Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Costa Rica Related Events/Initiatives

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports
2 Aug 2018 – Tour Report
This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along waterfronts and other natural settings.
Torre Paseo Colón 2 Signboard Ceremony
25 Mar 2017, San José – Event Report
CTBUH joined Torre Paseo Colón 2 officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Torre Paseo Colón 2 as the tallest building in Costa Rica.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Costa Rica
23-25 Mar 2017, San José – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees was in Costa Rica for their twice annual meeting and to support a chapter event and a signboard ceremony for the country’s tallest building.
Costa Rica Group Discusses Sustainable Tall Buildings
25 Oct 2012, San José – Event Report
Victor Montero, the new CTBUH City Representative for San Jose, Costa Rica organized a forum to discuss tall building design and the challenges of local urban development.

Featured Tall Buildings in Costa Rica

Torre Paseo Colón

Torre Paseo Colón, San José

This two tower complex became the tallest buildings in Costa Rica when completed in 2015 and employs technology to resist damage in earthquakes.

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Costa Rica Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Costa Rica, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Donor

Carazo Architecture Carazo Architecture
ARCH URB INTR

Participant

Bilco Costa Rica S.A. Bilco Costa Rica S.A.
CON
Edificar Edificar
MATR CON
Grupo Inmobiliario del Parque Grupo Inmobiliario del Parque
DEV PROP ARCH COST MRKT PMNG
IECA Internacional S.A. IECA Internacional S.A.
STRC SEIS
Van Der Laat & Jimenez Van Der Laat & Jimenez
CON

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CTBUH Costa Rica

2018 Global Walking Tour: Walking on Water Reports

2 Aug 2018, Tour Report – This year's 2018 Global Walking Tour explored the role of tall buildings along…

Torre Paseo Colón 2 Signboard Ceremony

25 Mar 2017, Event Report – CTBUH joined Torre Paseo Colón 2 officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard…

CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Costa Rica

23-25 Mar 2017, Event Report – The CTBUH Board of Trustees was in Costa Rica for their twice annual meeting and…

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Victor Montero

Chair

Victor Montero
Victor Montero Architects & Associates, San José

Ronald Steinvorth

Vice-Chair

Ronald Steinvorth
IECA International, San José

Rodrigo Carazo

Country Executive Committee

Rodrigo Carazo
Carazo Architecture, San José

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CTBUH Costa Rica Representation

Victor Montero

Chair

Victor Montero
Victor Montero Architects & Associates, San José

Ronald Steinvorth

Vice-Chair

Ronald Steinvorth
IECA International, San José

Rodrigo Carazo

Country Executive Committee

Rodrigo Carazo
Carazo Architecture, San José

Forms of Regional Representation
Roles, Responsibilities, and Benefits

Latest Tall Building News

Torre Universal Starts Construction in San José

Torre Universal Starts Construction in San José

18 Oct 2018, San José – Construction has begun on a 22-story commercial complex as part of San José’s TEC City…

Curridabat, Costa Rica’s 25-Story Tower XCALA in Final Phase of Construction Plans

Curridabat, Costa Rica’s 25-Story Tower XCALA in Final Phase of Construction Plans

7 May 2018, Curridabat – A 25-story, $30 million USD residential complex is in its final phase of construction…

San José Experiencing High-Rise Building Boom

San José Experiencing High-Rise Building Boom

9 May 2016, San José – Costa Rican cities across the Greater Metropolitan Area are experiencing a major high-…

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New 20-Story Residential Tower to be Built in Guatemala City
16 Oct 2018 – Guatemala City, Guatemala
A 20-story residential building called Niko 10 is planned for Guatemala City with a total estimated investment of US$7.5 million. The residences will include rooftop…
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Woman Dies After Falling Off 27th Floor of a Panama City High-Rise While Taking Selfie
16 Oct 2018 – Panama City, Panama
A woman experienced a fatal fall from the 27th story of the 100-200 Luxor Tower in Panama City, Panama while taking a selfie. Local authorities have attributed the fall…
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Despite Court Order, Excavations Continued at Mexico City Property
5 Oct 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico
Despite a court-ordered suspension of construction activity, excavations to build a 34-story tower continued at a site in Mexico City, which was only zoned for three-…
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Construction of Tegucigalpa Government Civic Center Reaches Halfway Mark
2 Aug 2018 – Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Construction of a government complex, which includes two 24-floor towers and a seven-level parking garage, has advanced to the halfway point. The project has an estimated…
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Hospitality Company Relaunches Panama City Hotel
10 Jul 2018 – Panama City, Panama
A major hospitality company has signed a management agreement to relaunch an iconic hotel in Panama City that has been operating as an independent property since March…
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Construction Underway on Mixed-Use High-Rise in Monterrey
27 Jun 2018 – Monterrey, Mexico
Construction has begun on a 40-floor mixed-use development in Monterrey. The project includes 42,000 square meters of office space, a 2,700-square-meter commercial area,…
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Investment Group Secures $20 million for the Construction of Millennium Plaza in San Salvador
12 Jun 2018 – San Salvador, El Salvador
A new project in San Salvador is receiving upwards of US$103 million, and will include a 24-story office high-rise. Known as Millennium Plaza, the development is located…
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San Salvador’s La Zona Rosa is Revitalized with New Projects, Including Century Tower
29 May 2018 – San Salvador, El Salvador
El Salvador’s Zona Rosa is getting seven new projects, including the Insigne Corporate Building, a 18-story office building that includes a co-working space and…
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New 62-Story Luxury Apartment and Office Building Announced for Panama City
24 May 2018 – Panama City, Panama
A new mixed-use project in Panama City will consist of 62 stories of luxury apartments, offices, retail and commercial space. The project is expected to cost $75 million…
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126-meter Residential Tower Proposed Near Mexico City
22 May 2018 – Huixquilucan, Mexico
A 36-floor luxury apartment complex in a Mexico City suburb is expected to complete by 2020. The gently rotating tower will feature 360-degree panoramic views for each…
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Work on Havana's Future Tallest Hotel Set to Begin in September
10 May 2018 – Havana, Cuba
Construction on what could become the tallest hotel in Cuba is set to begin in September. The building will rise to a height of 154 meters and 42 floors, and contain 565…
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Work to Begin on 57-Story Mexico City Skyscraper
24 Apr 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico
Construction of a 57-story skyscraper that will rival Mexico City’s tallest building will go ahead after facing seven years of obstacles and delays. Known as Reforma 432…
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Two-Tower Project Breaks Ground in Guatemala City
19 Apr 2018 – Guatemala City, Guatemala
An upcoming mixed-use development that includes two high-rises recently broke ground in Guatemala City. Known as “Quo,” the project will include towers of 16 and 17…
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Trump Casino Opening Sparks Panama City Property Market
27 Oct 2014 – Panama City, Panama
The opening of the largest casino in Central America is set to boost the real estate market in Punta Pacifica, the waterfront neighborhood of skyscrapers in Panama City.…
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Daredevils Create World’s Largest Urban Zipline in Panama City
13 Aug 2014 – Panama City, Panama
A group of adrenaline junkies has built the world's largest urban zipline - stretching a staggering 2,000 feet (610 meters) across a city. The zipline was attached to the…
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Two Meier Mexico City Towers Revealed
29 Jan 2014 – Mexico City, Mexico
Architectural firm Richard Meier & Partners announced its development plans for the Reforma Towers in Mexico City, a set that will include a 110-meter hotel and a 180-…
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Parachutes May be a New Means of Egress
8 May 2013 – Panama City, Panama
A Panamanian inventor has demonstrated a new parachute, which can open after just 100 feet (31 meters) to be used as an escape option for people in high-rise buildings…

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CTBUH Resources on Costa Rica

Featured Tall Buildings in Costa Rica

Torre Paseo Colón

Torre Paseo Colón, San José

This two tower complex became the tallest buildings in Costa Rica when completed in 2015 and employs technology to resist damage in earthquakes.

Costa Rica Facts

Population 4,814,144 (2015)
Area 51,100 km² • 19,730 mi²
GDP $74.09 billion (2015)
150m+ Buildings None Completed
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Global Ranking #60 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #3 in Central America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
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