The Torre Mayor is a skyscraper in Mexico City, Mexico. With a height of 225 meters (740 feet) to the top floor, and 55 stories, it is the tallest building in Latin America, surpassing in mid-2003 the 220 meter (724 feet) high towers of Parque Central Complex, in Caracas, Venezuela, which were, between 1979 and 2003, the tallest buildings in Latin America. The Torre Mayor was developed by Canadian businessman Paul Reichmann, who also maintains part ownership. It is also part-owned by a group of institutional investors. The building was designed by the architecture firm, Zeidler Partenership Architects.
Located at Paseo de la Reforma #505, it was built by Canadian-owned Reichmann International on the former location of the Cine Chapultepec. Construction work began in 1999 and was finished in late 2003. Due to Mexico City's high propensity to earthquakes, the tower incorporates several anti-earthquake measures. In fact, this building shares the title of the strongest (in matter of pro-earthquake engineering) building on Earth alongside U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, California. The Torre Mayor building is designed to withstand an 8.5 intensity earthquake in the Richter Scale, compared to the U.S. Bank Tower that can withstand an 8.3 intensity earthquake.
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