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Mexico City’s architectural treasures:A resident photographer’s list

United Kingdom Architecture News - Feb 16, 2015 - 10:16   5316 views

Mexico City’s architectural treasures:A resident photographer’s list

photography by Zaruhy Sangochian;Mexico City's skyline includes famed buildings such as the Latin American Tower (second from left), the Palace of Fine Arts building and the many Tlatelolco apartment buildings.
This is a city for the bold, for those who love art, architecture and adventure and are open to its beautiful chaos.

At first glance, the capital — also known as DF for its "Distrito Federal" administrative designation — may seem like a concrete oasis. But dig a little and you'll find a treasure trove of styles: colonial-era buildings such as the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, the majestic Palacio de Bellas Artes, which took 30 years to complete, and Modernist buildings such as the Torre Latinoamericana.

The skyscraper is a favorite of architect and photographer Zaruhy Sangochian. "It will never go out of style," said Sangochian, whose Instagram account has become a virtual architectural tour of the city......Continue Reading

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