Overcrowded Cemeteries In Mexico City Need Solutions

The reality of relying on finite land resources to cope with the endless stream of the dying has brought about creative solutions.

One space-saving option is to put graves on top of each other, separated by a concrete divider, and have a shared headstone. This is common among couples and even whole families. A second option is stacking the dead above ground into niches built into walls, a bit like in a morgue, but adorned with headstones. A third, revolutionary option is to be buried in a building where each floor resembles a traditional cemetery.

Cemetery towers have been . . .

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