The normally quiet street where the foundry is located outside of Mexico City was abuzz this morning. Something was happening.
Inside the large steel door of the nondescript building workers were finishing the statue. And the whole neighborhood knew it.
As people walked past they could catch a glimpse of a towering version of their nation's patron saint. Some went and got their children. Some came inside to take a photograph with the statue. Some stood by for hours and watched in amazement as the statue was loaded for her journey to Santa Fe. Families of the workers and artisans came and all watched the events unfold on a normally quiet Mexican street.
Pedro Yael Aguirre Torres, 3, resident of Mexico City