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Prize-winning architect reveals Miami tower

16 April 2013 No Comment

Developers have released the first images of Zaha Hadid’s residential skyscraper, known as 1,000 Museum Tower, architectsjournal.co.uk reports.

The architect, who has twice won the Stirling Prize, unveiled impressions of the 62-storey building, which will be situated on Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard, opposite the currently under construction Museum Park site.

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Image source via Curbed Miami

Skyscraper with a honeycomb-effect

It will comprise 83 luxury apartments, each of which will have 360 degree views of the city and coastline below. Naturally, they will come with a suitably luxurious price tag also; units are expected to sell for a minimum of £2.6 million each.

The skyscraper design features an almost honeycomb-effect rendering on its exterior, giving it a sophisticated appearance which is quite distinct from the neighbouring towers. The rendering tapers toward the top of the building in gentle waves, where it meets the rooftop helipad.

Aerial view of Downtown Miami

Those lucky enough to snap up one of the apartments will have at their disposal outdoor swimming pools, media rooms, libraries and ‘midnight kitchens’, not to mention the numerous fitness suites. The physical apartments, meanwhile, will vary in size from 11,000 square feet for a full floor unit, 8,600 square feet for a townhouse and 5,400 square feet for a half floor apartment.

The tower, which is Hadid’s first project in the western hemisphere, is expected to be completed in 2018, according to archpaper.com.

Author: Elizabeth Smythe    Date Written: 16 April 2013

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