After the Canal Zone was turned over by the United States to Panama, there has been a consistent construction activity in the area. Hotels, restaurants, museums, housing projects, bridges, highways, airports and other installations are being built day and night.
Just getting there is difficult for me, since most of the streets I knew have been modified, plus the traffic volume has increased tremendously. Since many government agencies have moved their offices to this area, many people are either taking a bus or driving to work. This creates traffic jams during the whole day, not only at rush hours.
Sometimes I wonder if excessive building contributes to the quality of life of a city dweller or makes his life more difficult. Keeping a balance between progress or status quo is a challenging act. At my age I prefer to live outside urban areas where you can enjoy the slow pace of small communities. My wife and I are giving a serious thought whether we should sell our home and head towards the countryside. Excessive progress is not my cup of tea anymore; albeit it’s interesting to know what is going on.