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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #1
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MONTERREY | Complejo VAO | 279m | 69 fl | 172m | 39 fl | 100m+ | 27 fl | T/O

This thread intends to show the development of a mixed-use complex of highrises in Monterrey, Mexico (more specifically in Valle Oriente area in the metropolitan city of San Pedro Garza Garcia). Originally, it was designed to be a single building of 180-200 meters high in 2007. However, due to opposition to its original location by its future neighbors, it was moved to a new location at the same time the original plan grew to include two additional towers plus a smaller office builiding and a lofts small tower, totalizing five buildings.

Here, the first renders published back to 2007:

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Desarrollan el edificio más alto de la Ciudad






2 da. Imàgen: cortesìa de nietsniE.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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The following pics show the most recent render available. The buildings have been modified several times. For example, the third tallest tower, called "Liu West" was originally going to be 20 stories high, later it was modified to 24 and finally it reached 27 stories high and more than 100m. The second tallest (called Liu East) has been upgraded from 25 to 37 stories above ground level (plus 9 underground) and a final height of 150 m. The tallest's final height is still unknown, but rumors say it will start construction at the end of next year (2012).

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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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So far, one building is finished ("VAO Oficinas", the small office tower). One more shows a great progress and has already been topped out (Liu West) and one more is U/C, already beyond ground level (Liu East).

Here, some renders showing some of the originally planned complex indoors:

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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #4
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Below, there are some pics that reveal the construction process of each building.

Firstly, the small VAO Oficinas (Office building):

Originall posted by jrCalvi (dec 2008):






Jun 2009 (by @rgiomontano):

[IMG]http://i43.************/23st8ia.jpg[/IMG]

Jun 2009 (by @1984 D.F)









Almost finished in Oct 2009, by @polkator:




Finally, in Jan 2010 its exterior is finished and below on the left the next one, Liu West has already been started its excavation phase (posted by @polkator):

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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #5
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Liu West construction process

The following photos depict the construction process of Liu West, the complex's third tallest:


February 2010
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April 2010, by @juanpab show the crane being installed at the site:






June 27th 2010
, by @polkator, just a few days before Alex hit Monterrey, city's worst hurricane on record




These pics posted by @polkator on July 13th 2010, a few days after Alex, show the resulting swimming pool that put the project to a standstill for a few weeks:






Aug 9th, 2010, by @polkator. Once water was drained away, construction was resumed:



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Not specially 'beautiful' nor shocking, but it's height will make it become an instant landmark for MTY. The views from there, in the other hand, will be amazing.

I'm glad they're definitively putting their money on skyscrapers, an important city needs that kind of buildings.
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More pics of Liu West!

Aug 2010, by @polkator. They show the first above ground level, non Parking floors.






Sep 2010, by @polkator. Building is being built at a good pace:






October 2010 update, by @polkator:






Nov 2010, [email protected]jorgeloredo










Dec 2010, by @polkator:





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2011 Updates Liu West

Jan 2011, by @snpeter2012






These February pics by @polkator show the preliminary work on Liu East site, too:















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Not specially 'beautiful' nor shocking, but it's height will make it become an instant landmark for MTY. The views from there, in the other hand, will be amazing.

I'm glad they're definitively putting their money on skyscrapers, an important city needs that kind of buildings.
Thanks for your comment, Ekumenopolis... I think the best is still to come once the tallest tower be built, hopefully will start at the end of next year. It intends to mimic a Quartz gem.

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Pics from Liu West-Liu East construction

In the next posts, from end of February to date, we'll see the start of Liu East rise along with Liu West construction.



Mar 7, by @polkator





Foundation has already been started:





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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:46 PM   #11
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Thanks for sharing RegioManio,

So far, the first tower reached its max. height and it was taller than expected, luckily the main tower will be well above 200mts.

Lots of cool projects currently u/c in the city but I guess this is my favorite project after Sofia Tower.
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More pics from Liu West-Liu East construction

Apr 6, by @snpeter2012:




Apr 17th, by @polkator. Crane has been installed at Liu East site:












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On May 13th, a new perspective by @1984 D.F. :




June 7th, by @polkator. Liu West is already topped out:










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June 27th, by @polkator. At that moment, first non-parking above ground level floors are emerging:









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July 25th, by @polkator. Work continue on Liu West exterior once it has been topped out and Liu East is going up!:



Liu West


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Aug 8th, by @polkator:









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Aug 22nd, by @polkator:







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From local newspaper Elnorte Online, the below pic was posted by @Regio_Mty. It has the most updated known info about Liu East:

- 46 stories (9 underground for parking, plus 18 for residential use and 19 for commercial use)
- Total Height: 149.85 m (492 ft)
- Construction area: 83 480 sq m (almost 900,000 sq ft)


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This a great addition to Monterrey's skyline! I couldn't think of a more perfect location for a city than Monterry's position. The mountains being right there.
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Fixed the thread title, looked terrible. Nice project.
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