Construction of Reforma 432, a Foster + Partners designed skyscraper in Mexico City is set to begin again since it’s setbacks in 2011. Mexico News Daily reporter Abilia recently released a statement stating that construction would begin soon on Reforma 432 and that the mixed-use tower would be split between luxury office space and commercial use.
Reforma 432 will be 866 feet tall, which will tower over the city’s current tallest building, Torre Reforma which is 807 feet tall. Abilia’s owner, billionaire businesswoman Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabla announced that the updated plans for the building will make it 57 stories tall, three more stories that Foster + Partners had originally described. The portion of the building that will be set aside for office space will measure about 280,000 square feet and the other remaining 20,000 square feet will be dedicated towards retail space.
Reforma 432 was originally proposed for construction back in 2011 as the Sky Tower under developer Grupo Elipse but was stalled indefinitely until Aramburuzabala stepped in and took over the project. Though there haven’t been any completion dates for Reforma 432 have been announced yet there’s no doubt that this massive building will bring a new look to Mexico City.
The building was named after the location of the site along Paseo de la Reforma avenue that runs diagonally through the city. Reforma 432 will face the city’s monumental Huntress Diana fountain with an open public space that connects to the street with shops, cafes, and restaurants in the four storeys above.
Foster + Partners is no stranger to building in Mexico City. The firm has teamed up with Mexican architect Fernando Romero to work on the city’s new $9.2 billion airport that’s currently under construction.