The View from Mexico City’s 44th Floor

The open-air observation deck on the 44th floor of the Torre Latinoamericana offers spectacular views out over Mexico City.
Torre Latinoamericana View North over Mexico City
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For a city with such a huge population, Mexico City has surprisingly few skyscrapers. The geology of the old lakebed upon which much of the downtown area is built doesn’t help. Nor does being near an active earthquake zone.

The most prominent skyscraper anywhere near the downtown area is the Torre Latinoamericana. It doesn’t look like all that much from street level, but at the time it was an innovation for being a skyscraper built in an active seismic zone. That was put to the test in the 1985 Mexico City earthquake that caused extensive damage throughout the city. The Torre Latinoamericana made it through unscathed.

When it opened for business in 1956, it was the tallest building in the city. It was built to house the insurance company that gave the building its name: La Latinoamericana, Seguros, S.A.

For the 50th anniversary, in 2006, the building was given a new observation deck (or Mirador) to provide visitors with spectacular views out over Mexico City. Those areas take up the 37th to 44th floors.

Photos from Torre Latinoamericana

Torre Latinoamericana from Street Level
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Torre Latinoamericana View South over Mexico City
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Torre Latinoamericana from Street Level
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Torre Latinoamericana 44th Floor
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Mexico City View West from Torre Latinoamericana
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Mexico City View West from Torre Latinoamericana
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View of Mexico City's Zocalo from Torre Latinoamericana
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Torre Latinoamericana View North over Mexico City
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Torre Latinoamericana in Mexico City from Palacio de Bellas Artes
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Torre Latinoamericana from Street Level
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What to Know Before You Go

  • The observation decks are open during the day and into the late evening. Entry is with a wristband–so long as you don’t take your wristband off you can use it for multiple entries on a single day, so you can go during the day and return during the evening.
  • The very top deck, on the 44th floor, is open air and exposed to the elements. In inclement weather, there are also indoor observation decks on the floors below.

Where to Next?



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