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Structure in General
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 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.
The elevators are operated manually by building staff.
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Address as text
Eje Central Lázaro Cardenas 2
Height (observation deck)
Floors (above ground)
Augusto H. Álvarez
Manuel de la Colina
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