Gallery: BNKR Arquitectura Reveals Plans for an Incredible Underground ...

Surrounded by monuments like the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace, and Constitution Square, as well as a massive underground subway station, it is one of the most heavily trafficked sites of the city.

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  1. Stuart F November 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Not to mention that the water table is about a milimeter below the ground, meaning that they’re going to have to have pumps going all the time. If these fail, maybe during an earthquake, then you have to evacuate people from 20 or 40 stories underground, and the eletricity might be out. Best thing might be to arrange it so that the water would infiltrate from the bottom only, not from the sides, and the people could gradually float up to the surface.

  2. nooney.s.89@windowslive... October 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    The earthscraper design is beautiful …. Its design looks very interesting …. I would love to visit when its done

  3. bmally October 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Just incredible!

  4. azteca13 October 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    This design is nuts. I live in Mexico City, and the central district of the city is built on top of what was an extense region of the Texcoco lake, meaning that the ground is pure mud, extremely unstable and difficult for anyone to place proper building foundations here (not to mention the cost of it). The structure would suffer tremendous humidity filtration, and grpund-dynamics issues. Besides, the plaza above (Zocalo) is the favourite spot for any kind of massive gathering of people, be it in the form of protest-camp-sites, demonstrations, artistic expressions (remember Ashes and Snow?), concerts, the venue for the yearly ice-skating rink, and so on and so forth. That would mean, that the light input of the inferior levels would be constantly obstructed, and dirty. Personally, I think it is a terrible idea. What we have to do is not try to encourage more businesses and housing in even more tighter spaces, but to try to find ways of limiting this people-influx.

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