This article shows Mexico City from one of its highest point: the Torre Latinoamericana.
In a previous article, I talked about how I was absolutely delighted by Mexico City’s Historic Center. In some way, I wasn’t expecting the entire array of gorgeous buildings and wide avenues.
It was interesting to walk through the streets and get immersed in the city’s vibrancy. But it was an entire different story to admire the city from high above.
Yes, I was able to take a look from the airplane but I am not referring to that particular view. In the city, there is a skyscraper called the Torre Latinoamericana (Latin-American Tower).
The tower stands in a privileged position in the heart of downtown. It is 44 floors tall (140 m or 459 ft). I know what you are thinking: “That is not a tall building”. Well, it may not be the world tallest building but its height is enough to offer stunning 360 degrees view of this vast metropolis.
When I ascended to the observation deck, I just blurted one word: Wow.
Ok, that may not be a word but it is an indication of how fascinated I felt. Having a bird’s view is a totally different story. I was able to see the Zocalo, the Centro the Bellas Artes, the Alameda Park and the mountains standing at the city limits (I am not sure they are at the limit).
Plus, I believe it was more impressive to see all the people, the tons of people, from above. How many people fit in this city? In short, it was a true sample of how big the city is.
The Torre Latinoamericana is famous for being constructed in a highly seismic zone. In fact, it is considered the tallest building exposed to a massive earthquake. This building has not only withstood one earthquake but two. In 1957, it was able to resist a 7.9 earthquake. In 1985, it stood after an 8.1 earthquake hit the city and cause major destruction and death. To me, these facts are really interesting. Almost unbelievable.
Now, take a look at the photos below and enjoy the view from the top!!!!
Have you experienced Mexico City from the top of the Torre Latinoamericana? Let know in the comments section below.
You are right, better views than from a plane.
From the plane, you can only see in one direction. From the tower, you have a 360 degree view.
Mark Wiens says
Cool shots! Amazing view of the city!
Christy & Scott says
Wow. I didn’t realize Mexico City could look so pretty. Great shots.
I saw a small part of Mexico City but was stunned by its beauty. Every person visiting the city should consider going to the observation deck of the Torre Latinoamericana.
David @ Malaysia Asia says
Nice pictures, I love the Insignia Tower. If you ever visit Malaysia, make sure you visit the KL Tower to capture beautiful views from above Kuala Lumpur.
Definetly, the Petrona Towers are on the top of my list if I visit Kuala Lumpur.
Scott - Quirky Travel Guy says
Really awesome view. I can’t believe such a tall building could withstand such powerful earthquakes. I guess that would be reassuring!
I find the earthquake fact so amazing. During the earthquakes, people on the tower saw the destruction taking place all over the city.
wow! gorgeous views!
eileen ludwig says
Love outdoor sculptures to offset the starkness of some building