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New US Consulate under construction in Mérida, Yucatán
Source: The Mazatlán Post
11-14-2020 | News
While any official groundbreaking ceremonies have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, progress continues at the Merida’s U.S. consulate complex at Via Montejo.
The new U.S. Consulate promises a “secure, resilient, and sustainable platform for diplomacy,” government officials said. Seattle-based Miller Hull Partnership is the design architect BL Harbert International is contractor. The US$150 million project is expected to be completed in 2023.
The consulate will be much grander and more contemporary than the current compound on Calle 60. It will rise on a 3-hectare / 7.4-acre site adjacent to new office buildings, condos and the Harbor mall. As a flourish, an inside water feature will reflect the region’s association with cenotes, the underground water system considered sacred by locals.