(above photo Arcos Torre 1 © Eneas De Troya )
Torre Arcos Bosques
Paseo de los Tamarindos nº 400 A
Colonia Palo Alto
Mexico DF, Mexico
Each city and culture creates its own architectural identity that both defines and reflects its heart. Mexico DF, like the country, has a beautiful dynamism that reaches from their Mayan past, through the socialist art movement of the ’50’s, and looks forward into a technological future. The Torre Arcos Bosques is formed from this ideology and portrays it through its grand design.
Known Commonly as “El Pantalon” (the pants) the the Torre Arcos Bosques complex was created by Architect Teodoro González de León. Mr. González is the winner of numerous international architecture awards and worked in France with Le Corbusier. He also designed the very cool looking Museo Rufino Tamayo.
Made of granite, glass and reinforced concrete, this postmodern building measures 161.5 meters tall and holds 32 floor – though in person it feels much larger. Completed in 1996, El Pantalon was the first intelligent building in Latin America that was concepted as future-proof with its integrated technology.
If you visit, be sure to swing by the large mall at Colonia Santa Fe, one of the most posh areas in DF, and worth checking out for other unique architectural sites.
above photo Arcos Torre 1 & Torre 2
above photo Arcos Torre 2
above photo Arcos Torre 2 Detail
above photo Colonia Santa Fe