The main building located at the entrance to gate one of the archaeological zone of Teotihuacán, which houses the temporary exhibition hall, workshops, bathrooms, restaurant and the former site museum, was closed due to the structural damage caused by the landslide. of ceilings and supports.
Due to the closure of the two-level building, the hundreds of tourists who enter through said door daily have to do so through a hallway located on the side of the building, where nopal trees that represented part of the visual environment of the area were demolished.
A few days ago, due to the lack of maintenance of the property and the constant rains, three large landslides were recorded, which caused workers from the archaeological zone to place prevention tapes and a plastic mesh to close the building and prevent passage.
Unionized workers stated that in the lower part of the building there is the educational services area, a temporary exhibition room, a children’s workshop area, bathrooms and in the upper part a restaurant.
“The access through the building is the main entrance that faces the pyramid of Quetzalcóatl, and the original idea of this building was to open the window to what one can find in the area.
In 60 years the property has not received major maintenance.”
“Tourists have to enter from the side, where a row of several meters of cactus pear trees were felled,” they said.