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Florida’s first supertall skyscraper is set to break ground in 2022

Tim Gibson

08 April 2021

FLORIDA’S first supertall skyscraper has officially launched, meaning prospective owners can now buy apartments in the 100-storey luxury residential building.

Designed by Carlos Otts in collaboration with Sieger Suarez Architects, the 320-metre high Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Residences is made to resemble a series of stacked boxes, each one slightly offset from the last.

The bottom three boxes will accommodate 205 hotel rooms, while the top six will have 360 residences with units starting at USD $1M for a studio apartment.

The residences come with the latest smart-home technology and many other concierge-type amenities including dining reservations, 24/7 room service, spa and fitness treatments, house car reservations, access to valet service, package delivery service and dog-walking services.

Other amenities include a resort-style pool deck with private cabanas and a specialty restaurant.

Once complete the Miami tower will be the tallest residential building south of New York City.

“The unique nature of this project largely comes from not only creating an iconic building but a distinguished sculpture that will permanently alter Miami's skyline with height and design never seen before,” Carlos Otts said in a press release.

“To fully evoke the feeling of transcendence throughout the property, we proportioned the floorplans and offset the cubes to provide viewers with the illusion that the building is even taller than it is,” added Charles M. Sieger, of Sieger Suarez Architects.

“We've captured views at Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami that residents and travellers have yet to experience in this city.”

The tower is being developed by PMG and the firm is optimistic that construction will begin in 2022, although that is dependent on sales.

“Miami has become a true global city, drawing in a high concentration of international buyers and travellers, as well as those domestically predominantly from the Northeast, Midwest and California,” said Ryan Shear, managing partner of PMG.

Miami has seen a recent skyscraper boom, becoming the United States’ third tallest skyline behind New York and Chicago - and 24th in the world.


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