of the first stage, namely on 10 June 1972, the STC Metro had 48 stations and a total length of 41.41 kilometres: Line 1 ran from Observatorio to Zaragoza, Line 2 from Tacuba into the southwestern Tasqueña and line 3 from Tlatelolco to Hospital General in the south, providing quick access to the General Hospital of Mexico. No further progress was reached during President Luis Echeverría's government, but during José López Portillo's administration, a second stage began; the Comisión Ejecutiva del Metro was created in order to be in charge of expanding the STC Metro within the metropolitan area of Mexico City. Works began with the expansion of Line 3 towards the north from Tlatelolco to La Raza in 1978 and to the current terminal Indios Verdes in 1979, towards the south from Hospital General to Centro Médico in 1980 and to Zapata months later.
Construction of lines 4 and 5 was completed on 26 May -- 30 August 1982, respectively. Line 4 was the first STC Metro line built as an elevated track, owing to the lower density of big buildings; this construction stage took place from the beginning of 1983 through the end of 1985. Lines 1, 2 and 3 were expanded to their current lengths, new lines 6 and 7 were built; the length of the network was increased by 35.29 kilometres and the number of stations to 105. Line 3 route was expanded from Zapata station to Universidad station on 30 August 1983. Lin
Metro Mixcoac is a station on Line 7 and Line 12 of the Mexico City Metro. The station serves both lines as a transfer station and as the northwestern terminus of Line 12; the station runs deep under a main thoroughfare in Mexico City. It serves the Mixcoac area of the city. There are two main entrances to the station: one in the west sidewalk of the aforementioned avenue and the other in a small plaza between Avenida Revolución, Avenida Patriotismo, Eje 7 Sur Extremadura and Calle Empresa; the station logo depicts a snake because the Nahuatl name Mixcoac means "Nest of Cloud Serpents". Metro Mixcoac serves the following neighborhoods: Santa María Nonoalco, San Juan and Insurgentes Mixcoac; the station opened on 19 December 1985 as part of the third stage of Line 7. In 2012, with the inauguration of Line 12, Mixcoac became a transfer station, as well as the temporary terminus of the mentioned line. An extension of Line 12 from Mixcoac to Observatorio is under construction, projected to be finished by 2019.
By that time, Mixcoac will no longer work as the western terminus of Line 12. Mixcoac station houses the Museo del Metro, a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the Mexico City Metro; the museum has seven rooms, each one with specific items including: whiteprints, floor plans and technical drawings from the construction of the metro, a collection of photos, metro tickets from different periods and archeological objects that have been found during the excavations to build the twelve metro lines. East: Av. Revolución between Extremadura street and Empresa street, Mixcoac West: Av. Revolución between Andrea del Sarto street and Benvenuto Cellini street, Col. Santa María Nonoalco Southeast: Av. Patriotismo and Donatelo street, Col. Insurgentes Mixcoac Northeast: Empresa street and Av. Revolución, Col. San Juan Media related to Mixcoac at Wikimedia Commons