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Old June 21st, 2014, 11:46 PM   #81
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These have to be the ugliest American buildings built in the last 40-50 years. Even Dubai doesn't have anything this tacky.


You're just sour that this building would be the 3rd tallest in your city


DZH22, get a life and stop hating
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 12:05 AM   #82
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Thanks for weighing in on this one. I wish more of the Miami forum would venture out of the forum, but they seem to find the Miami forum interesting enough with all that's going on down here. As I said, I really don't care for Mediterranean Revival myself. In fact, there are lots of building around the world that others think are great architecture that I'm glad we won't see in Miami.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 12:27 AM   #83
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This rendering is actually called Florida Mediterranean Revival as an example of what the architecture looks like. As you can see from the rendering of Mansions at Acqualina and Acqualina next door, somebody decided to put it into a skyscraper. I wouldn't have done it myself because I really do not like the style. I prefer more contemporary designs, but I give the architect some credit for thinking outside the box and putting the style into a skyscraper.

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Location: Sunny Isles Beach (next door to the existing Acqualina Tower)


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Old June 23rd, 2014, 05:51 PM   #84
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Old June 24th, 2014, 02:40 AM   #85
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I went by the sales office of Mansions at Acqualina today and specifically asked the sales representative what style of architecture it was being done in. He said that Acqualina, the tower that is already completed, was Mediterranean based on classical Italian architecture. He said that Mansions at Acqualina was actually contemporary classical, so I looked it up and found this:

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These have to be the ugliest American buildings built in the last 40-50 years. Even Dubai doesn't have anything this tacky.
Read the above link and learn! That goes for you too, Juan Paulo

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Old June 24th, 2014, 08:14 PM   #86
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Read the above link and learn! That goes for you too, Juan Paulo
It's not ugly because of the style. It's ugly because of the execution. Notice how none of the buildings in your link have 3 clashing colors? They're all monotone, simple, elegant. The opposite of this tower. If you're colorblind I will forgive you. (in this case you would be lucky!)


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You're just sour that this building would be the 3rd tallest in your city


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3rd tallest, but #1 eyesore. We actually have 2 buildings coming that I think will both eclipse this (Millennium is 625' to top floor, but could be over 650' to architectural top).

Also, worth noting, but Boston has had a taller building than Miami since.... I don't know..... forever? Right now, while our current tallests are comparable in height, yours is a hot mess that needs a random bar across the top to gain those extra feet, while ours drips with class and is probably the greatest example of "minimalism" on the planet. It would be bar-none the best looking building in your city. (followed by SWFC or Wachovia or whatever you are calling it now, that's still a gorgeous tower)

So, guess I don't see why I would be jealous? We have arguably the best urban area in the country up here, top 3 walkability in North America and on pace for #1. We have an upcoming boom that offers substantial variety, quality, height (4 buildings on deck in the 600-700' range, with potential new tallests looming and a new mayor who wants it to happen) and harmonious integration with the existing urban fabric. We don't have all the towers in the park, or massive quantity of tacky/dull residentials with balconies, and we don't care.

So why did I comment at all? Frankly, because I'm ashamed that towers like this would be built in my country. I'm disgusted and I hope Miami holds itself to higher standards going forward..... But I'm not holding my breath.
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It's not ugly because of the style. It's ugly because of the execution. Notice how none of the buildings in your link have 3 clashing colors? They're all monotone, simple, elegant. The opposite of this tower. If you're colorblind I will forgive you. (in this case you would be lucky!)
It's just the tropical color palette. It's just the way it is here. It's just a reflection of the culture down here, just like a lot of the buildings in Dubai and China that people don't like are just a reflection of that culture. That's all.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 05:00 AM   #88
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And yet they sell out. Just like those Lucien LaGrange nightmares in Chicago, Trump's Pomo crap is very popular with buyers. Money can't buy taste...
Per the sales rep I spoke to the other day, it's 90% sold.
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It's not ugly because of the style. It's ugly because of the execution. Notice how none of the buildings in your link have 3 clashing colors? They're all monotone, simple, elegant. The opposite of this tower. If you're colorblind I will forgive you. (in this case you would be lucky!)




3rd tallest, but #1 eyesore. We actually have 2 buildings coming that I think will both eclipse this (Millennium is 625' to top floor, but could be over 650' to architectural top).

Also, worth noting, but Boston has had a taller building than Miami since.... I don't know..... forever? Right now, while our current tallests are comparable in height, yours is a hot mess that needs a random bar across the top to gain those extra feet, while ours drips with class and is probably the greatest example of "minimalism" on the planet. It would be bar-none the best looking building in your city. (followed by SWFC or Wachovia or whatever you are calling it now, that's still a gorgeous tower)

So, guess I don't see why I would be jealous? We have arguably the best urban area in the country up here, top 3 walkability in North America and on pace for #1. We have an upcoming boom that offers substantial variety, quality, height (4 buildings on deck in the 600-700' range, with potential new tallests looming and a new mayor who wants it to happen) and harmonious integration with the existing urban fabric. We don't have all the towers in the park, or massive quantity of tacky/dull residentials with balconies, and we don't care.

So why did I comment at all? Frankly, because I'm ashamed that towers like this would be built in my country. I'm disgusted and I hope Miami holds itself to higher standards going forward..... But I'm not holding my breath.

You have to be kidding me, we have more under construction in one neighborhood in Sunny Isles Beach then you do in your entire city so please with this boom you talk about, and on height you have had us beat by 1 foot but we have an 830' tower u/c so that ends that, like I've said before get a life and congratulate another American city that is actually experiencing a boom rather then some punk from some old little city that likes to talk about one
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Old June 27th, 2014, 04:34 AM   #91
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I've always been happy to see any American city booming. As I've said many times before now, I've been following booms across the country for 40 years now.
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Boston is experiencing a pretty big boom but is mostly low and mid-rises. Great architecture and urbanity improvements, though.

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I honestly don't think it's tacky for a city like Miami. Of course if this was built in the Northeast it wouldn't make sense and would look awful, but Miami is a city of bright colors and is considered the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America. I think it's appropriate that our high rises have a more tropical, bright and joyful look to them.
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I honestly don't think it's tacky for a city like Miami. Of course if this was built in the Northeast it wouldn't make sense and would look awful, but Miami is a city of bright colors and is considered the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America. I think it's appropriate that our high rises have a more tropical, bright and joyful look to them.
yeah I agree. It has a nice tropical vibe and suites Miami well enough.
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I personally don't like the Aqualina's. And I understand and LOVE Miami's design style. I think there is just too much of everything on these buildings. Too much color, too much decorative detail. Its like it tries to hard to bland too many different things. Just my 2 cents.
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I started to shoot that again today, but they hadn't made much progress on the crown. That is when I want to shoot it again.
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