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When the Parks Commission rejected the proposal to install the statue of Don Pedro in the park, the community and the city agreed instead on the installation of these flags, and the designation of this stretch of Division Street as "Paseo Boricua."
The flags were dedicated to the community on January 6th of 1995 - which is also Three Kings Day.
Since their dedication, the flags have won seven awards, including the prestigious “Building of the Year Award” by the American Institute of Architecture.
Each flag currently represents the largest monument to a flag in the world as well as the largest flag not made of cloth.
Cover photo credit marcpiquer via Instagram.