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Old July 23rd, 2007, 07:32 PM   #61
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... ugly design
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:31 AM   #62
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Monday July 23, 4:50 pm ET
Mexico City Announces Plans to Build New, Tallest Building in Latin America

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico City will soon be home to the new tallest building in Latin America, replacing the sprawling capital's "Torre Mayor," Mexico City's government said Monday.

Officials will break ground on the 300-meter (984-feet) tall "Torre Bicentenario" later this year, and the collection of offices, restaurants and a convention center are scheduled to be inaugurated in 2010, the same year Mexico celebrates 200 years since the start of its 1810 battle for independence.

The privately funded, 85-floor structure will cost an estimated $600 million and will replace Reforma Avenue's "Torre Mayor," which was inaugurated in 2003 as Latin America's tallest building at 225 meters (738 feet) and 55 floors.

The new building will be located down the road from "Torre Mayor," in Mexico City's exclusive Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood.

Much of Mexico City is built on a silty, former lake bed, and officials have long shied away from tall buildings, especially after the devastating 1985 earthquake, which killed thousands. But a recent real estate boom and better building codes have sparked a construction frenzy, and skyscrapers are rising across the capital.
If the facade changed, it might look better.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:35 AM   #63
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the renders still look kind of conceptual,, we cant see how the actual facade will be, the materials, etc,,,

i think that the wide section should be reduced, so we can have a more elegant and sofisticated form.

btw,, add a spire or some special roof finish, so it can reach another few meters.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #64
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I wish they had put more time into the design.
whats up with the hole in the side?
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #65
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #66
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this might be the XXI century version of the Piramide del Sol, Sun Piramid in Teotihuacan,
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Old July 24th, 2007, 03:22 AM   #67
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WOW WOW WOW Excellent for Mexico
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Old July 24th, 2007, 04:03 AM   #68
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It's sort of weird looking... but overall not a bad design.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:11 AM   #69
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I wish they had put more time into the design.
whats up with the hole in the side?
It´s still a concept, it might change, not much, but it might change.

The hole will be a tunnel running inside the building, which will allows pedestrians to look through the building, as well as the flow of air and natural light in central offices to reduce electrical consumption.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #70
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this might be the XXI century version of the Piramide del Sol, Sun Piramid in Teotihuacan,

WHAT???? that makes no sense at all!
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #71
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I love the design, but i don't like these renders make it seems weird
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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:05 AM   #72
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I'd like a supertall here in Mexico but unfortunately the ground is very sismic. This is why I find the design quite ilogical for this purpuse, It seems quite unstable
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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:53 AM   #73
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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:59 AM   #74
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I love it!!!!
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Old July 24th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #75
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The model looks really great.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #76
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Its not my favorite design by any chance but still it deserves a lot of credit, its a Rem Koolhas building in a great location, right next to the Chapultepec Park and with that height it certainly will become the next Mexico City landmark, i guess we all have to try to imagine this tower built, behold a Glass Monster!
The shape will make it seem even bigger and because of the location and the elevation of the terrain it would be seen from almost any point of the city and it will look taller. Im hoping to see it already under construction ASAP!
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Old July 24th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #77
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looks like a building from them 90's sci-fi futuristic movies, it looks really fake lol, intresting...
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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #78
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Looks like the building that will change the face of mexico city for me!
the desing is not bad.
moreover, from certain perspectives looks interesting =)
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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #79
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[QUOTE=xoceelias;14423199]Renders extraídos de la página del despacho del Arquitecto Rem Koolhaas (Sección de Notas);


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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #80
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It´s still a concept, it might change, not much, but it might change.

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true, although even if it doesnt change much, this is still a great proposal for mexico, and its a unique shape. I was thinkin that maybe the design could've been less protruding, know what I mean
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