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Torre Latinoamericana

Francisco I Madero 1, Colonia Centro, Cuauhtemoc
Mexico Mexico

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1949
  Finished1956
Floor Count45
Basement Floors3
Floor Area27,700 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - aluminium
 - fabric

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna595 ftconstruction plans
Spire545 ftconstruction plans
Roof459 ft
Observation deck453 ftconstruction plans
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Description
Architect: Augusto H Alvarez

Enginering: Dr. Leonardo Zeevaert Wiechers / Dr. Nathan M. Newmark / Ing. Eduardo Espinoza / Bethlehelm Steel Corporation

Developer: La Latinoamericana Seguros de Vida S.A. / Inmobiliaria Torre Latinoamericana

Construction management: Ernesto Zeevaert Wiechers / Eduardo Espinoza / Alonso Gonzalez Paullada

Construction History: (Spanish) http://zeevwolff.tripod.com/Torre-Latinoamerican/

Foundation works starts in 1949 with 361 pylons at 33 meters deep for a total weight of 24,100 metric tons, the four facades have 15000 sq meters of glass & 3200 sq. meters of aluminium.

Awarded on 1957 by the American Institute of Steel Construction by their great response on seismic phenomena by their strongness & integrity of their modern steel structure.

Included on 1997 into the catalog of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) as a monumental building representative of their time of construction supported on the Federal Law of Monuments & Archaeologic Zones Artístic & Historic.

Ownered exclusively since their conception until 2002 by Latinoamericana de Seguros and their Realstate agency, when Grupo Carso became to co-owner on the first eight levels.

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