Plaza Juárez and Palacio Municipal, Nueva Ciudad Guerrero

The central plaza is not in the center of town but isolated at one edge, on an acropolis near the lakeshore. The Palacio Municipal is a modern concrete building. Like Falcón Dam, it is an example of functionalist engineer’s architecture. Nuevo Guerrero has few architecturally singular buildings. But, as Carlos Rugerio observes, it materializes a progressive vision of Mexican modernization and the PRI state that is quite significant in a Mexican historical perspective.

Photos and text by Stephen Fox

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