It's almost overwhelming to see the number of new buildings going up around Cuenca. Every day we see new ones in progress. Here is a sample, all in various stages...Cuenca is growing buildings!
The building codes seem to limit the height of the buildings to 10 stories in outlying areas, 6 stores in downtown...but not sure what the current laws say. The laws change all the time.
The tallest apt building in Cuenca may be the 20+ floors in our neighborhood, Edificio Palarmo. We think most newer ones, still in progress, are limited to 10 stories and less, outside the historic areas.
(By the time the construction is done, it's more like 12 stories...depending upon the design.)
There are big plans for the San Francisco Market area.
This picture shows that some work has already begun.
We're fascinated by the building techniques and materials for the old adobe buildings. We think it's interesting to see the details as some buildings have weathered with age. Since some of our friends are fascinated, too, here are some pictures for them.
Bricks and stone and plaster and clay/mud.
Maybe someday all the wonderful old buildings will be restored to their original splendor, but, for now, we're having fun checking out the 'layers'.