Mexico City


16 October 2023

Humanizing High Density

CTBUH Research

The theme “Humanizing High Density—People, Nature & the Urban Realm” for the CTBUH 2023 International Conference comes at a pertinent moment: Today intersecting are a...

17 September 2021

Sustainable Tall Building Design Exemplars

Will Miranda & Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

Some 97 cities worldwide, including most of the world’s megacities with a population of 10 million or more, have signed onto the C40 Cities Climate...

01 February 2017

Case Study: Torre Reforma, Mexico City

Julieta Boy, LBR&A Arquitectos

Torre Reforma is not only the tallest building in Mexico City, but is also representative of innovation and leadership in the high-rise building industry, which...

17 October 2016

Grounded Development an Essential Protocol for Tallness

Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, JAHN

Tallness is superficial, unless it is literally and physically rooted to the dynamics of context and culture. Tallness has become relevant as our instrument to...

17 October 2016

Ecosystem-Driven Value Creation for Smarter, Digitalized Buildings

Jukka Salmikuukka, Tomio Pihkala & Samu Salmelin, KONE

Digitization is reshaping industries and driving the rise of new business models, with new ways of working and new entrants rewriting the rules in the...

17 October 2016

Megacities: Setting the Scene

Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities growing together...

26 October 2015

Grade A Office Space in Mexico City: Tight Sites and Shaky Ground

Tom Wilcock, Marc Easton, William Algaard & Tabitha Tavolaro, Arup

In recent years Mexico City has seen a surge in tall building construction, concentrating around the new Central Business District on Paseo de la Reforma,...

01 June 2014

An Innovative Braced Megaframe for Torre BBVA Bancomer in Mexico City

William H. Algaard & Tom Wilcock, Arup

This paper discusses the design and delivery of an Eccentrically Braced Megaframe (EBMF) for a 52-story building currently under construction in Mexico City. The EBMF...

03 March 2008

Challenging Preconceptions of the High-Rise Typology

Rem Koolhaas, OMA

The skyscraper was born over 100 years ago, when the elevator made it possible to have access to previously unimaginable levels of a building. This...