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Torre Latinoamericana

Identification

Torre Latinoamericana
113531

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
curtain wall
white
blue
early modernism

Usage

commercial office
shop(s) café

Facts

  • 361 pylons bear 12,000 tons of the building's total weight. The other 13,000 tons are supported by the water contained in the underlying clay.
  • At the time of completion, this was the tallest building in Latin America.
  • Torre Latinoamericana is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
  • After surviving the earthquake in 1957, the tower was awarded the American Association of Construction and Engineering Prize.
  • The elevators are operated manually by building staff.
  • The name of the building has its origin in the name of an insuring company, La Latinoamericana Seguros. They both own and continue to work in the tower.
  • The building is part of the restoration of the historical center zone.
  • The northwest zone of the convent of San Francisco was once headquartered at this location.
  • The top three floors contain the second tallest public observatory in the city. An aquarium is also part of the structure.
  • The tower was inaugurated on 13th April 1956.
  • For several years there was a digital clock in the upper floors that indicated even tenths of a second.
  • This building, the oldest skyscraper in Mexico, represents the beginning of Mexico City's modern era.
  • When completed, it was ranked the 45th tallest building in the world.

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Location

Eje Central Lázaro Cardenas 2
06007
Mexico

Technical Data

204.00 m
181.97 m
141.00 m
135.95 m
44
1948
1956
8

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

internal wall supplier, owner

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation deck on roof
  • Observation floor is available