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A Brigade of Architects and Engineers Rushed to Assess Earthquake Damage in Mexico City

La Casa del Arquitecto became the headquarters for highly skilled urbanists looking to help and determine why some buildings suffered more spectacularly than others.
Search and rescue operations are carried out at the site of a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City.
Search and rescue operations are carried out at the site of a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City.Rafael Arias/Reuters

This story also appears in Spanish on our sister site, CityLab Latino.

On Tuesday, September 19, Mexico City’s architectural cultural center, in the Condesa neighborhood, was confirming the final reservations for an inauguration that evening of a new exhibit: “Mexico City: 1985 Earthquake.”