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Digging Deep: 'Earthscraper' Building to Plunge 300m Underground in Mexico City


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Agnes
- 2801 days ago - news.com.au
NOW that's one way to get around restrictive planning laws. Faced with an eight story zoning cap, architects in Mexico City have dug deep to design a skyscraper shaped like an upside down pyramid that extends 65 stories underground.



   

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Jerry B (128)
Monday October 24, 2011, 9:50 pm
Noted they are weird looking, but if works why not..thank you Agnes!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 24, 2011, 10:37 pm
Very interesting!
 

Carol H (229)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 5:17 am
thanks Agnes, noted
 

Svetlana B (21)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 3:40 pm
Noted, thanks Agnes
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 3:43 pm
wow thanks for sharing!
 

Bette M (91)
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 5:08 pm
I'd never step foot into this thing.
Mexico has a long history of earthquakes..
I can just see it now, thousands trapped
underground...........Never for me.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 6:28 pm
Two things: One, it looks like their copying the World Trade Center Memorial Site, Two, if they can afford this why can't the mexican government take care of it's people and not rely on other nations to support them.
 

Bette M (91)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 7:23 pm
Jon Hoy......Amen!!!!!
You got that right!!!!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday October 26, 2011, 11:04 pm
uh..Didn't Mexico city have a big earthquake/mudslides awhile back? At least office workers won't squabble for a cubicle with a view- no windows to look out of. Like a freakin tomb.Wouldn't want to be stuck in the elevator. Won;t it take more electricity to illuminate the rooms than just plain old sunlight/moonlight. Who ever designed and approved of this was smoking some really good Mexican pot!
 

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 1:33 am
I hope they have a good evacuation plan, because I would hate to see all those people caught underground in case of an earthquake, like the one that happened in 1985.
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 9:42 am
Some very good comment list here. Don't think I would be happy there.
 

Janis B (7)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 10:21 am
Would hate to be in that building given Mexico City is in an earthquake zone. Being buried alive - not fun if you have seem the awful results in Turkey occurring now.
 
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