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Escrito por Anita Cowan () via proxy desde 71.252.194.221 (pool-71-252-194-221.dllstx.fios.verizon.net) el día martes, 14 de diciembre, 2010 a las 17:36:02 horas :

En respuesta a: 1963.photo escrito por Jim Nelson desde 187.141.102.198 (customer-187-141-102-198-sta.uninet-ide.com.mx) el día martes, 14 de diciembre, 2010 a las 10:41:52 horas :

Seeing this 1960s photo of the cancha area brought to mind a story told long ago by native son Aquiles Rodriguez Pena. Aquiles was the first young man in the community to earn his degree in architecture. One of his first local projects was the paving and design of the central plaza that we see in the pic. His plan included a slight sloping of the pavement down toward a drain. The drain was to carry off excess water during the rainy season. Aquiles drew the plan, instructed the workmen, and saw the work initiated. Then he left for a project in Acapulco. When he returned to Zih, the paving of the plaza had been completed. Smooth, beautiful cement work and...the drain was in. There was just one problem. The drain was installed in the high end, not the low end, of the paved plaza.

Aquiles also made a decision with the city officials of those times that no building would be allowed to be constructed that was higher than the palm trees. So, yes, things have certainly changed.

Aquiles Rodriguez Pena went on to have a successful professional career as an architect in Acapulco. He went to his great reward about ten years ago, but had he been among us today, he would have had this and more good stories to share about the Zihuatanejo of the 60s.



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