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Old August 26th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #1
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MONTERREY | Sofia | 150m | 39 fl | Com

SOFÍA...

[IMG]http://i52.************/2rohkqd.png[/IMG]

This beauty, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, is supposed to start its construction before the end of this same month... Even though, technically it already started with the removal of some pretty ancient and enormous trees that were on the construction site before anything of these was ever planned...

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More rendering...

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[IMG]http://i51.************/fy214x.jpg[/IMG]

What seems to be a master plan for future (not much known about it tho, put pretty impressive looking!...):

[IMG]http://i52.************/2czvcqu.jpg[/IMG]

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Old August 26th, 2011, 03:46 AM   #2
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very nice sofía
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Old August 26th, 2011, 04:34 AM   #3
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Love this tower
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Old August 26th, 2011, 04:42 AM   #4
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Nice design (by Pelli) and perfect location.
The tower will be mixed-use. It'll have offices, some amenities in the middle levels and a residential area. The costs of the apartments start at 1.3 million dollars for the smallest size (300m2).
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Old September 1st, 2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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nice, plain and simple. isnt there a war on drugs going on?? the facade looks very transparant, i hope for the future residents of this tower it is made of bulletproof glas
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 05:29 AM   #6
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Indeed there is a situation with two gangs fighting around the city.... but seriously dude hehe.....anyway, hope we will not need bulletproof glass in our buildings anytime soon... hehe....

Love this tower and certainly the glass make this building look better....
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 05:32 AM   #7
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Video of Sofia.
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 07:52 PM   #8
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Interview with Gregg Jones (Pelli Clarke) about the Sofia Tower Project.
Loving this tower more and more.

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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:38 AM   #9
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nice, plain and simple. isnt there a war on drugs going on?? the facade looks very transparant, i hope for the future residents of this tower it is made of bulletproof glas
So there, With the money this city has, I'm sure they will build one amazing addition to the city. This building is beautiful and well designed . I love it!
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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #10
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Monterrey is finally reaching the sky.
One cannot help but love the simple, yet quite sophisticated design of this tower.
Congratulations regios
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Monterrey is finally reaching the sky.
One cannot help but love the simple, yet quite sophisticated design of this tower.
Congratulations regios

Indeed Aztec, Thx!
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Old October 6th, 2011, 02:04 AM   #12
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This tower is already under construction, since about a month or so...

Some pics taken from Monterrey's Forum:

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Trate de tomar fotos pero la barda estaba muy alta, en esta foto se puede ver mas o menos el progreso. Mañana voy a tratar de tomar unas mejorsitas.

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Se ve que hay movimiento.



Le doy 4 o 5 meses para que salga del suelo.
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Old October 12th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #13
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Thx for the Updates Regio_MTY

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Old October 14th, 2011, 09:46 AM   #14
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Video of Sofia.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 11:48 PM   #15
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Nice renders in that vid, but quite depressing music. This tower will look pretty good though.
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Old October 17th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #16
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Progress shown on Oct 15th, 2011

The project is already under construction, as shown in the following pics, taken from local newspaper El Norte online:






Source: El Norte Online: http://www.elnorte.com/galeria_de_fotos/51/101819/
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According to this newpaper, this building has a 5% progress until yesterday.

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Old October 19th, 2011, 05:50 AM   #17
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Somebody in the monterrey forum mentioned that the actual height is 158m
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Old October 19th, 2011, 07:40 AM   #18
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Great looking tower, but the story of the removal of those huge trees has to be the most impressive part
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Old October 20th, 2011, 08:43 PM   #19
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I agree

I like the fact that people are thinking green to build this amazing Highrise.

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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #20
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Any updates?
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