Of horticulture and Hyatt

The majestic palm tree on the left, known simply as “La Palma,” is on Paseo de la Reforma. If you are standing in this direction, calle Rio Rhín in Colonia Cuauhtémoc is on the left, and calle Niza in the Zona Rosa on the right. Unfortunately, the stately tree — planted in 1862 — has been dwarfed by the skeleton of an ambitious project that was to be a combined hotel and condominium. Sometime after the economic crash of 2008, the Hyatt people seemed to have stopped work on the project. It has been more or less in this state for the past couple of years.

5 thoughts on “Of horticulture and Hyatt

  1. Ree - June 27, 2011

    What a waste of a great space. If nothing happens with them soon, I hope they tear them down.

  2. Juan - June 28, 2011

    I understand they have recently resumed operations and, according to a Cushman and Wakefield report, they are planning to finish the building this year. It was about time!

  3. goedkopereisinformatie - July 3, 2011

    I hope they will finesh it soon, because it does make the area so ugly. But when they do finesh building it I’m sure it’s really nice that the palm tree is around it.

  4. C.M. Mayo - July 7, 2011

    1862, wow!!

  5. PWO - September 9, 2011

    They are finally putting the glass on the buildings! I too have watched this for the last two years. And will be very happy when it is done to complete the corner.

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