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Proposed Mexico City Skyscraper Would be Latin America's Tallest

Famed Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has been commissioned by Mexico City officials to design what would be Latin America's tallest skyscraper at 984 feet.  As the New York Times noted recently, however, the proposed “Bicentennial  Tower” is causing controversy among its future neighbors and city activists who are taking legal action.  If built, the 70-story tower overlooking the city's Chapultepec Forest would open in 2010 to celebrate Mexico's 200 years of independence from Spain.

This image depicts what Koolhaas has in mind.  (Photo: Office for Metropolitan Architecture)