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Tallest tower in Latin America built with Cemex’s Vertua lower-carbon concrete

Cemex is supplying a specialty mix of Vertua concrete products for the construction of Rise Tower in Monterrey, Mexico, which is expected to become the tallest tower in Latin America at a height of 475 meters and 100 stories.

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Rise Tower will be the tallest skyscraper in Latin America and is being built with Cemex´s Vertua concrete. (Photo: Business Wire)

Rise Tower will be the tallest skyscraper in Latin America and is being built with Cemex´s Vertua concrete. (Photo: Business Wire)

Led by the renowned real estate developer Inmobiliaria Ancore, this project aims to achieve the highest standards of sustainable construction and become the tower with the most environmental certifications in Mexico. Rise Tower will seek LEED, WELL, Green Globes, bEQ, and NMX-164 certifications.

“We’re honored to be working on a project that will establish the new standard for sustainable high-rise construction in Latin America,” said Ricardo Naya, President of Cemex Mexico. “Cemex brings vast experience in sustainable construction, providing lower-carbon building materials, lower-waste practices, and zero use of potable water in our concrete production.”

Given the magnitude of the project, Cemex will provide a special concrete pouring system to reach high altitudes, offering high-strength products and advanced technologies to provide the highest levels of safety, promptness, consistency, and efficiency.

Helping to address the city’s environmental challenges, Cemex has eliminated the use of potable water in its concrete production, and it is prioritizing sustainable construction practices for the building’s construction. Rise Tower, expected to be completed in 2026, is part of a complex that integrates several mixed-use areas, including residential and office spaces, a hotel, stores, and green areas.

Cemex’s Vertua family of products offers a specialized portfolio of sustainable, high-quality construction products through its five specific and measurable attributes: lower-carbon, energy efficiency, water conservation, recycled materials, and design optimization. Vertua is a part of Cemex’s Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO₂ company by 2050.

About Cemex

Cemex is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. Cemex is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. Cemex is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the help of new technologies. Cemex offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience enabled by digital technologies. For more information, please visit:

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