The central plaza is not in the center of town but isolated at one edge, on an acropolis near the lakeshore. The Palacio Municipal is a modern concrete building. Like Falcón Dam, it is an example of functionalist engineer’s architecture. Nuevo Guerrero has few architecturally singular buildings. But, as Carlos Rugerio observes, it materializes a progressive vision of Mexican modernization and the PRI state that is quite significant in a Mexican historical perspective.
Photos and text by Stephen Fox