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Lar / Fernando Romero In Mexico City

LAR - Fernando Romero

Flying low into Mexico City is a special experience, a conflation of aeronautics and urban sprawl.  The mountains open to reveal a vast capital city with rampant urbanization far from its symbolic centre in the Zocalo.  The shadow of the jetliner washes and folds over the roofs and yards of a seemingly endless carpet of city blocks.  It brushes several isolated high-rises and jumps multi-lane traffic arteries, infested with SUVs, ageing buses and the ubiquitous Volkswagen taxis, before rejoining its host wings and fuselage on the approach runway to Benito Juarez International Airport.
This is the Mexico City analysed, dissected and catalogued by the young architectural practice LCM in its 2000 publication ZMVM.  LCM stands for Laboratorio de la Ciudad de México, ZMVM for Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México.  Recently LCM changed its name to LAR: Laboratory of Architecture.  If...

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