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Mexican National Cathedral – La Catedral Nacional de México

Mexican National Cathedral - La Catedral Nacional de México

This cathedral, known as the "la Catedral Nacional," or "la Catedral Metropolitana," the "Metropolitan, or National Cathedral" in English, is in the heart of Mexico City in what is known as "el Zócalo," or "city center." Abutting the large city square, in addition to this cathedral are the "Palacio Nacional" and the "Palacio de Aguas," the "National Palace" and the "Water Works" respectively. Once inside la Catedral Nacional, you can see that much restoration is taking place regarding structural supports, as the cathedral was not built on bedrock. If you look closely at this picture you can see that the entire building, which must way a ridiculous amount, is leaning towards the left. When you view the structure from head on, the lean is much more evident.

Este catedral, conocido por “la Catedral Nacional,” o “la Catedral Metropolitana,” está en el centro de México DF en el Zócalo. Colindando este cuadrado al centro de la ciudad se encuentran el Palacio Nacional y el Palacio de Aguas. Al estar al dentro de la Catedral Nacional, puede ver que mucha restauración está ocurriendo con soportes estructurales porque la catedral no era construida en cimiento. Si se mira de cerca, puede ver que el edificio entero, que debe pesar una gran cantidad, tiene inclinación hacia la izquierda. Cuando se ve la estructura de frente, la inclinación es mucho más evidente.

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