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    Default Miami

    Please feel free to post buildings of Miami in this thread.

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    Default Southest Financial Centre

    Southest Financial Centre, designed by SOM it is the most noticeable of
    the Miami Skyscrapers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLOZ Link5
    Met 3 have been scaled down. I wonder what the new renderings look like.

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    Miami is Florida's 2nd largest city and the largest metropolitan area in the state. Known as the Magic City it was originally settled by the Tequesta Indians thousands of years ago. Sparsely populated until the 1890s,a local landowner named Julia Tuttle persuaded Standard Oil founder Henry Flagler to extend his railroad to Miami & build a resort. Miami was incorporated on July 28, 1896.

    The city grew rapidly in its first 30 years until a hurricane and the Great Depression ended the real estate boom. Post World War II Miami prospered mainly on tourism. The 1960s brought an influx of Cuban immigrants. Subsequent waves of immigrants from the Caribbean, South America and Europe have changed the cultural, political and business climate of the city.

    Due to its diversity Miami has emerged as a major center of international trade and finance. Many multinational companies have based their Latin American headquarters in the city. A gleaming row of skyscrapers line Brickell Avenue, the heart of the city's financial district and home to many foreign banks and financial service firms.

    The Port of Miami is one of the largest cruise ship ports in the world as well as a major cargo container port in the US. While tourism plays an important role in the economy it is international commerce that truly makes Miami the Crossroads of the Americas.

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    Default Wachovia

    Southest Financial Centre a.k.a. Wachovia Building, or Wachovia Financial Center

    200 South Biscayne Boulevard
    Miami, FL

    Developer: Hines Interests Limited Partnership
    Architect: SOM
    Floor count: 55
    Erected: 1984

    Facts about the building.
    - The building has won the TOBY Building of the Year Award in 1990, 1996 and 1999, and in 1997 was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 50 best buildings in the United States.
    - Designed by the renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the building's unique design and towering height dominate the Miami skyline, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and City of Miami.
    - Located in the heart of the Downtown Business District, it is one block from I-95, and immediately adjacent to the Bayfront Park Metro.
    - In the immediate vicinity are several of Miami's best hotels, as well as a festive shopping center.
    - First Union was the largest (in floor area) and tallest building in Florida until completion of the Four Seasons Hotel, also in Miami.

    See picture above.

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    Rumor has it; a new proposed world tallest building is going to be erected in Miami. Can anybody comment on this?

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    The Met 3 looks pretty large...any info on floor counts and height?

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    Words tallest in Miami? Are you sure"?

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    Default Miami's Met 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolbster
    The Met 3 looks pretty large...any info on floor counts and height?
    Met 3, is going to be the tallest of all residential buildings in the world, and the estimated height is about 850ft not yet official. It is set to break ground by mid-05. Located in the heart of the Central Business District, it will be anchored by a Whole Foods Market and be neighbors with Miami’s second (soon to be third) tallest building, Wachovia Financial Center.

    The advertising does list it as the "tallest babe south of New York City".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolbster
    Words tallest in Miami? Are you sure"?
    Don’t know, but I’m baffled by this.
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    What surprises me about Miami is that it has a smallish population (around 380,000) for a city with such a huge concentration of tall buildings. Anyone care to explain why?

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    Default Florida Marlins New Stadium

    Miami-Dade County officials unveiled Wednesday a financing plan for a $420 million ballpark and parking garage for the Marlins that represents roughly a 50-50 public-private partnership and includes a variety of guarantee protections for the county and city of Miami.

    The non-binding agreement, which still requires the approval of the both the city and county commissions, could still run into trouble, if the state Legislature fails to grant the team a $60 million state sales tax rebate during this year's session or the $28 million set aside for acquiring land east of the Orange Bowl does not cover those costs.
    But Marlins, county and city officials told the county commission's Intergovernmental, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Committee Wednesday that they are far closer than they have ever been to finalizing a deal for a new ballpark that will keep the team in South Florida for decades. Officials are putting the finishing touches on an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will serve as a road map for full legal development plan.

    Marlins President David Samson said with local approval, "We go to Tallahassee with a completed deal. That's never been done before, not with the first ownership [of the Marlins], not with the second ownership."

    "I really believe this structure will allow us to go to Tallahassee and get a yay or a nay from them," Miami City Manager Joe Arriola said.

    The deal envisions a 38,000-seat retractable roof ballpark that includes 3,000 club seats, 62 suites and 4,000 lower cost seats, opening in 2008.

    Under the deal, the Marlins commit $192 million, mainly in future revenues to the project. The county has pledged $138 million in hotel bed and sports facilities taxes and the city would provide $28 million in tourist development taxes. The city will help oversee development of a $32 million parking garage expected to pay for itself through parking fees. The parties are hoping the state will grant the $2 million annual rebate over 30 years, which would provide a present day value of $30 million to cover the financing gap.

    The county and city will issue the debt to cover the majority of the financing with the team guaranteeing annual rent from annual guaranteed revenue streams, such as its television broadcasting contract.

    The Miami City Commission is scheduled to vote on the deal Feb. 24, with a county commission vote on March 1. The three parties will then lobby state legislators, who begin their annual session March 8, for the state sales tax rebate.
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    Default Everglades Hotel

    Everglades Hotel Gives Way to 49-Story Condo Complex
    By Marita Thomas
    Last updated: February 4, 2005 01:46pm

    MIAMI-Everglades on the Bay, a two-tower, 49-story, 849-unit residential condominium with 60,000 sf of retail, breaks ground at 244 Biscayne Blvd. next month. The 2.8-acre parcel is the former site of Everglades Hotel, a 72-year-old landmark that was imploded a week ago by 50 pounds of dynamite and 137 pounds of “steel-cutting” charges.

    Immediately following the implosion, site owner and condo developer, Aventura-based Cabi Developers, extended rights for disaster training drills to the city’s various fire, police, hazmat and other rescue workers. Jacobo Cababie, principal, declined to disclose an estimated construction cost for the project.

    “The revitalization [of] a piece of property that directly faces…Bayside Marketplace, cruise ships at the Port of Miami and Biscayne Bay is long overdue,” he says. With construction of this project, “we can begin to realize the bright future that this neighborhood has been anticipating.”

    Residential units will range from 550 sf to 2,100 sf and sell from the mid-$200,000s to just over $1 million. The second- and third-floor units are flats; the fourth- and sixth-floor units are two-story lofts, and one-, two- and three-bedroom units occupy the other floors, topped by penthouses. Phase I is scheduled for completion next year. George Mato of Aventura-based Marka-Tech Associates is the sales director. Andrew Dieringer of Turnberry Associates is leasing agent for the commercial space.

    Plans for the contemporary-style limestone and granite towers include an eighth-floor deck containing a pool, lap pool and bar overlooking Biscayne Bay; a 15,000-sf health spa; meeting room; billiard room; and business center. The retail space is accessible via a walkway through the center of the buildings on the ground floor, open to the public. The covered parking garage is hidden, and condo owners have assigned, valet parking. The architect is Coral Gables-based Fullerton Diaz.

    Loft units have floor-to-ceiling windows and 18-foot ceilings. Ceilings in the flats are 10 feet high. All units have DSL wireless cable, stainless steel appliances and marble master baths.

    Everglades on the Bay breaks ground next month.
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    Thumbs up Please don't be afraid to post Miami buildings in this thread.

    Look at this amazing find, click on this link
    and download the excel file at bottom,

    a rundown on EVERY project with heights, so many tall towers, infinity 2, lynx development. etc etc

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