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ArcelorMittal Mexico’s rebar used in the country’s tallest building

ArcelorMittal is providing custom made steel for the construction of Torre Reforma in Mexico City, which once completed will become the tallest skyscraper in the country.

The Lázaro Cárdenas plant is a key supplier for local construction company Cimesa, part of France’s Vinci construction company, which is building the 244-metre tower.

Torre Reforma is being built on the site of an old, historically significant mansion, which at first represented an architectural challenge that was likely to halt the project altogether, or at the very least cause delays. Thanks to our specifically designed 18m rebar, which was used in the building foundations, and to good planning on Cimesa’s part, the mansion was entirely relocated to the same premises, and incorporated into the Torre Reforma project.

ArcelorMittal Mexico is also supplying all the reinforcing steel and weldable bars for the construction of Torre Bancomer, also being built by Cimesa. Since the building will be submitted for LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) certification, extra care is being taken with the rebar to make sure they are as safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.

Cimesa is not the only major Mexican customer using ArcelorMittal steel for major infrastructure projects. Construction company and investor, Danhos, is currently building Torre Pedregal 24, a 25-floor, 120m tower. Torre Pedregal 24 is using ArcelorMittal’s new grade 52 rebar for the foundation work as well as one of the deepest underground parking lots in the world at 60m below ground level.

These ongoing infrastructure projects will allow ArcelorMittal Mexico to consolidate its presence in the national construction market, as well as its position as a supplier of choice for major infrastructure projects redefining the skyline of Mexico City.

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