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Torre Bicentenario

Pedregal 24, Colonia Molino del Rey, Miguel Hidalgo
Mexico Mexico

Construction Dates
  Intended completion date2010
Floor Count67
Basement Floors7
Floor Area387,008 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - conference
 - museum
 - parking garage
 - restaurant
 - retail
 - fitness center
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - cantilever
 - hole
 - narrow base
 - concrete core
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

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Roof984 ftdeveloper
by SSP Mx Staff interview

- Architect: Office of Metropolitan Architecture (Rem Koolhass)
- Engineering: Arup
- Development: Grupo Danhos / Pontegadea
- Investment: 600MM USD

- After a successful project (Reforma 222 complex), the developers try to have a new one, their choice was to contracting one of the most famous Pritzker prize to create a great landmark, an iconic project who makes an improvement for the zone, the city and the local architecture, the sugested date of the project creates the name, a kind of contribution to the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the country; An iconic design who results a monumental element pyramid-shaped, a great tower. The place of the project -closer to the main forest of the city- was a deteriorate old gasoline station converted to car-agency, then the project was announced by the city's government, but political adversaries to the mayor takes furiously as a personal fight influenced with prejudices against highrises and a way of auto-promotion to senate. The project finally was cancelled.

Replaced by the project Pedregal 24 (Corporativo Virreyes)

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