HSBC Tower, Mexico City

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HSBC Tower
Torre HSBC
Ángel de Independencia.jpg
General information
Location Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico
Coordinates 19°25′40″N 99°10′07″W / 19.4278°N 99.1686°W / 19.4278; -99.1686Coordinates: 19°25′40″N 99°10′07″W / 19.4278°N 99.1686°W / 19.4278; -99.1686
Construction started 2002
Completed 2006
Cost US$150 million
Height
Roof 136 m (446 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 36
Floor area 430,000 square feet (40,000 m2).
Lifts/elevators 18

HSBC Tower (Spanish: Torre HSBC) is a skyscraper located on Paseo de la Reforma in Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico, which is the headquarters of HSBC Mexico.[1] It is located opposite the Angel of Independence, and is home to the around 2,800 HSBC Mexico staff. Construction was completed in 2006, at a cost of around US$150 million. There are 23 office floors and 12 parking levels in the 136-metre-high (446 ft) tower, which is one of the tallest in Mexico City.

The HSBC Tower is the first of its type of environmentally friendly buildings in Latin America. It was the first in Latin America to be given LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification from the US Green Building Council.[2]

Opening[edit]

The inauguration of the new head office took place on 5 April 2006, attended by President of Mexico Vicente Fox Quesada, the President's wife Marta Sahagún, Secretary of Finance Francisco Gil Diaz, Banco de México Guillermo Ortiz Martínez, HSBC Mexico CEO Sandy Flockhart, HSBC Group Chief Executive Stephen Green, HSBC Group Chairman Sir John Bond and Deputy Chairman and senior non-executive Director Baroness Dunn.

Notable features[edit]

HSBC's environmental principles mean that the building has been designed from the start to include the best available technology to reduce the consumption of water and electricity, including low consumption bathroom furniture, waterless urinals, rain collection, water treatment plant and efficient use of non-drinkable water. HSBC claim that the building will consume 55% less water and 40% less energy than comparable structures.[3]

Credit Transforms to Mexico[edit]

Credit Transforms to Mexico is a mural which was unveiled by President Fox and Sandy Flockhart in the reception area of the building.

Stephen and Stitt[edit]

In common with other HSBC head office buildings, the HSBC Tower has a pair of bronze lions guarding the main entrance. These are copies of those which have stood outside the HSBC Hong Kong headquarters building at 1 Queen's Road Central since 1935.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." HSBC. Retrieved on 12 September 2011. "HSBC México, S.A.HSBC México, S.A. Address: Ave. Paseo de la Reforma 347 Col. Cuauhtémoc 06500 Mexico DF Mexico"
  2. ^ HSBC Mexico HQ recognised as greenest office building in Latin America. November 30, 2007
  3. ^ HSBCworld, June 2006, p10-11

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