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Old August 15th, 2006, 08:11 AM   #281
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Does anyone know what happened to the two 1100 footer Empire Towers? I also agree with the poster about Miami never surpassing New York's culture. Miami's culture is really only hispanic whereas New York has cultures from every part of the world. I moved only in January from Miami to Tampa and the city has already changed so much!

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Old August 15th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #282
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OMG, this would be PErfect for the CBD
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Old August 15th, 2006, 08:05 PM   #283
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^ This is the one (or something similar) that Miami needs to well and truly put itself on the map in my view. While it is true that Miami is enjoying a highrise boom of historic proportions, comparatively few of the projects going up are truly distinctive, let alone spectacular.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #284
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I love all the contruction in Miami and it is an exciting city, but I just wish they would have one new building that deviated from the modern architecture dictatorship that seems to exist there. How about something that harkens back to an earlier era for once?
"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood." -- Daniel H. Burnham
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Old August 16th, 2006, 10:30 PM   #285
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Met 2 (pictured on the right, below) should start construction soon according to Miami Today.

Work begins on Met 2 offices
By Marilyn Bowden
Groundwork is under way at Met 2, the office component of the Metropolitan Miami project downtown, with the start of vertical construction probable in six months.
"We have the site permit, which allows us to do foundation work up to the level of the top of the piles," said leasing representative Jack Lowell, vice chairman of Flagler Development Corp., formerly Codina Realty Group.
Site and foundation work, which requires another permit and would cover development of the ground floor, will be finished in about six months, he said, when developer MDM Group USA expects to have the full building permit in place.
"We are building regardless of whether we have a tenant signed or not," Mr. Lowell said. He said he expects the Met to field one of several large financial tenants looking for space.
The 47-story tower at 200 SE Third St. will house about 750,000 rentable square feet of office space, Mr. Lowell said, as well as a garage and a 376-room Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Completion is expected in early 2009.
The Met's major competitors are proposed office buildings at 1450 and 600 Brickell Ave., just across the Brickell Bridge. The 35-story, 585,055-square-foot 1450 Brickell, a project of Rilea Group, could make it to the market first, said leasing representative John Marshall, because it is a smaller building. Construction is expected to start there when a major tenant is signed.
A major use special permit has been granted to the Foram Group for a mixed-use project at 600 Brickell Ave., the first phase of which would be a 36-story tower containing 490,126 square feet of office space. The permit requires a construction start within two years. The second phase, slated for a 2011 start, would add another 463,483 square feet of offices.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 03:30 PM   #286
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How about this new 1180 foot tall tower (posted by umiami305 in the Miami forum):



A 70 Story Office Tower, reaching a height of 1,180 feet.
With 2 million plus of Class A office space and 650 room Hotel

LOCATION: 100 South Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131 tel: (305) 358-7710 - Phil Dahan ext# 107

Every major global city has a site with the potential and location to be that city’s epicenter; where the city’s most identifying landmark or trophy building should be found. One Bayfront Plaza is that site and will become Miami’s signature building.

This premier location, located at 100 South Biscayne Boulevard, is situated at the south end of the widest section of Miami’s main thoroughfare, Biscayne Boulevard, overlooks both Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park.

The site, encompasses two full city blocks containing approximately 100,000 square feet of net lot area, is bounded by Biscayne Boulevard, SE 1st and SE 2nd Streets and SE 3rd Avenue. It is directly across from the main Metromover station and is one block from I-95 entrance and exit ramps.

It is the ideal location is for redevelopment of what will become Miami’s largest and most prestigious office tower. The project will rise 70 stories and will reach a height of 1,180 feet to the top of the decorative spire. The views will be unparalleled.

One Bayfront Plaza project will encompass approximately four million square feet and will include 2,100,000 square feet of Class “A” office space in one tower, a 650 room hotel in a second tower. Additionally there will be 120,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage with nearly 3,000 spaces in the pedestal base that takes in two full city blocks.

The development will serve as a catalyst to attract new investment activity and is the ideal project in size, scope, location and amenities to attract national and international business. The office tower will have large open and flexible floor plates with 35,000 square feet each. The floors will have spectacular direct bay views.

The 650 key, world class, full service hotel tower, will serve not only the needs of the office and the retail component; it will increase the existing central business district hotel room inventory by more than 20%. This hotel component is obviously needed in the center core of Miami’s business district inasmuch as the last major hotel was developed in 1982. It will be the first new hotel built north the Miami River in 25 years.

The project will also provide two full levels of premium retail mall space in addition to the ground level retail areas, for a total 120,000 square feet of retail space. This is a key element as The Miami Downtown Development Authority projected a need for 400,000 additional square feet of retail space to service only the current downtown office and residential needs and One Bayfront Plaza’s retail component will provide 30% of that need. The project’s retail mall will also create a parallel destination for the 12 million annual visitors to Bayside Marketplace as well as for the more than 4 million annual cruise ship passengers.
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