Torre Altus

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Torre Altus
Torre Altus Mex DF 2007.JPG
Torre Altus in 2007.
General information
Type Residential
Location Mexico City, Mexico
Coordinates 19°22′48.73″N 99°16′02.73″W / 19.3802028°N 99.2674250°W / 19.3802028; -99.2674250Coordinates: 19°22′48.73″N 99°16′02.73″W / 19.3802028°N 99.2674250°W / 19.3802028; -99.2674250
Construction started 1994
Completed 1998
Height
Roof 197 m (646 ft)
Top floor 195 m (640 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 45 floors
Floor area 61,000 m2 (657,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 15
Design and construction
Architect Augusto H. Álvarez
José Adolfo Wiechers
Developer BCBA Impulse
Grupo CAABSA

Torre Altus is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Mexico City.[1] Located in Bosques de las Lomas in Paseo de los Laureles y Alcanfores, the tower stands in one of the most exclusive residential and commercial zones in Latin America. When it was completed, it became the third tallest building in Mexico City. Currently, it is the fifth tallest building and is expected to fall to the ninth tallest building after the completion of buildings currently under construction in the city. Torre Altus is part of the wave of new buildings constructed in the mid-90s, along with Torre Mural, Torre Reforma Axtel, Torre Arcos Bosques, Residencial del Bosque 1, Residecial del Bosque 2.

Construction commenced in 1994 and ended in 1998 by architect Augusto H. Álvarez y Adolfo Weichers. Adolfo Alvarez and Weichers.

Form[edit]

  • Its height is 197 m and has 45 floors, floor to ceiling height is 3.45 m.
  • It has 15 lifts (elevators) high speed moving at a speed of 6.2 meters per second, in addition to pressurized emergency 2 staircases, automatic handler units of air conditioning, mechanical, electrical and telecommunications on each floor. Each plant floor has an average area of 1,750 to 1.825 meters square, free of columns with a height of each floor of 4.12 m. The total area of the building is 61,000 m² of space rooms.

Important details[edit]

  • Note that the condo tower is highest in Latin America and one of the highest in the world as a curiosity its penthouse on two floors (44 and 45) is about 2790 meters, which would place it as the highest in the world of skyscrapers and the best view of the Valley of Mexico.
  • It is part of the Skyline of City of Santa Fe and borders the Federal District, the area belonging to the Tower Conurbada Area of Mexico City.
  • La Torre Altus is anchored at 100 concrete piles which penetrate to 25 m softer zone, reaching a firmer ground and has 25 seismic shocks.
  • He has endured throughout its history 4 strong earthquakes, that of 2003 measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, the 13th of April 2007 of 6.3 on the Richter scale, on April 27 of 2009 suffered a quake of 5.9 on the Richter scale with epicenter in the state of Guerrero and May 22, 2009 at 14:24, an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale lasting 40 seconds with its epicenter in Tehuacan in the state of Puebla.
  • The total area of skyscrapers is 29.500 m².
  • The floor to ceiling height per floor is 3.3 m and has 43 apartments, one per floor of 650 m² approx. y un Pent House en dos plantas (44 y 45). and a Pent House on two floors (44 and 45).
  • Altus Tower has private party room, gym, spa, pool, helicopter pad, paddle, reception, 11 lifts, five-story underground parking and security systems of last generation.
  • Prices for property in this high-rise between two and four million dollars, not to mention that you must pay a separate community between 1000 and 2000 per month for life.
  • The tower will be adjacent to the Torres Altairo 1,2,3,4.
  • It is located in Bosques de las Lomas, one of the most green areas of Mexico City.
  • The s building materials used in the tower were reinforced concrete in most of the structure, glass and aluminum in a quarter of all the skyscrapers.

Intelligent building[edit]

La Torre Altus is administered by the Building Management System (BMS), an intelligent system that controls all the facilities and equipment smoothly and efficiently to protect human life by tenants. In this system are integrated systems: electric, hydro-sanitary, elevator and fire protection and has the ability to control the lighting of the building.

Altus Tower is considered an intelligent building, because the lighting system is controlled by a system called B3, like that of Torre Mayor, Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico World Trade Center, Reforma 222 Financial Center, Arcos Bosques, Arcos Bosques Corporativo, Torre Latinoamericana, Edificio Reforma 222 Torre 1, Haus Santa Fe, Edificio Reforma Avantel, Residencial del Bosque 1, Residencial del Bosque 2, Torre del Caballito, HSBC Tower, Panorama Santa Fe, Santa Fe City Tower Amsterdam, Santa Fe Pads, St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Torre Lomas . Regis Hotel & Residences, Torre Lomas.

It has an automatic water saving and this system first in Mexico, and was considered a green building.

It also has automatic elevators, this means they are smart and are always on the floors of more influx of people.

The building has an automatic air handler in each level to take.

The building has the following systems:

  • System Generation and distribution of energy-saving cold water.
  • System Variable Air Volume (air handling units and preparations of high-speed products at each level).
  • General Health Extraction System at each level.
  • Mechanical ventilation system automatic air parking lots,
  • Mechanical Extraction System trash room.

Technical sheet[edit]

  • Status: In Use
  • Status:
    • In Latin America: 8th place
    • In the World 360 º place
    • In Mexico: 5th place, 2011: 10th place
    • In Mexico City: 4th place, 2011: 8th place
    • In the Metropolitan Area of Mexico Cd: 1st place
    • In Bosques de las Lomas: 1st place.
  • Year: 1998
  • Category: Skyscrapers
  • Type: Slim Tower

Quick facts[edit]

  1. Depth-195 m
  2. Total Area - 110,000 m²
  3. Room space - 61,000 m²
  4. Flat-7 levels underground parking and 45 floors.
  5. Reinforced concrete structure:
  • 25.000 m³ concrete
  • 7,000 tons of structural steel and reinforcement
  • 25 seismic shocks

See also[edit]

List of tallest buildings in Mexico City

References[edit]