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The Sky will be the first legitimate skyscraper in southeast Mexico. Photo: Courtesy

A Mérida-based real estate development firm announced that it will begin building southeast Mexico’s first skyscraper in June.

The mega-project will come with a price tag of 1.8 billion pesos (US$91 million), and will be located at kilometer 30 on Mérida’s Periférico Norte, northwest of City Center, said Sky Capital.

According to the developer’s website, the structure known as The Sky will take 28 months to build and will stand at 160 meters, with 36 floors and six parking levels. The total area of the complex will cover over 35,000 square meters and will include residential areas, office spaces, shopping areas, an executive sky lounge and restaurants.

Although work has not yet begun, billboards and banners advertising the project were placed at the construction site months ago. 

In an interview with El Financiero, Sky Capital co-founder Roberto Serrano, called The Sky the most ambitious development Yucatán has ever seen. The skyscraper is also slated to boast smart technologies to maximize efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. 

Serrano was bullish on Yucatán’s future, predicting a positive economic environment for the next six to eight years in the housing, commercial, hotel, health, and tourism sectors.

“So we will focus on always offering a line and product that meets the demands of the city’s growth,” Serrano told Inmobilaire.

The Merida-based architecture firm Seijo Peon provided a rendering that indicates a flat-fronted glass building, diagonally divided on its side, towering over traffic from a south-facing slope on a section of highway loop that surrounds Yucatán’s capital.

The same architect and developer teamed to build the Skycity complex in San Ramon Norte.

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