The country of Mexico today donated a statue to the City of San Antonio, in honor of the city's Tricentennial, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Called Alas de Mexico (Wings of Mexico), the giant sculpture will stand in Hemisfair, not far from the Mexican Cultural Institute.
The Mexican Consul General in San Antonio, Renya Torres Mendevil, says it is a symbol of friendship.
"It will be a permanent reminder of the appreciation we have for each other, and the solidarity that we have during hard times."
Torres cited the relief efforts San Antonio sent to Mexico during the September 2017 earthquake.
“Wings are an international symbol for freedom and liberty, and Alas de México is an impressive Tricentennial gift from Mexico City and from master sculptor, Jorge Marín," Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. "We are very thankful."
What the winged sculpture is likely to become is a center for 'selfies.' Similar sculptures are in place elsewhere in the U.S., and they have become attractions for tourists to have photos of themselves taken as if they have sprouted wings.
"Its an interactive piece of art," Torres said. "I am sure it will bring joy to all San Antonians, and all visitors to San Antonio."