May 16, 2020

Top 10 tallest towers in Miami

Marquis Tower
Southeast Financial Center
Wells Fargo Center
Four Seasons Tower
Catherine Sturman
2 min
Skyscrapers in the Brickell Key area in downtown Miami along Biscayne Bay
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 cit...

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.

6. Riverfront

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

Completed in 1987, the Miami Tower was designed by architects Pei Cobb Freed and Partners. At 625ft, the tower comprises of 47 floors.

One of the most iconic towers within Miami, the build projects different colours to celebrate the holidays and seasons.

9. Marinablue

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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Jun 15, 2021

Skanska secures $84m Portland Airport upgrade contract

Dominic Ellis
2 min
Skanska Hoffman joint venture wins Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure

A Skanska Hoffman Construction Company joint venture has signed a contract amendment with the Port of Portland for improvements to the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Skanska's share of the contract amendment is worth US$84M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter.

The amendment includes work on the Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion by 2025.

With annual travelers expected to climb to 33 million by 2045, the Terminal Core Redevelopment project is a vital expansion that ensures PDX will be able to serve the community well into the future.

Hoffman will install a new 9-acre large-span roofing system over the entire terminal core complex, build a 150-foot multi-floor addition between Concourses C and D, and add new pre- and post-security concessions.

The renovated passenger entry terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area when it opens in 2025. It is also replacing 16 old passenger boarding bridges plus equipment throughout the PDX concourses. Gate count is critical for PDX operation, so the team must coordinate with each airline to replace one bridge at a time. In addition, Hoffman is rebuilding and enlarging Concourse B. The project is targeting LEED Gold. 

Skanska USA recorded sales of SEK66 billion in 2020 and has about 7,600 employees in its operations.

In other recent developments:

  • Skanska has sold an elderly care home in Sollentuna outside Stockholm, for about SEK280M, to Altura and lease agreements have previously been signed with Nytida and Vardaga. 
  • The group has also divested a residential project consisting of rental apartments, senior apartments and a home for people with special needs in Malmö, to Bantorget Hyresbostäder for SEK300M.
  • Skanska has joined the climate initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that gathers countries and leading companies committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.
  • Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway.

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