Latin-American Tower

The construction of the Torre Latinoamericana started in 1948 and ended in 1956. It has 44 stories, and at that time it was the tallest building in Latin America with a height of 188 meters. It was also named the tallest building outside the U.S.

What makes this building important is its resistance to earthquakes. Have in mind that Mexico continually has telluric movement. It withstood the 1957 earthquake of 7.7 richter scale when the Angel of Independence fell from its column. It would  withstand the 1985 earthquake of 8.1 , and the later earthquake of 7.9 on march 20th this year.

Nowadays the same mexican technology is used to build skyscrapers on high seismic risk areas.

If it shakes, we have the recipe….


7 thoughts on “Latin-American Tower

    1. Muchisimas gracias! me costo trabajo encontrar el angulo correcto para que cupiera toda la torre! finalmente me meti en un rinconcito, por la estacion de metro Bellas Artes, y tome esta foto! Gracias por visitar!

  1. If it shakes, we have the recipe….

    Is that a fact? LOL …. I’d hate to be on the 44th floor when an 8.1 Earthquake hit. I’ll imagine there was a considerable amount of shaking going on that day. 🙂

    1. Well let me add something. When that earthquake took place, the building was named The Time Machine because it bend back and forward to two adjacent streets, February 5th and September 16th (both mexican holidays.) That’s how it can get!

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