Plaza Carso

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Plaza Carso
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Part of the Plaza Carso development, with the Museo Soumaya in the foreground
General information
AddressCorner of Lago Zurich and Cervantes Saavedra streets, Nuevo Polanco (officially, colonia Granada). Miguel Hidalgo borough
Town or cityMexico City
CountryMexico
Design and construction
ArchitectFernando Romero (master plan)[1]
Architecture firmFR-EE (master plan)

Plaza Carso is a large mixed-use development in the Nuevo Polanco area of Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City,[2] backed by billionaire Carlos Slim. The total cost of the complex is quoted between USD 800 million[3] and 1.4 billion.[4] The complex claims to be the largest mixed-use development in Latin America.[5] It was built on the site of a former Vitro glass factory.[6]

The complex includes the following components:

  • Museo Soumaya, owned by the Carlos Slim Foundation. The museum contains the Slim's extensive art, religious relic, historical document, and coin collection.[7] The museum holds works by many of the best known European artists from the 15th to the 20th century including a large collection of casts of sculptures by Auguste Rodin. The building is a shiny silver cloud-like structure reminiscent of a Rodin sculpture.[7]
  • Museo Júmex, opened November 2013, to house part of the Colección Jumex, the contemporary art collection of the Jumex juice company.
  • The Plaza Carso shopping center, featuring an 82,500 square feet (7,660 m2) Saks Fifth Avenue store, the second to have opened in Mexico.[8] Together with the atrium this section measures 48,090 square metres (517,600 sq ft).[9]
  • Teatro Cervantes theater
  • Residential towers: Torre Dalí, Torre Monet and Torre Rodin[5]
  • Office towers,[10] two of 23 floors each, and one of 20 floors. The three buildings are joined on the lower 3 levels by an atrium and the shopping center.[9]
  • A 6-level underground parking garage[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plaza Carso Masterplan", FR-EE website
  2. ^ "Mapa de Ubicación." Plaza Carso. Retrieved on April 12, 2016. "Plaza Carso, Lago Zurich Esq. Cervantes Saavedra, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, D.F., México" (click on blue pointer to see the address)
  3. ^ "Emperor's New Museum", Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2011
  4. ^ ICSC website
  5. ^ a b "Quiénes somos", Plaza Carso website, retrieved April 13, 2013
  6. ^ "Factories left a mark on Miguel Hidalgo borough", Obrasweb
  7. ^ a b "Carlos Slim: At home with the world's richest man". The Telegraph. 21 February 2011.
  8. ^ VMSD website
  9. ^ a b c Glass on Web news site
  10. ^ "Corporativo", Plaza Carso website
  11. ^ "Contact Information", América Móvil website