Could 'Earthscraper' really turn architecture on its head?
November 7th, 2011
02:14 PM ET

Could 'Earthscraper' really turn architecture on its head?

A team of Mexican architects have designed a 65-story glass and steel pyramid to sit in the middle of Mexico City's most historic plaza. But, if it ever gets built, you won't see it anywhere on the skyline.

That's because it would be the world's first ever "earthscraper" - a 300-meter deep office and living space with ambitions to turn the modern high-rise, quite literally, on its head.

"There is very little room for any more buildings in Mexico City, and the law says we cannot go above eight stories, so the only way is down" explains Esteban Suarez, co-founder of BNKR Arquitectura, the firm behind the proposals.

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  1. T

    A window view of brown earth and rocks, etc.

    But the design is interesting and intriguing.

    It does remind me of the novel, the Time Machine's Morlocks who ventured below to survive the harsh times underground for centuries...for some reason.

    November 17, 2011 at 10:40 am | Reply
  2. Boland

    if you want a great view go outside, I'd be ok with not having windows if i had a PARK ON MY ROOF

    November 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  3. Greg

    "Aparments do not have a great view, and do not get great natural light. But our penthouse apartments, they also do not have a great view or get great natural light. Now leasing."

    November 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Reply

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