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( Torre Insignia (also called Torre Banobras and the Nonoalco Tlatelolco Tower) is a building designed by Mario Pani Darqui which is located on the corner of Avenida Ricardo Flores Magón and Avenida de los Insurgentes Norte, in the Tlatelolco housing complex in Cuauhtémoc in Mexico City.

At its completion in 1962, the tower became the second tallest building in Mexico after the Torre Latinoamericana. The tower is not currently in use and is being renovated. It is the tallest building in the Tlatelolco area and the third highest in the Avenida Insurgentes.

The world’s tallest carillon is located at the top of the Torre Insignia skyscraper in Mexico City.

Gifted by the Belgian government to Mexico in the early 1960s, the bells that form the carillon were cast by the Verdin Company and arrived via boat in 1963.

The building housed the headquarters of Banobras. The building has a triangular prism shape and was built with a reinforced concrete frame. It has been remodeled at least twice and is one of the most important buildings in the city, besides having the tallest carillon in the world; there are 47 bells made by Petit & Fritsen.

Even as the decades went by and the tower remained abandoned, the carillon was played on special occasions, including concerts in 2002 and, perhaps the last one, in 2014.

Torre Insignia’s height is 127 m and it has 25 floors. The skyscraper's total floor area is 22,033 square meters, with 7,716 square meters surface. The building has become an icon of Mexico City and especially the Avenida Insurgentes Norte. The logo of the station of Metro Tlatelolco carries the silhouette of the building.

According to Wikipedia

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