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Old August 6th, 2007, 09:44 AM   #141
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Mexico plans Latin America's tallest skyscraper

MEXICO CITY, July 24 (Reuters) - Real estate investors including Spain's richest man plan to spend $600 million to build an 85-floor office building in Mexico's capital that would be Latin America's tallest skyscraper.

Construction of the 984-foot (300-metre) glass-paneled building overlooking Mexico City's historic Chapultepec Park should be complete by September 2010 to commemorate two centuries since the start of Mexico's war of independence against Spain, the investors said this week.

Mexican firm Grupo Danhos and an investment fund owned by Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega, who controls trendy clothing retailer Zara, will own the Torre Bicentenario, or Bicentennial Tower.

Not unusually tall by world standards, the building, designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, will be roughly the same height as the Eiffel Tower in Paris but shorter than the Empire State Building in New York.

One Mexican newspaper cartoonist mimicked the building, tapered at the top and bottom, as being shaped like a coffin.

Mexico City, susceptible to frequent earthquakes and built over a dried out lake bed that causes some building to sink a about an inch (a few centimetres) each year, has only a handful of skyscrapers.

Canadian real estate mogul Paul Reichmann's 55-floor Torre Mayor, which opened in 2003, is one of Mexico City's relatively few skyscrapers and is currently Latin America's tallest.

"Mexico City needs about 200,000 square meters (yards) of office space a year," Grupo Danhos chief executive Jorge Gamboa told Reuters. That would be the equivalent of about seven typical 25-floor office towers.

Gamboa downplayed comments by Mexico City legislator Gabriela Cuevas that the construction plan requires changes to zoning regulations that have yet to be approved.

"At the moment, this building is nothing more than an idea on paper," Cuevas told Reuters on Tuesday.

The owners expect to rent space in the building to high-profile corporate clients for about $30 a square meter (yard) a month, in line with current leases at Mexico City's most exclusive office buildings.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 02:31 AM   #142
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Yes it is. But we can't call it the highest since we don't know its final height and the Costanera in Santiago will be 300 meters too.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #143
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Yeah and also Los Faros de Panamá will be 346m and is already under construction in Panama city, but it will sure be on the top 5 in L.A.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #144
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I hope they build the tower it looks amazing and impressive. I watched the mexican news and there is a lot of polemic around this tower. I also heard that the senators of the city have to approve the tower to be build.
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Old August 8th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #145
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Costanera Center is designed by César Pelli, and Torre Bicentenario by Rem Koolhaas.

By the way, César Pelli is running out of ideas!!!! You see, Saint Regis Tower in Mexico City is similar to the Seville Proyect in Seville, Spain. Then we have Torre Cristal in Madrid and Torre Repsol in Buenos Aires. Residencial del Bosque Twin Towers in Mexico City and Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Three World Financial Center in New York and One Canada Square in London, A new tall tower in Abu Dhabi, and Q1 (Q1, however, was not designed by Pelli ) and finally, Torre Costanera in Santiago de Chile and San Francisco Supertall proposal in SF, US. So, he is running dry..... so sad. He is a great architect, but all this towers look quite similar.

Think Pelli, Think!

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Old August 8th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #146
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Looks like it has a "bilge"...kind of gross.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #147
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Old August 12th, 2007, 01:31 AM   #148
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Old August 12th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #149
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Wow, the view from those office is gonna be amazing..
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Old August 12th, 2007, 01:51 AM   #150
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It took a while for me to get used to it, but now that I´m in taste with the building I can see it has a really clever and functional design.

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Old August 12th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #151
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Isn't that big hole going to act like a big drain pipe? When it rains it's going to look like the building is peeing.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 03:02 AM   #152
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Not funny at all.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 03:02 AM   #153
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HAHAHAHA you're right! hahaha i can just imagine it!
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Old August 12th, 2007, 03:10 AM   #154
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but it's not the tallest in latin america, remember costanera center
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Old August 12th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #155
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Un extracto de la entrevista realizada por foristas de SSP al representante de Grupo Dahnos (inversora de la torre)

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żLa torre medirá 300 metros?

Sí, es la altura mínima que estamos manejando. El tamańo del entrepiso que estamos calculando nos permitiría alcanzar dicha altura. Además habrán pisos que tendrán una altura superior a la normal.
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Yes, it is the minimum altitude that we are handling. The size of the floors that we are calculating would allow us to reach this height. In addition there will be floors that will have a superior height to the normal ones.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 06:18 AM   #156
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but the height of costanera can also increase, but people haven't given official information, according to rumors they only said that the tower could support 500 meters and that it's present height could increase.
i think it's going to be a war between these towers until 2010. anyway both towers are impressive.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 06:36 AM   #157
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i cant understand what they are saying in a picture.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 07:11 AM   #158
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Which one?
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Old August 12th, 2007, 07:20 AM   #159
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the shape is futuristic.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #160
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this one. :D

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