Torre Reforma

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Torre Reforma
Torre Reforma, February 2016.jpg
Building pending opening, as seen in February 2016
Record height
Tallest in Mexico from July 2015 to May 2016[I]
Preceded by Torre BBVA Bancomer
Surpassed by Torre KOI
General information
Status Under construction
Type Office tower
Location Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City
Coordinates 19°25′28.7″N 99°10′27.6″W / 19.424639°N 99.174333°W / 19.424639; -99.174333Coordinates: 19°25′28.7″N 99°10′27.6″W / 19.424639°N 99.174333°W / 19.424639; -99.174333
Construction started 2008
Estimated completion 2016
Owner Fondo Hexa, S.A. de C.V.
Height
Antenna spire 246 m (807 ft)
Roof 244 m (801 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 57
Floor area 829,392 sq ft (77,053.0 m2)
Lifts/elevators 27
Design and construction
Architect LBR&A Architectos
Structural engineer Arup, Diseño Integral y Tecnología Aplicada SA de CV
Main contractor Lomcci; COREY; Cimentaciones Mexicanas, S.A. de C.V.; HEG Diseño e instalacion S.A. de C.V.

The Torre Reforma is a Mexico City skyscraper with a height of 800.5 feet (244.0 m) to the roof and housing 57 stories, in 2016 it became the tallest skyscraper in Mexico City, exceeding both Torre BBVA Bancomer at 771 feet (235 m) located just across the street, and Torre Mayor at 739.5 feet (225.4 m) located next to it.

Construction began in May 2008. The complex will host a restaurant, a shopping mall, entertainment areas and DOOM International's Reforma Gym. The construction of the building will be managed by Vertical Capital Group while LBR and Architects is in charge of development.[1]

Construction[edit]

It is being built at Paseo de la Reforma #483, across the street from the Torre Mayor, at the site formerly occupied by a nightclub on the Paseo de la Reforma. The initial plan included the demolishing of a historic 1930s house near the site, but it was decided to conserve the house and use the historic structure as the main entrance to the building.

Description[edit]

The building contains 45,000 m2 of office space, 2,500 m2 of retail space and 2,500 m2 of gym space. It has 28 lifts (elevators) [2] reaching a maximum speed of 6.8 meters per second. It will be along with the World Trade Center in Mexico City the building with most elevators in Latin America. The tower will feature an underground parking garage with a capacity of 1,161 vehicles. In 2016 Torre Reforma achieved LEED Platinum certitication.[3]

As Torre Mayor and Torre Reforma are only a few steps away from each other, Chilango entertainment magazine dubbed them the non-twin towers.

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