El Poblenou was the center of Barcelona’s industry and factories until the early 20th century. Extensive efforts continue to revitalize the neighborhood. An example is Parque del Centre del Poblenou. The 14-acre, triangular park was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and opened in 2008. It features over 10,000 Mediterranean trees, shrubs and plants. Some climb the outer walls, others stand randomly among the concrete and a few grow from unique metallic sculptures like this one called The Ramos. There is also a chimney of an old factory to remind park goers of El Poblenou’s past.