National Geographic : 1996 Aug
BY M ICHAEL PARFIT PHOTOGRAPHSBYALEX WE BB As bold as the city that built it, the Lighthouse of Com merce shoots sky ward, eclipsing Monterrey's colo nial-era cathedral and its landmark, Saddle Mountain. A monument to entre preneurial spirit, the 230-foot-tall tower reminds all that industry shaped this community-and will see it through the current down turn. Many compa nies, in fact, are rebounding. "They were in a crisis in the '80s too, and they survived," notes a businesswoman. "They usually do."