On the Horizon: One Bayfront Plaza

April 20, 2009

Site activity is now underway at One Bayfront Plaza, a $2 billion development in downtown Miami that will comprise a 70-story mixed-use tower. At 1,049 feet, the One Bayfront Plaza tower is poised to be the tallest building in Miami, (7th in the United States), and 28th tallest in the world.

Unique to the tower will be its steel structure with fluid dampers to absorb wind gusts. Adjacent will be a 43-story hotel—the first to be built north of the Miami River in 25 years. Together, the project will total 4 million square feet. TERRA Architecture and developer Florida East Coast Realty (FECR) are expected to pursue LEED Silver certification for the buildings. One Bayfront Plaza will also feature the fastest high-speed elevators in the country, ascending at a rate of 2,000 feet per minute. Once completed, One Bayfront Plaza will yield 2 million square feet of premier office space and 112,000 square feet of retail space. The four-star convention hotel will house 850 rooms and 120,000 square feet of exhibition and banquet facilities. “State-of-the-art, truly green buildings are emblematic of the future of this forward-thinking city,” says Tibor Hollo, FECR chairman and president. “One Bayfront Plaza will be a signature building that will rival NYC landmarks and set a new standard for development in Miami.” For more information, visit www.fecr.com or http://terraarchitecture.net.

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