The Obelisk of Buenos Aires is a landmark of Buenos Aires. It is located in the Republic Square at the intersection of Corrientes Avenue and July 9th Avenue. It celebrates the establishment of Buenos Aires 400 Designed and built in 1936, the monument is 67.5 meters high and its base area is 49 square meters. Because people opposed this project at first, it was almost completely demolished in 1939, and now it has become an irreplaceable landmark in the city. The Obelisk of Buenos Aires stands eye-catchingly in the center of Buenos Aires and serves as a reference mark for tourists from all over the world. The Obelisk of Buenos Aires was originally white. The restoration was completed on November 1, 2005, and it was painted in the color of "Paris Stone". On December 1, 2005, the obelisk was covered with a huge pink "condom" to commemorate World AIDS Day. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Pencil Night, the obelisk became a giant pencil.