Edificio Miguel E Abed, located on Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas # 13 in Cuauhtemoc, the Historic Center of Mexico City, opposite the Torre Latinoamericana. It was built by Mexican-Lebanese businessman Miguel E. Abed who was also one of the founders of the Centro Libanes in Mexico City along with former president Miguel Avila Camacho. The building is equipped with three high-speed elevators (lifts) which move at 6.0 meters per second. In the building are offices of various companies, that are installed since the early 60s. In 1952, the building exceeded the Tower Anahuac for four years, to become the tallest building in Mexico until 1956 - the year in which construction was completed on the tallest building in Latin America for its time, the Torre Latinoamericana.
With a unique shape, this tower stands in the Historic Center of Mexico City as its structure is composed of three bodies, which become narrower as the height increases, except on the north side of the tower, which is a single wall without windows to floor 29. The total height of the building is 125 metres (410 ft) and has 29 floors. The skyscraper is the total area of 52,000 square metres (560,000 sq ft), and the height of each floor to ceiling is 3.41 metres (11.2 ft).Construction of the building was challenging because it is located in the former Lake City area of the city. Edificio Miguel E. Abed was the third building in Mexico City (and in the World), along with the Edificio La Nacional, Miguel E Abed, APYCSA Building, Tower Anahuac , Edificio El Moro and the Torre Latinoamericana, that used the latest technology for seismic shock absorbers. So, these buildings were the beginning of the great skyscrapers of Mexico City. When completed, the building became the tallest building in Mexico until 1957 when the Torre Latinoamericana was completed.