National Geographic : 1944 Feb
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Richard H.Stewart Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts Sank Five Feet Below Its Original Level Begun by Diaz in 1900, the ornate building was not completed until 1934. When half-finished, it started to subside in the spongy subsoil. Thousands ofbarrels of con crete were pumped beneath it to form a foundation table. Within the palace are an opera house, concert andlecture hall, museum, and artgallery.