The administration of Nestor Nunez in Cuauhtémoc he only repaired the façade of the sports Guelatao, without doing anything with the structural failures left by the earthquake of September 19, 2017, said the mayor Sandra Cuevas.
In a meeting with residents of the demarcation, after the eviction and closure of the sports center in the Lagunilla area, Colonia Centro, in the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office, also a member of the Union of Mayors of CDMX (UNACDMX) asserted that the interior also has leaks, old gas tanks, cracked roof, waterlogging and even missing furniture.
This, despite the fact that the sports car was reopened only on September 6 after a year of rehabilitation in which the Mayor’s Office of the morenista Núñez invested 33 million pesos. Same that was announced at the end of 2019 after several opinions on the damage of the earthquake of the 19S.
While, regarding the risk of the property collapsing, evidenced in four rulings made between 2017 and 2021, Sandra Cuevas said that the decision to close it was made after unionized sports workers demanded a review.
Likewise, UNACDMX explained that instead of focusing on the restoration of the structure, the outgoing administration installed a diamond on the roof to practice baseball. It has a metal structure anchored to the structure of the building that will give it a wave effect during an earthquake, Cuevas said.
While he referred that, according to the rulings, the damage to the building has been gradual over the last four years. Meanwhile, along with the temporary closure, the holder of the Cuauhtémoc He said that he had already informed the Government of Claudia SheinbaumTherefore, it only waits for the capital administration to carry out its expert opinion in order to determine the way forward.
For now, Sandra Cuevas asked the residents of Cuauhtémoc to go to the other 22 sports centers that are in the demarcation, so that they do not stop exercising. He reiterated that the Guelatao workers have their employment guaranteed.
A couple of days before its reopening, the Cuauhtémoc Mayor’s Office boasted the work at the Guelatao sports center, labeling it as comprehensive rehabilitation after the failures left by the 19S earthquake.
The rehabilitation, now with the sports closed, after being announced in 2019, began in March 2020 and concluded in January 2021. In this regard, Nunez He mentioned in an interview that the entire structure had been reinforced, and said that the Institute for Construction Safety classified the damage as low / medium risk, but that maintenance was necessary.
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On that occasion, the former mayor said that the engineers in charge of the remodeling told him that the property would last another 80 years standing.