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Information about Torrena here

With 336m/1103ft it will be the 3rd tallest observation tower in North America and the tallest structure south of the Bravo River




STATUS: Construction

TIMELINE: Beginning 2005 - Late 2006


Images of the demolition of surrounding buildings in the terrain (February 2005).







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Initiates Torrena construction

This week started the construction of Torrena formally, which will be the greatest tower of telecommunications and entertainment of Latin America and that will have a cost of around 50 million dollars. The first stage of works contemplates the demolition of the buildings, the excavation, the foundations and the central column. On this phase of Torrena, located in the crossings of the Avenues Mariano Otero and the Lopez Mateos (Guadalajara, Mexico), will be spend around 5 million dollars.

"The demolition and excavation is going to last approximately between 60 and 80 days, once we finish immediately we followed with the laying of foundations of the cellars and the pole", it explained Martín Cuburu, director of Marketing research and Commercialization.

In agreement with Martín Cuburu, the anchorage of the first stage will conclude in October of this year. Later, it clarified Cuburu, the following stages will be made with a capitalization and the sale of the commercial packages.

"The project is going to have three stages of anchorage, first is going away to make an investment through the founding group, soon it will invite a group of investors so that they form part of the project and later the commercial companies with which will enter it is the purchase of spaces and promotional exclusivities".

The promotors of the Torrena project contemplate a period of 24 months for their construction. The director of Marketing research and Commercialization assured that already the sale of a street of municipal property is negotiating with the City council of Zapopan that surrounds the area where the tower will be constructed. Also, he affirmed that already counts with the permissions of the Secretariat of Communications and Transports. The tower, that will have a height of 336 meters and 70 floors, would be tenth higher of the world between the buildings of television and radio with area of restaurants and platform of observation.

Compilation, Mexico Analytics, S.A. of C.V. 2005
 

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Dubai-Lover said:
not bad, but do they really want to finish it late 2006? pretty fast for such a tall structure
yes but im pretty sure the tower will be finished by summer 2007 but shhh ;)
 

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One clarification, this is not one of the "surrounding" buildings of the area where the tower will be built: The tower will be located exactly where that building is at right now. ;)
 

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Its one and a half or two years since i first saw this tower, and now its really interesting to see the tower finally start to rise. :)
 
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