Av. Paseo de la Reforma 483, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX
One of the many beautiful skyscrapers that decorate Mexico City’s skyline is the Torre Reforma located on the Paseo Reforma avenue, it was for a time the tallest building in not only Mexico City, but in all of Mexico when it was inaugurated in 2016, but in this fast-paced world, it’s currently the third tallest skyscraper in Mexico. The Torre Reforma is made up of business offices but also includes a restaurant, a shopping mall, and other entertainment areas. The building sits in front of the Torre Mayor, another skyscraper (inaugurated in 2003) on Paseo de la Reforma that was also, for a relatively brief period of time, the tallest skyscraper in the city. Torre Reforma stands at 246 meters in height, while the Torre Mayor is just barely shorter in height, at 225 meters.
The Torre Reforma is located at what was once a nightclub on the avenue and the historic house from the 1930s was actually preserved and the building was built right next to it, this made the base of the building relatively narrow compared to its upper floors. The building is sustainable and intelligent and it has the international Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the building’s design incorporated solar panels which allows the building to harness its own energy, and it also has wind turbines at the very top that also generate electricity; every four floors there are gardens that not only create a more attractive environment, but it saves power spent on air conditioning. Another thing that makes Torre Reforma so eco-friendly is that its “grey waters” (from toilets and showers) are recycled 100%, making it a minimal amount of water that is discarded into the city’s sewer system.
Metro stations “Sevilla” and “Chapultepec” from Linea 1 are only a couple of blocks away and the skyscraper is also located a few meters away from the main entrance to Chapultepec Park, as well as the controversial Estela de Luz monument and the Museo de Cultura Digital underneath it; plus there is, of course, all the shops, restaurants, and landmarks along Paseo de la Reforma, where the Turibús sightseeing bus makes numerous stops. In short, this part of the city is a can’t miss option for sightseeing and wandering around.