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Despite only being half completed, the Brickell Center Tower in Miami is already the city’s most anticipated project.  The building is part of the $1.05 billion mixed-use project developed by Hong Kong based Swire Properties.  The development is Miami’s largest project at the moment.  The development is being completed in two phases with the first phase finishing in 2015 and phase II being completed in 2018.  The massive project will transform 9 acres along South Miami Avenue between Eighth and Sixth street.  Swire Prperties is building 5.4 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, retail and entertainment space.  There will also be 128,000 square feet of office space.  Brckell City Center is a source of pride for those involved in the project and many Miami residents see the development as a “symbol of urban sophistication.”

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  • Date occured Monday, 11 August 2014

Santa Clara’s city council unanimously approved the $6.5 billion City Place Santa Clara mixed-use development on Tuesday. The project will be built next to the San Fransisco 49ers new stadium, Levi’s Stadium, and will be constructed over the next 10 to 20 years. The approval from the city council allows Steven Ross’s development firm Related to begin the final planning phase. Santa Clara officials are excited by the development and look forward to getting a new downtown area after the city’s previous downtown was torn down in the 1950s and 60s.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States, and its goal is to help Manhattan’s underdeveloped West Side grow.  Once finished, the site will include more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space.  New York University is forming a partnership with Hudson Yard’s developers to collect data about the area’s residents and visitors. This will make Hudson Yards the first quantified community in the country. NYU would like to learn how New Yorkers interact with their urban environment in order to improve cities across the country.

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  • Date occured Friday, 25 April 2014