HSBC Tower, Mexico City


HSBC Tower, Mexico City

HSBC Tower ("Torre HSBC" in Spanish) is a skyscraper located on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. It is located opposite the Angel of Independence, and is home to the around 2,800 HSBC Mexico headquarters staff. Construction was completed in 2006, at a cost of around US$150 million. There are 23 office floors and 12 parking levels in the 136 metre high tower, which is one of the tallest in Mexico City.

The HSBC Tower is the first of its type of environmentally friendly buildings in Latin America. It was the first in Latin America to be given LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification from the US Green Building Council. [ [http://www.hsbc.com/1/2/newsroom/news/news-archive-2007/hsbc-mexico-hq-recognised-as-greenest-office-building-in-latin-america HSBC Mexico HQ recognised as greenest office building in Latin America. November 30, 2007] ]

Opening

The inauguration of the new head office took place on 5 April 2006, attended by President of Mexico Vicente Fox Quesada, the President's wife Marta Sahagún, Secretary of Finance Francisco Gil Diaz, Governor of the Banco de México Guillermo Ortiz Martínez, HSBC Mexico CEO Sandy Flockhart, HSBC Group Chief Executive Stephen Green, HSBC Group Chairman Sir John Bond and Deputy Chairman and senior non-executive Director Baroness Dunn.

Notable features

HSBC's environmental principles mean that the building has been designed from the start to include the best available technology to reduce the consumption of water and electricity, including low consumption bathroom furniture, waterless urinals, rain collection, water treatment plant and efficient use of non-drinkable water. HSBC claim that the building will consume 55% less water and 40% less energy than comparable structures. [HSBCworld, June 2006, p10-11]

Credit Transforms to Mexico

Credit Transforms to Mexico is a mural which was unveiled by President Fox and Sandy Flockhart in the reception area of the building.

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In common with other HSBC head office buildings, the HSBC Tower has a pair of bronze lions guarding the main entrance. These are copies of those which have stood outside the HSBC Hong Kong headquarters building at 1 Queen's Road Central since 1935.

Key facts

*Height - 136 metres or convert|450|ft|m.
*Office space - 40,000 square metres or 430,000 square feet.
*Floors - 12 parking levels and 23 office levels.

ee also

*HSBC
*A list of other towers named HSBC Tower

Notes

External links

* [http://www.hsbc.com.mx/ HSBC Mexico]
* [http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=7794 HSBC Tower entry at skyscraperpage.com]
* [http://www.gicsa.com.mx/ficha.cfm?id=31&cat=3 HSBC Tower entry at gisca.com.mx]


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