8/2/2012 10:39 AM
Seguros Monterrey New York Life announced the official opening of its Torre New York Life building located in the central zone of Mexico City. The 492-foot (150 meter) glass tower is one of the tallest buildings in Mexico City and was designed by Canadian architect Jean Michel Colonnier.
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The tower's design was “inspired by the El Angel de la Independencia (The Angel of Independence) monument, built to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence, celebrated in 1810," World Construction Network reported.
The building was designed to take advantage of the abundant natural light in the area to "create a bright and open working environment," the company wrote in a statement.