Top 10 tallest towers in Miami
Miami is a major city within the US, incorporating some of the largest towers within America. We take a look at the top 10 tallest towers within the city, which contain luxury apartments, offices and shops.
1. Four Seasons Tower
Designed by Gary Edward Handel and Associates and Bermello Ajamil & Partners, the Four Seasons Tower was completed in 2003 at a cost of $280,000,000, becoming the tallest building within Miami.
The mixed use tower incorporates the hotel up to the 36th floor, in addition to luxury apartments up to the 70th floor.
2. Southeast Financial Center
Originally built at a cost of $180 million, the Southeast Financial Center was awarded LEED Gold in 2010.
At 765ft, the tower incorporates 53 floors for office use, but the first and second floors house retail stores, alongside the Miami City Club and parking.
3. Marquis Tower
Designed by architect Arquitectonia, the Marquis Tower is 679ft.
4. Wells Fargo Center
Built in 2010, the Wells Fargo Centre is 647ft high.
5. 900 Biscayne Bay
Unlike the majority of mixed use skyscrapers within Miami, 900 Biscayne Bay has become a residential build, incorporating 800 parking spaces.
Incorporating 63 floors, the 650ft tower comprises of luxury homes, in addition to retail shops and several eateries.
Designed by Key International and architect Revuelta Vega Leon, the 631ft tower comprises of three sections, all of which were completed by 2010.
7. Infinity at Brickell
Completing in 2008, the mixed use Infinity at Brickell tower is 630ft, incorporating over 50 floors. The tower was built by architects Adache Group and Borges and Associates.
8. Miami Tower
One of the most iconic towers within Miami, the build projects different colours to celebrate the holidays and seasons.
Also built by Arquitectonia, the Marinablue Tower is 615ft, incorporating 57 floors.
10. Plaza on Brickell
Completed in 2007, the Plaza on Brickell comprises of a retail centre and two towers within its build.
At 610ft, the tower is the 10th tallest tower in Miami.
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Hill Partnerships, Wheat Quarter revive Welwyn Garden City
Wheat Quarter and Hill Partnerships have entered into a construction agreement for the delivery of the former Shredded Wheat Factory buildings and public realm at the exciting Welwyn Garden City regeneration scheme.
The multi-million pound deal will bring about the sensitive refurbishment of Wheat Quarter’s Listed Production Hall, Listed Silos and Art Centre. Hill will also deliver the new Louis de Soissons Building and Bridge Community Building as part of a comprehensive single package deal. Welwyn Garden City is a town in Hertfordshire, approximately 20 miles from London.
Wheat Quarter Project Director, John West, said “We are delighted to have signed the construction agreement with Hill, who bring their quality, proven track record and delivery strength on board. Having created the platform for Metropolitan to be on site today delivering affordable housing on the south site, we hope to receive planning approval for our improved scheme on the north site in the coming months and start work later this year for the final phase of this landmark site.
“We have all endured a tough three years through Brexit and Covid. However after a lot of hard work, we are excited to be back to deliver this exceptional scheme with Hill as our delivery partners, who will use their skills and expertise in town centre regeneration to make the former Shredded Wheat Factory Buildings shine once again”.
Andy Hill, Chief Executive at Hill, said it was looking forward to working with Wheat Quarter to carefully restore and refurbish the iconic listed Production Hall, Silos and Art Centre and will use its "exceptional skills" in regeneration to ensure these landmark historic buildings and the new Louis de Soissons and Bridge Community Buildings, deliver excellent amenities for the benefit of the community, helping to revitalise and breathe new life into the centre of Welwyn Garden City.
Walter Cooper & Co assisted with the acquisition and disposal of land at Wheat Quarter to a range of developers. Working in conjunction with JLL, Walter Cooper has packaged the deal with Hill, which will see them build 150,000 sq ft of commercial buildings, creating hundreds of new job opportunities in the town. The Hertfordshire Mercury reports that the site could house 1,200 flats.
Towns and cities are working hard to reposition themselves in response to the pandemic and growth in online shopping.
Wigan Council has announced that Galleries25 – a joint venture partnership between Cityheart and Beijing Construction Engineering Group International – has been appointed as the Strategic Development Partner for the £130 million redevelopment of the Galleries Shopping Centre in Wigan.
Plans for the transformation of City Square in Leeds are set to take a significant step forward with the appointment of Leeds-based Re-form Landscape Architecture which will collaborate with Leeds City Council and other stakeholders on the scheme. The company’s concept for the new-look City Square is due to be fine-tuned over the course of the next year.
Startup Digital Urban is incorporating 3D digital modelling capabilities and satellite technology. It is the latest company to join the ESA Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK) at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory, and aims to take advantage of the support available in space and satellite technologies to further its commercial development.
Turn to page 70 of our June issue to read more on urban regeneration projects.