The Torre Latinoamericana is a building in downtown Mexico
City, Mexico. Its central location, height (183 m or 597 ft; 45 stories) and history make it one of the city's most important landmarks. It is also widely recognized internationally as an engineering and architectural landmark since it was the World
's first major skyscraper successfully built on highly active seismic land.
Torre Latinoamericana was Mexico City
's tallest building from 1956, when it was built, until the 1984 completion of the Torre Ejecutiva Pemex
, which is 22m higher (although, if one subtracts the height of the TV antenna atop the Torre Latinoamericana, it was surpassed already in 1972 by the 207m high Hotel de MéXico
, which was subsequently remodelled and turned into the World Trade Center Mexico City