Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City

April 8, 2016 11 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known cosmopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities such as Jacksonville, which have struggled with embracing walkability. If we look hard enough, we may realize that this type of view should be challenged. Despite the diversity around the globe, all lively cities, downtowns, and urban cores have something in common: being pedestrian friendly. Today, we take a look at the streets of Mexico City.



Polanco

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Known for its cultural diversity, Polanco is considered to be one of the wealthiest, most famous and exclusive districts in the city. Its Avenida Presidente Masaryk is comparable to New York City's 5th Avenue and Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive. Polanco borders Bosque de Chapultepec and is served by the Polanco and Auditorio stations of the Mexico City metro.

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Santa Fe

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A major business district, Santa Fe is a rapidly developing district in the west part of Mexico City. It is home to several high-rise buildings surrounding the third largest enclosed shopping mall in Latin America, Centro Santa Fe. Anchored by El Palacio de Hierro, Liverpool, Sanborns, Sears, Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, and a 22-screen multiplex cinemex, Centro Santa Fe includes 4.3 million square feet of retail and attracts 20 million visitors per year.

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Article and photographs by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com

Full Mexico City Photo Gallery: http://photos.moderncities.com/Cities/Mexico-City-March-2016/


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