Mexico City: L4 Will Damage Historic Buildings, Experts Claim

Posted on July 25, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Culture, Mexico, Politics

Professors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) say that the Line 4 (L4) bus line construction project is accelerating the damage rate to Mexico City’s historic district, El Universal reports. Most of the district’s buildings date back to the 17th century. Academics and unhappy neighbors are protesting the construction project, saying they will do everything in their power to prevent it from continuing. As Mexico City’s historic district is built on swampland, one historian says the added weight of bulldozers could cause the delicately balanced foundations to sink up to one meter. Read Article

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