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Sustainable New Tower Makes Its Mark on Mexico City's Skyline

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced today that a brand-new skyscraper has risen to make its mark on the skyline of that nation's capital. In a joint design venture between two firms with outsize legacies—London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and and Mexico City-based Legorreta + Legorreta—a 50-story office tower and new headquarters for Mexican bank BBVA Bancomer was born.

The tower—which comprises about 848,000-square-feet of office space, or 78,800 square meters—is the first structure to be completed by LegoRogers, the fitting name given to the two firms' joint venture (sadly, no Legos were used in the making of the building). In a release, LegoRogers proclaimed that the structure is meant to "promote a sense of community and interaction between staff." The same release, however, notes that "VIPs and executives access the building through a separate lobby on the ground floor." Though the release cites (likely very legitimate) security and privacy reasons, it doesn't exactly paint a utopic picture of corporate life.

That said, the building, which will be able to accommodate up to 4,500 BBVA staffers, does have some more easily embraced features, like a sky garden "every nine floors" and a LEED Gold certification for energy use.

BBVA Bancomer headquarters [Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners]
Torre BBVA Bancomer [Legorreta + Legorreta]
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