Visit the tallest tower architecture in Mexico

The architects of the architecture company LBR & A have just completed the three-sided tower that is considered the heart of Mexico City. That is the name of the tower, becoming the tallest skyscraper in Mexico.

The 57-storey Torre Reforma is located on Paseo de la Reforma, a large boulevard that runs through the city center. This skyscraper is located in a diverse neighborhood with views of the 686-hectare Chapultepec Park. It is considered the largest city park in the Western Hemisphere.

“Torre Reforma is one of the leading skyscrapers in a growing area,” according to LBR & A Arquitectos. He is a local architectural firm run by architect Benjamin Romano.

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With a total floor area of ​​up to 87,000 m2, the building includes offices and retail space. It is organized into 14 clusters of floors, shaped like “many buildings inside a building”. Each cluster of floors has a separate inner garden.

With a relatively small ground area of ​​about 2,800 m2, the tower marked as “a turning point in urban development along the capital of Mexico City”, the architects said. The shape and structure of the tower comes from many different factors including environmental issues.

Torre Reforma is constructed from 2 concrete walls forming a straight edge, the upper part is beveled to form a triangular surface. The gap in the walls allows natural light to shine into the garden inside the building. The decision to use concrete was influenced by Spain and Mexican colonial architecture, in which solid materials like stone were very popular.

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With seismic activity in the city, the concrete walls were designed to bend slightly to withstand earthquakes. “Along the building, every four-storey windows have three high-level windows that help dissipate seismic energy, they allow concrete walls to bend when under pressure without being broken,” the architects said.

Outdoor terrace with glass balcony. The exterior of the building allows for a flexible interior space while also reducing energy consumption.

Mexico lost billions due to Ford canceled the car factory project

The US carmaker Ford canceled a US $ 1.6 billion investment project in the central state of San Luis Potosi in Mexico. Raising concerns among other foreign investors, which has a negative impact on the Mexican economy.

The director of American plastic and rubber compounding company Preferred Compounding in Mexico said that Ford’s decision will greatly affect the social and economic situation of San Luis Potosi state. And he estimates economic losses could reach hundreds of millions of dollars or even billions of dollars in the next 5 years.

Earlier, in order to take advantage of the opportunity, about 50 suppliers of auto parts, mostly foreign investors, planned to build a factory around the 280-hectare area that Ford declared was installed. Meanwhile, about 14 auto parts manufacturers have invested in the premise of buying land and signing related contracts with local partners.

Theo thống kê, từ tháng 1-11/2016, sản lượng xe hơi của Mexico đạt 3,22 triệu xe, trong đó xuất khẩu 2,55 triệu chiếc.

In addition, a series of public and private projects, with tens of millions of dollars invested in infrastructure development such as expanding local airports and improving public transport systems, are also being implemented.

Director Eaves warned that this could be just the beginning of many challenges that Mexico faces the new economic policy of newly-elected US President Donald Trump, who during the election made many proposals. threatening economy 2nd largest Latin America.

Donald Trump announced a tax of up to 35% on car manufacturers like Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Honda made in Mexico, then exported to the United States. Experts say that the auto industry, one of the important areas of the Mexican economy will face many difficulties in 2017.

According to statistics, from January to November 2016, Mexico’s car production reached 3.22 million vehicles, of which exports 2.55 million units. More than 77% of Mexico’s total car exports in the first 11 months of 2016 were to the US, the country’s No. 1 auto and auto export market. The automobile industry is now considered an important spearhead economic sector of Mexico and contributes to 3% of gross domestic product