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Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

Ricardo Flores Magón #1,U.H.Adolfo López Mateos Tlatelolco, Cuauhtémoc
Mexico Mexico

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1964
  Finished1966
Floor Count22
Building Uses
 - education
 - government
 - lighthouse
 - museum
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - steel
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof295 ftUNAM

Description
Architect: Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

- Built as the last element of the project Tlatelolco still as the second tallest of the Urban Complex, built to be the offices of the government was the main tower of the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores by 40 years, on the 1985's earthquakes was damaged and the bridge between the main tower & the service building was destroyed on 1985, was repaired & reinforced on 1990 and 2009.

- On the congress area of the complex was signed the first World's Agreement for proscription of the nuclear weapons.

- On 2005 the Government of the city built a new tower for the Secretary into the Alameda project and give the complex to the University, transformed into a Cultural center was opened on 2007 but close for total reinforcement on 2009, opened again on 2010 still mostly unused.

-On November of 2010 an artistic led covering converts the tower on a lighthouse,"El Faro-Xipe Tótec" by Thomas Glassford turn the entire tower when the daylight is gone
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