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Hotel de Mexico

Filadelfia e Insurgentes Sur, Colonia Napoles, Benito Juárez
Mexico Mexico

Status:cancelled
Construction Dates
  Intended completion date1972
Floor Count48
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - conference
 - observation
 - office
 - parking garage
 - restaurant
 - retail
 - theatre
 - showroom
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - atrium
 - cantilever
 - landing pad
 - concrete core
 - exterior elevator
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire628 fthttp://www.torrewtc.com/

Description
- Architects: Guillermo Rossell de la Lama / Ramón Miguelajáuregui / Joaquín Álvarez Ordoñez

- Engineering: Heberto Castillo

- Development: Manuel Suarez y Suarez

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Cancelled and replaced by the World Trade Center ciudad de Mexico
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=2967

- Originally designed to be the tallest hotel in the world for the 1968 Olympic Games with 80 floors, the project was lated resized because of cost complications.

- The hotel definitive project includes 31 floors of 3930 sq. meters, with a final height of 116.3 meters of reinforced concrete structure and one circular element and antenna at the top who increase the height to 191.5 meters, the project couldn't be finalized before the olympics openning and was abandonned but no cancelled.

- The structure was completed at 1972 and the opened building was called Hotel de México, but the main facades still unfinished, some areas start their services (The Polyforum, Convention Center, Retail areas, Parking zones, Rotating Restaurant & Discoteque, Panoramic elevators, antenna) but never was occupied as hotel, slowly the works on facades finally was complished at the 1980's.

- Cancelled when the owner and promotor Manuel Suarez die on 1988.

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