By John Todd, Jr.
The Development of Phase I-1880
The first part of Bureau´s master plan was to demolish the wall that was stifling growth. Without the wall the city could grow. Marked in Red is the original protective wall ordered demolished by Bureau.
The Development of Phase II-1897-1902
Marked in Yellow are the port works and jetties, built by the British company Pearson and Sons.
Especially noteworthy are a north jetty connecting the Island of San Juan de Ulua to the mainland, the two south jetties, as well as the landfill which included the Malecón, and the new docks. This was a tremendous project for the times that allowed for the growth of the city.
The city had changed remarkably in the 40 years after the administration of Don Domingo Bureau.