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Torre Mayor

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Torre Mayor


Structure in General

existing [completed]
curtain wall
light brown dark green


commercial office
shop(s) restaurant parking


  • The light at the top is visible from 25 kilometers away.
  • The humidity level of the inside air is approximately 45%.
  • The elevators can transport upwards of 70,000 people per day.
  • The half moon on the main entrance, which is covered by eleven pairs of columns is of the same size as the one on the top.
  • The original name of the project was "Torre Chapultepec".
  • The public observatory on the 52nd floor is the highest in the city, surpassing the one in the Torre Latinoamericana.
  • 251 piles were used in the foundation, some reaching a depth of 60 meters.
  • The building overlooks Chapultepec Park.
  • An earthquake measuring 8.5 on the Richter Scale would cause an effect equivalent to 22 mile-per-hour winds.
  • Including the underground foundations, the total height is 285 meters.
  • The top of the rear side is illuminated at night from Monday to Friday.
  • The windows are 2.5 centimeters thick.
  • The inside air is changed 6 times every hour to reduce the presence of microorganisms.
  • 98 shock absorbers are incorporated into the structure.
  • The top of the tower is nearly 8,500 feet above sea level.
  • The dual steel structures of the building are the instance of this construction in any skyscraper in México.
  • The speed of the elevators reaches 6 meters per second, and it takes 36 seconds to reach the 52nd floor from the ground floor.
  • This has been Latin America's tallest skyscraper since its topping-out in 2002. It will be surpassed in 2009 by a number of buildings in Panama City.
  • The tower is built to resist winds of 160 miles per hour.
  • This has become one of the representative icons of Mexico City.
  • This is Mexico's tallest skyscraper, surpassing Torre Ejecutiva Pemex in August 2002.
  • The building has received awards from the IMEI, ADI, AISC, Civil Engineering Research Foundation, CERF and Popular Science Magazine.
  • During September the lights on the top have the colors of the Mexican flag.
  • The building uses more than 7,000 light bulbs.
  • 1,700 workers participated in the construction without any fatal accident.

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505 Paseo de la Reforma
Paseo de la Reforma 505
Mexico City
Distrito Federal

Technical Data

738.19 ft
738.19 ft
738.19 ft
13.12 ft

Involved Companies

Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Helipad is available
  • Public parking is available
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