PlinthWith origin in Latin socculus, plinth is a word that makes it possible to refer, among other issues, to the body or bottom edge of a work that allows raising the basements to the same level. The term is also used in other areas of architecture, to name the frieze or skirting board (that is, to the strip or partition that is installed in the part of the walls closest to the floor to protect them from hits or with an aesthetic sense) and to the part of a pedestal that is part of the base.

As a frieze, the plinth can be made of wood or ceramics. It is usually painted in the same color as the floor or wall in question to provide visual harmony. The most important thing when installing a skirting board is that its measurement is accurate and that it matches the needs of the wall.

There are also radiant baseboards, which function as a heating system, act as a thermal barrier and help prevent the emergence of moisture on the walls.

For the geology, a socket constitutes a plain or plateau arisen in the Paleozoic period from the erosion of the mountain ranges formed in the orogenesis. These platforms are made of highly rigid siliceous rocks.

In the field of computing, the socket (identified as socket in English) is the term that identifies a structure that provides support and allows to fix the microprocessor to the motherboard.

The Zocalo

PlinthOn MexicoFinally, El Zócalo is the main square of a town. At a general level it is known as the Plinth to Constitution Plaza, located in the Mexico City and considered one of the largest squares in the world. Its total area, taking into account the adjoining roads, is around 46,800 square meters.

Its location is the Historic Center of the city itself, a point that was chosen in the time of the conquest, and is framed by the buildings more important, such as the Cathedral and the National Palace. It is worth mentioning that it is very well communicated with the rest of the region, whether you want to access it by public transport or by car.

The Plaza de la Constitución is the focus of many of the most significant events at the social and historical level of the Mexican people, and has seen events of various natures happen, ranging from protests to exhibitions of the type cultural. In terms of its appearance and that of neighboring buildings, it has varied greatly in the five hundred years that it has adorned the Federal District, and the most recent change took place more than five decades ago.

It should be noted that among the celebrations that take place in El Zócalo, popular music concerts are among the most important and generate a crowd that can exceed the two hundred thousand people. In addition, among the groups and soloists invited to participate in said events we find names of the stature of Paul McCartney and international fame of Justin Bieber.

The Zócalo represents not only a place where different cultural events and social, but one of the pillars of Mexican history and a very important aesthetic component of the Federal District. Visually, it is fascinating to observe it in times of carnivals and celebrations such as Independence, a time when it is adorned with garlands that paint it in colors; On the other hand, when the sun goes down, the lights of the city make it a stately, imposing place and at the same time an ideal place to rest in the midst of the stress of today’s life.