The city of Tijuana has a bad habit, and I don’t mean anything drug- or taco-related. Beautiful buildings and structures are often demolished to make way for newer, less visually appealing buildings. The latest to feel the incoming force of the wrecking ball is the iconic La Concha structure.
La Concha is the half shell-shaped structure that served as a bridge along Tijuana’s border line for decades. It was built in 1964 and stands as a testament to the style of midcentury architecture and design. With the ongoing border expansion and reconstruction, La Concha may end up gone forever.
Rene Peralta, a Tijuana architect and faculty member at Woodbury University, recently wrote a piece for the San Diego Reader on the possible loss of La Concha and what happened at a recent meeting of 150 Tijuanenses at the Tijuana Cultural Center. Some argued in favor of the demolishing while others pleaded for it to be preserved.
Whether La Concha can be saved is still unclear, but here’s hoping a resolution is found. The structure is stunning and holds so much history.
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