Wind gusts Monday afternoon, reaching 83 kph/52 mph, toppled at least 85 trees, a billboard and three telephone poles.
About 100 UADY staff this week began packing for new quarters, making way for the Autonomous University of Yucatan’s Centro Cultural Universitario.
More space for walking, less for driving. That summarizes the philosophy of a retired UNAM professor in yet another seminar on how to sustain the Centro Histórico.
The Historic Center is Mérida’s most polluted area, up to five times worse than other neighborhoods, said UNAM researcher María del Carmen Delgado Carranza.
Ideas abound to make the Centro safe and more livable.
Solving the noise problem in the Centro is not so easy, an acoustics expert says.
Passengers escaped a fire that destroyed an entire city bus in the Centro on Friday.
An authority should be formed that’s dedicated specifically to challenges in the Centro Histórico, said the Patronato para la Preservación del Centro Histórico.
More than 70 owners of historic buildings are still in the midst of the current phase of the city’s façade rescue project, as others have refused or can not be included due to legal issues.
Commander Mario Arturo Romero Escalante credited intense police vigilance as he reported a drop in graffiti in the Centro Histórico.