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10 Head-turners - Modern architecture in Mexico City

The stunning, the unusual and the weird

Here are 10 of Mexico City's most stunning, unusual or weird-looking modern buildings:

1. Soumaya Museum

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Twisted and Squeezed. Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, had this building constructed to house his art collections. The museum, located in Polanco, was opened to the public on 29th March and is free of charge.

2. Mexican Stock Exchange

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Slim and Glassy. La Bolsa Mexicana is a stunning blue, glass skyscraper towering over the Glorieta de la Palma in the financial district, along Paseo de la Reforma.

3. La Lavadora - The Washing Machine

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Famous and Eye-catching. Its real name is Edificio Calakmul but it is more commonly known as the Washing Machine. No guesses why! It is a highly intelligent office building located in Santa Fe.

4. Fiesta Inn Hotel

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Balancing Oval. An unusual design for a hotel, set in the new financial district of Santa Fe.

5. El Pantalón - The Trousers

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Tall and Elegant. Its real name is Torre Arcos Bosques I and it was the first Intellligent building in Latin America when it was built. Its nickname, The Trousers, aptly describes its design. Located in Bosques de las Lomas.

6. Twin Towers

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Daring and Bold. This is the Second Tower of Arcos Bosques, next to El Pantalón. Twin towers crossed by a horizontal platform in the shape of an "H".

7. Plaza Moliere 222

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Avant-garde and Pyramidal. This highly-distinguishable landmark in Polanco houses a shopping centre and offices.

8. World Trade Center, Mexico City

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Stunning and Revolving. The WTC soars head and shoulders above anything in the area and is most famous for its revolving restaurant (the largest in the world) capping the rectangular-shaped skyscraper and giving impressive views of the city. It's located in Colonia Del Valle and is an important conventions centre.

9. Iglesia de Bosques de las Lomas

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Striking Shape and Colour. With its pyramidal shape and bright colours, this church stands out for more than just one reason in the surrounding area.

10. Plaza de Residencias

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Black Boomerang. This black,gl curved building is sandwiched between the Monumento a Colón and the Monumento a la Revolución, along Paseo de la Reforma.

Posted by margaretm 04:23 Archived in Mexico Tagged buildings mexico city modern

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