Mexico City’s Architects of Destruction

After an 8.0 earthquake devastated Mexico City in 1985, the government strengthened building codes to prevent more buildings from collapsing. After a massive quake toppled more buildings in the city in 2017, it became clear that officials weren’t enforcing those codes, and developers were cutting corners.

Source: CityLab
Published: Sep 19, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,560 words)