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Reforma 222


Reforma 222 is, for visitors, mostly a rather chic shopping center. With three levels of retail shops, one can be forgiven for hardly noticing the three towers. Two are residential. The third is an office complex.

The complex was designed by architect Teodoro González de León, and civil engineer Beatriz Medina Sosa. González de León is best remembered for the MUAC Museum on the UNAM CU campus. His Museo Rufino Tamayo is much closer.

The Reforma 222 project began in 2004. It officially opened in 2008. Since then, it’s grown into the weighty center of the Zona Rosa though it’s obviously an important spot on the Paseo de la Reforma.

The towers are believed to have the deepest foundations ever for Mexico City. These were excavated to almost 100 meters. For residents, there is a gym and theater. But visitors mostly take to the handful of good retail shops. A number of restaurants seem to do steady business in the location, too.

For strollers along Reforma, the complex has provided a welcome place for a break. With a good variety of coffee shops and places to sit, it’s an unmistakable landmark. And the position on the city skyline is worth taking note of too.

Turibus RoutesThe Turibus Historic Center Circuit stops on the esplanade to the immediate north of the building, outside the  entrance on Paseo de la Reforma.

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