The Latin American Tower is a skyscraper located at the corner of the streets Madero and Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas in the Historic Center of Mexico City.
The tower has a large Latin American history from before the conquest was where it was first the home of animals tlatoani
The tower was created to house the insurance company La Latinoamericana Seguros S. A.
The tower won worldwide reputation as a strong earthquake resisted the July 28, 1957, of magnitude 7.7 on the Richter scale, thanks to its steel frame construction and deep piles, which were necessary given the frequency of earthquakes in Mexico City, and the muddy soil composition that makes difficult the construction on that land. This feat earned him recognition by receiving the award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (American Institute of Steel Construction), being the tallest building ever to be exposed to a huge seismic force, as attested by inscriptions in separate plates the lobby and balcony of the building. However, his biggest test came during the earthquake of September 19, 1985, where the tower safely withstood a maximum record of 8.1 degrees on the Richter scale, whose approximate length is just over 2 minutes.
Poems found in the tower included a museum showing since before it was built, the beginning and the terrible photos of 1985 where it is possible to hear a speaker telling known what happened besides see a seismograph old and a former company contract insurance.