US architecture studio Pelli Clarke & Partners has completed the Mitikah skyscraper, which is now the tallest in Mexico City.
Mitikah is a 267-metre-tall skyscraper in the Benito Jaurez neighbourhood of the Mexican capital that sits in a complex that includes mixed-use towers and shopping centres.
Near the historic neighbourhood of Coyoacán, the symmetrical, glass-clad tower rises from an urban fabric that comprises single-family homes and low-rises, so Mitikah is by far the tallest structure in the vicinity.
In order to better connect the 62-storey tower with the surrounding area, a series of canopies were included to create a graduated entry.
"We maintained the graduated entrance canopies on Churubusco and emphasized the sky-ground connection by creating a focal point in the heavens with a terminus to a notch on the north and south sides of the tower," said the studio.
"Torre Mitikah is the 'ventana al infinito' [window to infinity], that meets the human need to reach for the heavens. The tower is a landmark, an hito [milestone] that provides this connection".