We traveled back to Mexico City to install a 5th timelapse camera for one of our favorite projects, Torre Reforma. The new camera gives us a new and fascinating view of the continuing works at top of the tower from the crane.
The Torre Reforma will be the tallest building in Latin America upon completion later this year. The construction included a clever technique of pouring concrete into cavities that effectively climbed up the building as it grew.
The smart cantilever design of the tower has also allowed it to keep a small, triangular footprint while gently overhanging a historic hacienda.
There is more to the tower than meets the eye, however! It has strong green credentials – with project sponsors hoping that its sustainable design and energy-saving systems will help the tower to achieve international LEED Platinum designation, the first in Latin America.
The Arup project site also states that it is “Designed for Mexico City’s high seismic activity, the building will be able to withstand a 2500yr seismic event while achieving a life safety performance level; making it one the most secure buildings in the region.”