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Old June 29th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #21
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It also snows in some winters, right?
You're right, it snows in Monterrey, although not very often, let me see if I can find some pictures of Monterrey snowed

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Old June 29th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #22
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Oh wow, great night shots. Does anyone have any info on the construction projects going on in Monterrey? Last I remember, they had a number of new buildings being erected throughout the city. The city is growing fast, like most of Mexico.

Also, does anyone know how tall the mountains are?
Yes, Monterrey, and all Mexico have some great projects, some of them already in construction, these are two of the most important projects in Monterrey, one start its construction next month, and the other one is about to be approved. Officially both will be 180 meters hight, but we might have a surprise with this one, that according to this article will be the new tallest in the city.

Monterrey touts plans for its new tallest tower

Wednesday, June 06, 2007
By Kelly Matlock

Monterrey, Mexico (NCS) - It may not seem so immense when compared to its backdrop: the famous Cerro de la Silla mountain range consisting of four peaks reaching 5,970 feet at the highest point and the Sierra Madre Oriental with a highest elevation of 12,182 feet. Still, a building to rise 590 feet above ground planned for Monterrey, Mexico is big news.

Not only will it earn the title of the tallest tower in the city and the fourth tallest in the country, but it will be positioned as an icon in a very wealthy and business-savvy community. Once referred to as “the best city in Latin America to do business” and reputed as having a higher quality of living than most other cities on the continent, Monterrey will only be highlighted by the new skyscraper about to emerge.

The 40-story, mixed use tower was selected by developer Grupo Internacional de Iversiones as the winning entry in a design competition featuring several world-renowned architects.

The architectural firm crowned for the winning design, HOK Mexico, was founded in 1993 and is known for recent projects including HSBC Mexico Headquarters Tower, MetLife Mexico Headquarters and Bank of America offices in Mexico City. HOK is a global firm that specializes in planning, design and delivery solutions for buildings and communities. With 25 offices worldwide, the practice serves diverse clients within corporate, commercial, public and institutional sectors.

The multipurpose project in Monterrey will include 116 apartments on 30 floors with 11 floors reserved for office and retail space. The building will comprise
Night view rendering of the 40-story tower
750,000 square feet and will accommodate 1,200 parking spaces.

The tower’s unique shape and high-tech glass façade will help it become a symbol of pride as well as a major landmark for the “city of mountains” and for all of Mexico. Located in San Pedro Garza, Nuevo Leon on Lazaro Cardenas Avenue, it will provide a striking, sculptural presence to the skyline during the day and will become a glowing white beacon at night.

“The design is conceptualized and based in a sculpture,” said Luis Fernandez de Ortega, an associate at HOK Mexico who worked on the project. “The base of the sculpture will be the parking garage for the vehicles. The building itself has two different pieces, the black part will contain the speculative office space, and the white piece will be primarily for the apartments.”

According to Ortega, “the building [was] designed with cutting edge technology in terms of software, based on building information modeling (BIM). All of the renderings and the set of drawings come from the same model to reduce conflicts.”

Sustainability was a priority for HOK throughout the design process. Green design elements include rainwater collection, storage and re-use for irrigation and toilet flushing, low-flow plumbing fixtures and waterless urinals and maximum daylighting. A high-tech and low-E glass curtain wall will be used to prevent solar heat gain. A monitored, high-efficiency underfloor air system will condition only occupied spaces, and a raised floor system will allow for easy access and adaptability of mechanical, power and data systems. HOK championed the pursuit of LEED certification over the course of the design competition and the proposal remains under consideration.

The tower is scheduled to start construction in the fourth quarter of 2007. Upon delivery in 2009, the tower will replace the 545-foot (166 meters) Torre Latinoamericana, in Mexico City, as the fifth tallest building in the country.

The tallest building in Mexico is Torre Mayor in Mexico City, designed by Zeidler Roberts Partnership. The tower was completed in 2003 and measures 739 feet (225.4 meters) to the top of its pinnacle. The 1984 Torre Ejecutiva Pemex in Mexico City is the second tallest, rising 693 feet (211.3 meters). Torre Altus, completed in 1998 is the third tallest at 640 feet (195 meters) and The World Trade Center Ciudad de Mexico follows as the fourth tallest with a height of 628 feet (191.3 meters), including its spire.

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New Tower (no official name yet) designed by HOK 180-200 meters ?















Torre Plaza Cívica 180 meters






Also, does anyone know how tall the mountains are?[/QUOTE]

I'll check on that, thanks


I will try to bring other important project in Monterrey, but also you can visit this thread for updates
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...455954&page=19

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Old June 29th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #23
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Nice city and very industrious! I would like to see some pictures of there subway system and also the Besaball stadium,i know that in the past they had some major league baseball games there,and Monterrey also had a bid on the Montreal Expos to move to Monterrey any word on that?
Monterrey has two lines, and the second one is in expansion right now, here some info and pics

The Monterrey Metro is the most modern metro system in Mexico, being most advanced in its service infrastructure. It currently has 70 high floor electric trains that travel at aprox 57km/h and transports approximately 50 million passengers each year.

The Monterrey Metro, officially known as Metrorrey, has two lines. Line 1 was opened in 1991 and runs through the center of the city from the north-west to the eastern part of the Monterrey Metropolitan Area. Line 1 runs over an elevated structure, 18.5 km long, with 19 stations and runs parallel to the former 1887 Topo Chico tramline. A complete ride along this line takes about 27 minutes. Line 1 is linked to line 2 at Cuauhtémoc station, located downtown. Line 2 (underground) was opened in 1994, is 4.5 km long and has 6 stations. Line 2 runs from the metro shops located north to the Cuauhtémoc station to Macroplaza and, when completed, it will be 24 km. long.

An 8.5km expansion for line 2 began in August 2005 and is expected to be completed in 2007 in time for the 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures which will be held in Monterrey. 1.5km of the expansion will be tunnel from General Anaya and the rest elevated like Line 1. The expected cost of the expansion is around $200 million USD.





Soccer/Football is the most popular game in Monterrey, but Baseball has a lot of tradition here too. You're right, Mayor League Baseball had been played in Monterrey in several times, they even tried to get the Expos, some games were played in 1996, 1998 and 1999 including an opening day.
Here's this note from New York Times
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...51C1A96E958260

Estadio Universitario




Estadio Tecnologico





Monterrey Baseball Stadium


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Old June 29th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #24
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here some more..




















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Old June 30th, 2007, 12:19 PM   #25
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Awesome thread!

Love the first pic.
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Old June 30th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #26
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wow, I didn't know, that Monterrey is so modern city..

city has wonderful night scenery..
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Old June 30th, 2007, 05:26 PM   #27
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It looks amazing!
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Old July 1st, 2007, 02:13 AM   #28
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Felicidades Avolar Alto, has hecho un gran thread y conseguido grandes fotos
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Old July 1st, 2007, 10:02 AM   #29
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Monterrey

Heres some other pictures of modern and industrious City of Monterrey!


Shot at 2007-07-01

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Stadium

Shot at 2007-07-01
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Arena Monterrey


Shot with Canon PowerShot A10 at 2007-07-01


Shot with Canon PowerShot A10 at 2007-07-01

Baseball Stadium Monterrey

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Monterrey Metro Subway system

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Shot with HP PhotoSmart C945 (V01.60) at 2007-07-01

Monterrey


Shot at 2007-07-01


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Monterrey Race track NASCAR Mexico,and Champ car


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Monterrey Ice skating Arena

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 07:17 AM   #31
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Nice shots, lad. Monterrey has a nice variety of stadiums/arenas.
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Nice shots, lad. Monterrey has a nice variety of stadiums/arenas.
Yes,indeed modern Monterrey has a variety of stadium and arenas and more that will be built in the near future, the city has a bid on the 2016 summer olimpic games,we hope for the best since MEXICO 1968 was the only and last time we hever hosted a olimpic event.

heres the link to the official Monterrey 2016 web site...

http://www.monterrey2016.org/


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Old July 2nd, 2007, 06:42 PM   #33
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Gracias maromas, and also thanks for add more beautiful pictures.



Here more nights views


and also from one of many other projects almost finished in the city to regenerate downtown Monterrey
Paseo Santa Lucia-an artificial river surrounded by fountains, museums, shops in the middle of the city!


























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Old July 2nd, 2007, 07:06 PM   #34
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Aaaah.. so many recalls! I lived there for some months in 2004 and 2005.. and always i show to friends pictures of the city they say "Hey! Its huge and modern! I thought about some Western movie town or so.." Jaja.. I wish they have success with the Forum.

Andelen, regios!!
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Para "A volar alto"

UNA SUGERENCIA

No pongas todas las fotos juntas, brinca al menos un renglon o deja un renglon entre cada foto para que se vean bien, de otra forma todas pegadas no se distinguen bien
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 09:47 PM   #36
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Gracias por tu sugerencia Blueman generalmente lo hago, esta ves traia un poco de prisa

Now some pics from Fundidora Park, other great place to go for Regios (Monterrey People), and also where some other great projects are under construction
Fundidora was the largest steel company in Latin America for many years, today is becoming the "Central Park" for Monterrey
here some examples of Monterrey Industrial past, Fundidora

Yesterday...





Today...

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museums

Museo del Acero (Steel Museum) To open this summer
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theme parks

Sesame Street theme park


http://www.parqueplazasesamo.com/





Business & Expo Center

Cintermex






Centro de las Artes - Art Center




Casa de los Loros






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Old July 3rd, 2007, 12:20 AM   #37
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Definetely Monterrey is a world class city. It has it all.
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Casa de Loros

Monterrey´s ¨Casa de Loros¨reminds me of Bush Gardens in the States.
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What an amazing city with a fantastic mountain backdrop!! What's the population?
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What an amazing city with a fantastic mountain backdrop!! What's the population?
Thanks for your comments, at your question, the Metro pop. is about 3,600 mill

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These are some great shoots of Monterrey highways, avenues, and streets at night made by city photographers, they are many autopistas. A very well communicated city.





































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