This 204m tall building was once the fourth tallest outside of New York City, and was the tallest one in all of Latin America for a number of years.
It’s famous for surviving the 57',85', and 17' earthquakes unscathed as buildings -newer and smaller- collapsed around it.
It’s down to the impressive -for the time- foundation, which included a concrete box surround containing the parking levels and 33m deep pylons.
the massive concrete box served both to make the tower “float” on the water-saturated soil where it was constructed, and as the parking levels for this tower.
It is, however, far from the newest impressive building in the city; which is this skyscraper, Torre Reforma.
In order to keep the mansion under it, the construction company built a new movable foundation under the house. It was moved to the other end of the plot to dig the parking levels and the foundation. It was returned to a similar position to where it was before the move. The pylons for Torre Reforma run sixty meters underground, so does the massive Milan wall