Wild-Looking Building to be Latin America's Tallest

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Look at this beautifully shaped building, designed by Dutch architects from the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). To be built in the heart of Mexico City by 2010, it's destined to be Latin America's tallest tower at 984.25 feet. It's a beefy structure with 160,000 square feet of office space, along with plenty of public spaces such as a museum, a gym, stores and restaurants. Check out the gallery below for more pics, and then we'll put the height of this building into context on the next page.

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Illustration for article titled Wild-Looking Building to be Latin America's Tallest
Illustration for article titled Wild-Looking Building to be Latin America's Tallest
Illustration for article titled Wild-Looking Building to be Latin America's Tallest

It's flat on one side and looks like a ship's bow on the other, and in the thickest part of the middle there's an atrium area that brings light into the interior portions of the building.

This is a great-looking building, but look how it sticks out like a sore thumb among its surroundings. Mexico City will just need to start building a lot more tall buildings to accompany this one.

To put this building's height into context, even though it'll be the tallest building in Latin America, it's dwarfed by the tallest building in the U.S., the Sears Tower at 1450 feet, which is itself dwarfed by the Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, to be completed next year, and whose height will be over 2000 feet (its exact height is still a secret). [Yanko Design]

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DISCUSSION

live in México city, and I am very glad to tell my dear gizmodeans, that this project is not getting built. It was a proposal from a private company to build it in honor of Mexico's 200 years of independence celebration 1810-2010 but this building has been stained with political issues since its announcement. And since it doesn't complies with many requirements from Mexican laws it has already been announce that the company called "Danos" will no longer do the project. Personally I am very glad it is not getting build, since the place where it was going to be constructed has lots of traffic issues, and it's not the actual Mexico city skyscraper zone ( Santa Fe is, we have many skyscrapers there.). Still i don't like the design of the "bicentenary tower" as it is called here.