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Mexico City

About Mexico City

8,864,370 in city
19,231,829 in metro
1,487 km² (574 mi²)
2240 m
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and one of the most important cities in the world. Here, the old and the new blend uniquely. The city was founded by Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés in 1521, making it the oldest European city in the “New World.” Built over the ruins of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, it became the capital of New Spain. In the 21st century, the “City of Palaces” (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) coexists with modern buildings and expressways. Mexico City is the financial center of Latin America and virtually every foreign and domestic corporation has operations in the city. It produces an amazing 25% of Mexico’s $815 billion economy making Mexico City alone the 30th largest economy in the world. In addition, it is one of the most important cultural centers in the world boasting a variety of museums and theaters. Every skyscraper in Mexico City is a monument to engineering. Mexico City is not only located in a major earthquake zone but it is also built over a lake which creates a very unstable foundation for high-rise construction. Yet, Mexico City had its first 40-story skyscraper almost half a century ago when the Torre Lationoamericana, the tallest building in Latin America at the time, was built. Today, there are hundreds of skyscrapers challenging nature in Mexico City’s skyline.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
2,081 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Torre Mitikah 877 ft 2022
2 Torre Reforma 804 ft 2016
3 Punto Chapultepec 789 ft 2019
4 Torre BBVA Bancomer 771 ft 2015
5 Torre Mayor 738 ft 2003

Other buildings

No. Type
80 Famous buildings
86 Buildings with construction images