Here is also a bird's eye view of the mall, from the twitter account of Rojkind Architects:
Update: I'll update the list as I know of more stores in the mall and which ones are open.
Finally, Apple has announced today the opening of iTunes Store Mexico. After six years of opening in the United States and continuing it’s expansion to several more countries, Apple has decided to begin it’s offering of Music and Music Video in Mexico.
You can purchase most songs priced at $12.00 MXN (Mexican Pesos, $0.076 USD per MXN as August 4), albums at $120.00 MXN and music videos at $24.00 MXN.
Gift cards will also be available in various stores and it will come in 200, 400 an 600 pesos denominations.
For registering you need either a credit card or a gift card and a Mexican address.
You can find the official press release from Apple here.
Quote of the Day:
Misery is optional.
The year was 1969, some three blokes on an incredible mission to conquer one of the biggest mankind dreams, walking on the moon. It meant a milestone in scientific and technological communities and for space exploration.
It all started with President’s John F. Kennedy address on the Nation’s Space Effort:
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
Then Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were crammed into a tiny space craft that would take them to the moon. The rest is history. What a better way to celebrate Apollo’s 11 lunar landing 40th anniversary than with a re-enactment of their trip using modern technologies. A website called We Choose The Moon (www.wechoosethemoon.org) by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum allows to follow the Apollo 11 mission in real time just as it happened on 1969. On the page there is streaming audio of the mission, including updates from the spacecraft and mission control. There are also Twitter accounts for mission control (@AP11_CAPCOM), Apollo 11 (@AP11_SPACECRAFT), and lunar landing module (@AP11_EAGLE).
On July 20, 1969 mankind achieved something that was a dream since man became man, landing on the moon. Be sure to visit www.wechoosethemoon.org to commemorate and remember an historic event.
Paseo Interlomas is the modern version of a park combined with a regional shopping center. This place will be the first community center in the area to be developed inside a spectacular building with open and closed spaces meeting the highest security standards. This commercial concept with nearly 1.4 million square feet of built area and a parking area of more than 1.9 million square feet will include two department stores 16 stadium type movie theaters with THX mega screens (6 VIP), 12 restaurants, a food court and 180 retail spaces of all sort of services and specialty shops. The following are some of the project’s attractions: skating rink, health and fitness gym, a family entertainment center, children’s attractions and dexterity games as well as an art exhibition center and a hotel.And here are the renderings:
Hey there, welcome again to my blog. A blog which I have left unattended for five (long) months, sorry for that.
I tried to choose a new design that is simple and that I can modify and tweak as my blog goes on. It may still need some tweaks. What do you think of the new design? Is it too dark? did you prefer the old design? Please let me know.
I promise to post more frequently, at least once a month. If you have anything that would like to see on the blog, don’t hesitate and leave a comment.
Finally, for those returning after the long hiatus, thanks. You are the people that matter the most :)
Last Saturday I went to visit Tepoztlan with my brother and a couple of cousins. Tepoztlan is a little town located about half hour from Mexico City. This town is a traditional Mexican tow with old houses, small streets, a traditional marketplace, traditional food, handcrafts, etc.
We arrived late due to the heavy traffic (it was a long weekend and people escape the city in hordes) and we were hungry. We ate at the marketplace in a small stand that sells “antojitos”, basically quesadillas, sopes, and so on. First I ate an itacate, a triangle-shaped dough filled with the filling of your choosing, mine was potatoes with chorizo. Then I have a cecina (salted beef steak) taco and a cuitlacoche quesadilla, mmm I love cuitlacoche. Finally a chapulines quesadilla, tasty and something different.
To end the day we went walking through the handcraft vendors and bought a couple of things before returning to Mexico City.
Here are a couple of pictures from my visit to Tepoztlan:
Quote of the Day:
Vegetarian is an old Indian word meaning bad hunter.
All the projections points towards it.
Although I am neither American nor live in the United States I am happy that this election turned out this way. It is a much needed change for the United States. But above all it means a renewed hope for that country. It is also a day to be marked in history as it is the first African-American to be elected as President of the United States.
I hope that this new President works towards a better world