There’s a hidden Costco underneath this huge Mexico City park

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“Opening late last year and spanning more than 524,000 square feet including the main shopping area and a three-level parking structure, Santa Fe’s park-supporting Costco Wholesale location is one of the latest—and reportedly largest—Mexican outposts for the warehouse club-style big-box retailer headquartered in suburban Seattle. It’s also arguably the most inconspicuous and lush—yes, lush—Costco in the world.”

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“Like any of the other 800 Costco big-box stores around the world, the new Costco in the Santa Fe district of Mexico City is gigantic. Its warehouse-like shopping area and three-story parking structure add up to more than 524,000 square feet of real estate,” reports Nate Berg of Fast Company,

“But looking at it from the outside, it’s almost hard to see that a megastore behemoth is even there at all. Unlike most of those other Costcos in the world, this one has been designed to conceal itself underneath a massive public park.”

“’The intent for this building was to be hidden and merge with the natural landscape,’ says Maribel Barba, a project manager for the global architecture and design firm MG2, which designed the store.”