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Corporativo Tlatelolco

R.Flores Magón / Av Insurgentes Norte, U.H.Tlatelolco, Cuauhtemoc
Mexico Mexico

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1959
  Finished1962
Floor Count25
Building Uses
 - unused
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - hole
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - aluminium
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof417 ftHistoric references

Description
• Architect: Mario Pani Darqui / Luis Ramos

• Constructor: CYR Construcciones S.A. de C.V., (http://www.cyr.com.mx).
• Promotor: Cushmann & Wakefield.
• Bells Producer: Petit & Fritsen.
• Other: Laboratorios LIAC S.A. de C.V.
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• When built was the 2nd tallest building of the country, still as the tallest of the north of the city, is one of the most distinctive elements of the skyline.

• This pyramid-shaped tower built with reinforced concrete was totally remodeled at least three times, had the biggest carrillion (Musical steeple) of the country, the bells: 47 in total had a weight of 26 tons, made by Petit & Fritsen as a gift from Belgium, The larger one -named Hidalgo- with 5 tons of weight.

• A peculiar fact is the absence of vertical columns, the entirely weight is transmitted by diagonal elements, the external stairways was built on the 80's for fireproof regulations, the building still unused since the end of the 80's, due to deterioration and lack of maintenance. It was ownered and repaired by new investors in 2006.

• The original owner was the Mexican Government's Bank BANOBRAS and use the tower as their main offices and logo.

• The color paintings on the top sides are an artistic collaboration of Carlos Merida inspired on pre-Hispanic symbols.

• The east and west facades are inclinated 15°.

• It has endured many earthquakes, without suffering any severe damage in their structure.

• Site: 7,716.06 m².
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• Reference images:
http://www.panoramio.com//photo/3923174
http://www.panoramio.com//photo/2436306
http://www.panoramio.com//photo/2744472
http://www.panoramio.com//photo/18455026
http://www.panoramio.com//photo/15637374
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2395/2366902576_74b4409b35.jpg?v=0

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