What if an earthquake destroys Tlalpan?

At Mexico City The village of Tlalpan at the south of the city concentrates aproximately 80% of specialized medical atention in the country. At the image from a Satellital view are identified some very important hospitals that are at walking distance in a residential zone.
Satellital view:  Tlalpan, México City

Gerardo, M.D.

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3 thoughts on “What if an earthquake destroys Tlalpan?”

  1. Due the geological history of the site, the south side of the Valle de Mexico has formed a solid layer of volcanic rock; that contributes to minimize the efect of a earthquake. this kind of rock dissipates the seismic waves on the surface, but increases the effect on the center of the valley. This should be considered to increase the intensity of this healthy zone, with taller and larger buildings. According to the existing structure of institutes, a large size project can include an educational zone, where the medical students can interact with the daily operations of the hospitals; a bus station to communicate the zone with anothers stations of public transport, buses or subway, and green areas. This complex should increase the productivity and reduces the urban effect due the population involved. This project may consider an agreement between the authority and the population who lives in the zone today, because the bigger size of the new areas and buildings makes nessesary to re-ubicate them. Without their help, this simply is impossible.

  2. I’m pretty sure that if a natural disaster destroys the National Institutes of Health’s Zone, it would be a chaos.

    As you say: 80% of the specialized healthcare (third level of attention) is located there.

    Jon Mikel, MD

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