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Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:17

1,000 Foot Bay Front Tower in Miami Proposed

In late November, a Miami developer announced his plans for an observation and amusement tower on the Miami bay front. The tower, referred to as the SkyRise Miami tower, would be 1,000 feet tall and include dining, observation decks, a ballroom and an assortment of amusement attractions. The building is designed as two structures attached at the top through a curve giving it a hairpin-like appearance. This unique design, which is open in the middle, allows the structure to withstand hurricane force wind.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced Tuesday that One World Trade Center is now the tallest building in the United States, at 1,776 feet tall. Previously the tallest building honor went to the Willis tower in Chicago, IL, which stands 1,451 feet tall. The debated issue was whether or not the mast atop the new WTC building should be counted toward the architectural height. The council decided that since the 408 foot spire is a permanent architectural fixture, and not used for technical purposes, its length would be added to the total height of the building, therefore making it taller than the Willis Tower.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Upon completion, the 369-meter tower will be the 26th tallest building in the world and one of the top ten tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates. Arabtech construction, the same company that built the Burj Khalifa, was awarded the contract on Wednesday to build the 23,000 square meter building.  The tower plans include 18 floors of office space, a 350-room hotel, 180 luxurious apartments, and 9,008 meters of retail space.  Construction will begin this month and is expected to be finished in May 2017.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 06 November 2013
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