Plans to build the tallest skyscraper in Latin America have been approved, and later this year work will start, with completion expected in time for the 2010 celebration of the beginning of the war of independence – hence the name. The current title holder of Latin America’s tallest building is also in Mexico City, Torre Mayor.
It doesn’t look an astonishly original piece of work, but not terribly offensive either. They are going to stick it in the very posh Chaputepec part of town. Ten dollars says there is a Starbucks on the ground floor.
And also needless to say, whilst construction in Mexico City is pretty solid, seeing as it has to go on such shaky, earthquake prone earth, it doesn’t measure up to the world’s tallest office blocks!