CityLab: Mexico City’s Architects of Destruction

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“On the first anniversary of the Mexico City earthquake, an investigation explores how engineers, builders, and politicians failed to follow building codes—with deadly results.”

I wrote for CityLab about the damning report from a Mexican NGO showing that widespread corruption caused multiple buildings to collapse in the September 19, 2017 earthquake. Mexico City officials have yet to learn the lessons of 1985.

Read the full story on CityLab.

What is left of the building at the corner of Chimalpopoca and Bolivar. The wall painting reads “Not one more woman dead due to corruption.”