Peninsula Tower
Mexico City
Height 164.3 m / 539 ft
Floors 51
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Peninsula Tower

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
On Hold
Never Completed
Competition Entry
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Under Demolition
Completed, 2014

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.


The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.


A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

Structural Material

Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.


Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

164.3 m / 539 ft
To Tip
164.3 m / 539 ft
160.7 m / 527 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

Tallest in Mexico
Tallest in Mexico City
Tallest Residential Building in North America
Tallest Residential Building in Mexico
Tallest Residential Building in Mexico City
Tallest Concrete Building in North America
Tallest Concrete Building in Mexico
Tallest Concrete Building in Mexico City
Construction Schedule

Construction Start



Residencial Peninsula Santa Fe
Teodoro González de León
Structural Engineer
Luis Bozzo Estructuras y Proyectos S.L.
MEP Engineer
Ingenieria y Controles Coyoacán; Instalaciones De Aire S.A. De C.V.; Instalaciones Planificadas S.A. De C.V.
Anteus Constructora
Desarrollo Aluminero Lea; JOOFarrill M Arquitectos S.A. de C.V.


ATG Ingenieros S.A. de C.V.


4 Estaciones




About Peninsula Tower

The Peninsula Tower is a residential skyscraper located in Santa Fe, an urban development west of Mexico City with apartment floors, a two-level penthouse, and a roof garden and heliport. Three additional floors house amenities such as a pool, spa, gym, and projection room.

While basically a rectilinear building, the tower breaks up its mass by way of concrete diagonals set in different positions on each of the four facades, creating a dynamic effect that accentuates the tower’s verticality. The glazed envelope of the building is set back 1.27 meters from the surface of the chiseled white concrete perimeter columns, providing shadow interplay for exterior visual interest and solar glare protection for the interior. In a highly trafficked but still developing built-up area, characterized by underdeveloped streetscapes, and somewhat generic outposts of global franchises and glass-box high-rises with blank podiums or mirrored facades, this building sets a high bar for peers that would follow.

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