Edificio La Nacional is an Art Deco-styled office building located in the Historical Centre of Mexico City. It is considered to be the first skyscraper in Mexico City and the entire country of Mexico.The building was constructed from 1930 to 1932 and was briefly the tallest building in Mexico City until Edificio Corcuera was built in the same year. That building in turn would eventually be surpassed by the Torre Contigo. It stands 55 meters and has 13 floors, served by five elevators. Its frame was constructed out of steel, concrete, and its exterior facade is made out of granite. Total building area is 15,000 square metres (160,000 sq ft). It was the first building to break the 50-metre barrier along with the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The building's architect was Manuel Ortiz Monasterio. It survived the 1957 and 1985 earthquakes that took place in Mexico City.