Of horticulture and Hyatt

Palma and Hyatt

The majestic palm tree on the left, known simply as "La Palma," is on Paseo de la Reforma. If you are standing in this direction, calle Rio Rhín in Colonia Cuauhtémoc is on the left, and calle Niza in the Zona Rosa on the right. Unfortunately, the stately tree -- planted in 1862 -- has been dwarfed by the skeleton of an ambitious project that was to be a combined hotel and condominium. Sometime after the economic crash of 2008, the Hyatt people seemed to have stopped work on the project. It has been more or less in this state for the past couple of years.