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Torre Arcos Bosques – Mexico City, Mexico

Foto prohibida: El Pantalón(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.

Torre_Arcos_Bosques_-001above photo Arcos Torre 1 & Torre 2
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Torre_Arcos_Bosques_-010above photo Arcos Torre  2 Detail

 

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La Balance Patisserie – Mexico City, Mexico

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La Balance Patisserie

Cozumel 94A @  Sonora
(at the corner of Alvaro Obregon)
Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06140
Mexico City, DF, Mexico

OPEN HOURS:
9:00am – 8:00pm   Everyday

Just around the bend from the Hotel Condesa DF, we found this perfect little coffee spot.  The chic design features furniture by industrial designer Luis Mercado and the decorated with stenciled drawings of culinary equipment on chalk board.  The pastries are delicious and are perfect to the french technique.  The chef / owner Alain Dubernard is a teacher at the Culinary Institute of America; and it shows in his attention to detail.

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Hotel Camino Real Polanco

Camino Real Polanco – Mexico City


Fountain at the Camino Real


Hotel Camino Real Polanco

Mariano Escobedo 700
Col. Anzures
México D.F. 11590 Mexico
(52) 55 5263 8888
(52) 55 5227 7200

www.caminoreal.com

Strolling on our way from Roma to Polanco, we passed the Hotel Camino Real.  It has an awesome facade by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and I’m sure an equally mod interior to match.

Most exciting was the fountain in the entry.  It was unlike any we had previously seen.  Instead of the normal geysers and sprays, this was an homage to the oceans power; a constant swirl of motion and just mesmerizing to watch.

Hotel-Camino-Real_003Above photo © David Manning

Hotel Camino Real
Hotel Camino Real Polanco