Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mexico, Here I Come!


I've been putting the finishing touches on my top-secret project, so I haven't had much time to blog lately! (And for all the skeptics out there, YES my top-secret project DOES exist. Ha.)

But in a few weeks, I'll be setting all of my work aside and heading down to MEXICO to promote Eternos (The Eternal Ones) and All You Desire! I can't wait! I'll post an itinerary soon, but I do know that Guadalajara will be the main stop on the tour.

So now for the subject of today's post. Like most cities, Mexico City is densely populated--and growing more crowded each year. But historic buildings can't be demolished to build new structures (thank goodness). And the law prohibits new buildings from rising any higher than eight stories above ground.

Now a team of architects believes it has found the solution. The group would like to build the world's first "earth-scraper." The sixty-five story building would be constructed beneath a major plaza in the city's historic center. A glass roof would allow natural light to reach the shops, homes, and offices on all levels of the structure.

It looks pretty amazing. (For more pictures, click here.) Of course, there are a few questions I'd want answered before I agreed to move in. (What happens if there's a fire? What if the entrances are blocked and everyone gets trapped inside? What if it's taken over by bandits and turned into a dark, dangerous Shadow City?)

If the Mexico City earth-scraper ever gets built, I'll just have to write another book so I can go down to see it. I think that book will be about the world's first earth-scraper--and how a good idea can go terribly, horribly wrong.

(Thanks for the link, Macy!)

9 comments:

Rachel said...

That's soooo cool! WOW!!!!! I hope they build that! I want to go to Mexico City!

Anonymous said...

It looks cool, but are people really meant to live underground? The Irregulars only visit the Shadow City a few hours at a time.

Jin Ai said...

But you could ask the same question about the Twin Towers or any skyscraper!

or do they have firefighter's poles on skyscrapers?

Kitty said...

Wow that's awesome! X3 And have fun in Mexico~

Anonymous said...

Will All You Desire be titled Todo Su Quiero in Spanish? Also, the earthscraper sounds like a great idea, but isn't Mexico City built atop what used to be a lake? Isn't the water table high there? Oh, and how does the subway system there compare to NYC's?

Robert in San Diego

Pshychidelic Snail said...

I wish I lived in Mexico!! Darn. And that earthscraper would be phenomenal if it could be pulled off!

Anonymous said...

Re: Earthscraper. If the central air and light shaft is dozens of stories deep, you could have a pretty good paper airplane contest in there.

Robert in San Diego

Zelia said...

They don't need to build it in order for a story to come, right? Right? On second thought though, claustrophobia ensues. Not sure I'd read it...

Anonymous said...

Actually, Robert-in-San-Diego, I would think that All You Desire would be Todo Que Quieres, of Quiere. Su is your/yours, formal. Also, quiero is I want.