Here is a list of terms and/or anagrams that you will often see here on the SSC Miami forums, for those of you who find yourselves wondering, "what they hay does that mean," I understand, so I am making this list to refer to, or add to as you come across terms you don’t know, or if I'm leaving some out you can tell me and ill add them
1.) SSC- SkyScraper City
2.) CBD- Central Business District
3.) BOA- Bank of America Tower (that would be the one that glows in the night Miami skyline photos)
4.) WPB- West Palm Beach
5.) SoBe- South Beach
6.) Best city ever- Miami
7.) Port Everglades- A large Ship Port located just south of Fort Lauderdale Beach Place
8.) Suburban Sprawl- Evil
9.) SoFla- South Florida
10.) FAA- The very evil, "Federal Aviation Administration," who seems to always destroy any hope us Floridians have of getting a tower over 900 feet
11.) High-rise Status- 12+ stories
12.) Skyscraper Status- 500+ feet
13.) Supertall Status- 1000+ feet
14.) EWT - Empire World Towers, two twin 100+ story, 1000+ foot proposed towers for 7th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, which probably will not get built because of the FAA. Like I explained above, though, their developers are trying to work out a deal that would reduce the height slightly but allow the towers to be built.
15.) NWT - New World Tower, a small 31-story building on NE 1st Street and Biscayne Boulevard that was built in 1965.
16.) ESP - Espirito Santo Plaza tower on Brickell Avenue and SE 13th Street
17.) FTL - The city of Fort Lauderdale.
18.) Port of Miami - The seaport located just east of downtown Miami which is the largest cruise ship passenger port in the world.
19.) MDT (or MDTA) - Miami-Dade Transit. Operates Metrorail, Metromover, and the Miami metrobuses. Along with the county and federal government, they are working to expand our transit system and improve the existing lines.
20.) Met 3 - The abbreviated form of the Metropolitan Miami Tower #3, which we have been awaiting for a long time. It has been approved at 828 feet and 76 floors, and will commence most likely between June and December of 2007.
21.)Met 2 and Met 1 - The two other towers in the "Metropolitan Miami" complex. Met 2 is definitely the better of the two in architecture and height.
22.) Biscayne Boulevard - The main north-south street north of the Miami River. Most of the very tall buildlings are located on or near it, along with the attractions and Biscayne Bay.
23.)Brickell Avenue - The main north-south street south of the Miami River. It runs through the heart of the Miami Financial District, and is home to such towers as the Four Seasons (794 ft, 70 floors), Espirito Santo Plaza (535 ft, 45 floors), Plaza on Brickell (twin towers, tallest is 610 ft), and the construction site of the Plaza on Brickell complex (1st tower=40 floors, 2nd tower=903 ft, 68 floors).
24.)Flagler Street - The main east-west street in Miami. It is the dividing line between streets named "Northeast"/"Northwest" and "Southeast"/"Southwest". It runs through the heart of the Central Business District (CBD), all the way from Brickell Avenue in the east to the far western suburbs in the west.
25.) BOR - Brickell on the River. This complex of two towers is near the south bank of the Miami River near Southeast 1st Avenue in Brickell. It is nearly brand new, as the first tower opened in 2005 and the second one has recently been completed but residents can't move in yet.
26.) PTP - Peoples Transportation Plan (Dade County)
27.) SFRTA - South Florida Regional Transportation Authority aka Tri-Rail
28.) vMiami21 - Rezoning plan for the city of miami miami21.org
29.) NIMBY - Not in my backyard
30.) YIMBY - Yes in my backyard
31.) BANANA - Build absolutely nothing anywhere near anybody
32.) DDA - Downtown Development Authority
Well I believe those are all correct terms, if I’ve left anything important out, or if I’ve made an error please tell me, otherwise enjoy. And any time you get an acronym correct due to this thread please give credit to me:nuts: