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Torre Tecpan
Torre Jalisco

Paseo de la Reforma Nte, U.H.Tlatelolco, Cuauhtemoc
Mexico Mexico

Status:destroyed
Construction Dates
  Began1961
  Finished1962
  Destroyed1992
Floor Count24
Floor Area9,350 m²
Units / Rooms82
Building Uses
 - residential
 - hotel
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - plastics
 - concrete, reinforced
 - fabric


Description
Architects: Mario Pani Darqui / Ricardo de Robina
Development: Mexican Government through the Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Publicos (BANOBRAS)

- Originally designed as residential building, Torre Jalisco was appartment by appartment converted to hotel Suites Tecpan, the original facade was covered with marcolite panels and "Venetian" mosaics, was replaced on 1972. Some years later was reinforced into their foundations with dozens of new piles, but the 1979 & 1985-earthquakes makes some damages to the structure but was considered safe, in the process of reinforcement of the other buildings of the complex was used temporary as residential building again, finally was considered by the Government into a program for repair , but when the money on the Fideicommissum ends and the pressure of the press & other public adversity, makes to the Government to decide the demolition.

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