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Old October 18th, 2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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MIAMI | Ice - 1400 Biscayne | 200m | 651ft | 55 fl | Cancelled

Now owned by the Related Group, this site could see significant design changes...

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As envisioned by I.M. Pei architects:


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I.M. Pei's Old Firm Does Two 80s-rific Towers For Biscayne Blvd



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The firm of retired iconic 20th century architect I. M. Pei has designed two towers - a little one and a big one - for 1400 Biscayne Boulevard, just north of the Arsht Center, for spanish developers Espacio. Designed with lots of 45 degree angles, muted colors (is that a marble facade or exposed concrete). and a large slab-like form, the tower just screams.. well, it screams a few things. First, it's kinda Brutalist. Second, it's very 80s (like, oh yeah, the Miami Tower, that wedding-cake shaped building Pei built in Miami in the 80s). Third, there's a very 'Miami in the 80s' aspect about it. Is it not reminiscent of the Intercontinental?

To be built in two phases, the project will consist of a ten floor office tower rising to 173 feet, and a 65 floor residential/office tower of 651 feet, which sounds a bit low for 65 floors. Yes, the norm for a skyscraper is 10 vertical feet per floor, but what about mechanical, superstructure, and all that jazz? The lower building will be closer to the Arsht, so as not to overwhelm it. Plazas will face the buildings on two sides, and the garage and amenity deck will be pushed to the back, kind of hiding that tower-on-pedastal look typical of Miami.





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I would look nice in Los Angeles, but not Miami. It's too boxy and dull.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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Looks good. A bit fat from some angles, but it's simplicity makes up for it
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Posted on Thu, Oct. 18, 2012

Major Biscayne Boulevard projects near Arsht are approved

By Andres Viglucci
The Miami Herald

A Spanish developer’s plan for a major commercial and residential project on Biscayne Boulevard near the Arsht Center has been overwhelmingly approved by the city of Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board.

The board voted 10-1 Wednesday night in favor of Espacio USA’s scheme for a 12-story office and retail building and a separate 55-story residential tower on the 1400 block of Biscayne. The office building would face the Arsht’s opera house across Northeast 14th Street, but will stand at an angle so as not to block out the performing arts center.

The project represents a major modification of an existing development permit, originally approved in 2006, that would have allowed a far larger twin-tower development on the site, which occupies most of the block. Because it’s based on the existing approval, the new version does not require city commission approval.

Monday’s vote clears the way for Espacio, a subsidiary of a large Spanish developer, to begin construction of the office tower, the first phase in what the firm says will be a five-year project. Company officials say they hope to break ground early next year.
This answers the question about the height, earlier reports may have had the floor count wrong.
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Spain’s Real Estate Powerhouse Set To Build $435M Mixed-Use Project In Miami

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New name is Ice Biscayne

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Related Group Invests $57M for 2M S.F. Mixed-Use Project



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What's company is buying a parcel in Miami for $57M and has a name that sounds like cousins and aunts and uncles? Related Group.

The site, nestled in between downtown Miami, Wynwood and the Design District, links Edgewater to neighborhoods downtown. Their plans call for a mixed-use project with nearly 2 million s.f. of retail and luxury residential real estate.

Perhaps Related Group has the lucky charm in a different economic climate. They've been busy these days, what with closing on the second phase of Doral View with joint-venture partner Rockpoint Group to develop 360 luxury apartment units. They may fare better than other plans for the site. A couple years ago, Architect I.M. Pei had two towers--one small, one tall--in the works with the Spanish developers Espacio.

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Related has gone in an entirely new direction with Arquitectonica. The new name of their development is Auberge Residences: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...+1400+biscayne




This is one IM Pei office design that won't be built.
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