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Hadid-Designed FL Skyscraper Now Complete

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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The first and only residential skyscraper in the United States designed by architect Zaha Hadid, Miami's “One Thousand Museum,” has recently reached completion, according to officials.

As a result, the luxury skyscraper has received its Temporary Certificate of Occupancy, and closings have officially commenced.

Building the Structure

Construction for the residential tower began in August 2015 and involved 10,000 cubic yards of concrete just for the foundation. According to designboom, between August 2016 and December 2017, an average of one floor was poured and completed every eight days.

Taking on both gravitational and lateral loads, the structure’s exoskeleton was constructed onsite, using 4,800 prefabricated glass-fiber reinforced concrete components. The materials not only increase the building’s overall rigidity, but were also used as a permanent framework and remain cast within the structure as well.

In using this method of construction, fewer supporting columns were needed and no additional bracing elements were required, enabling architects to design some residencies with full panoramic views of the city.

By February of the following year, the 62-story tower officially topped out, complete with the city’s first private helipad. In August, the project received a Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute HONORS Design and Construction Award, which was submitted by DeSimone Consulting Engineers.

The Design

While the initial design was overseen by Zaha Hadid, developers Louis Birdman, Gilberto Bomeny, Gregg Covin, Kevin Venger, Regalia Group and New York-based Plaza Construction were the ones to ensure Hadid’s forward-thinking designs were properly carried out.

Beginning with the exterior, a curving exoskeleton weaves over glass facades and terraces, giving the structure its nickname, “The Scorpion Tower.” The 709-foot-tall tower houses 82 residential units, a two-story aquatic center, private movie theatre, private dining, spa and sky lounge. Overall, the available venues take up more than 30,000 square feet, according to the development.

Additionally, residents will also have access to a podium-raised outdoor pool, complete with parking and public restaurants.

Prior to the grand opening, One Thousand Museum announced a partnership with B&B Italia, Roche Bobois, Morada Furniture and Artefacto Home to curate staging move-in ready residencies. The designs included custom pieces intended to pay homage to Hadid, while other designs were inspired by Magic City, Italian-brand Morada Furniture.

The collection of turnkey residencies is expected to be released this summer. Once available, the four- to six-bedroom duplex townhomes, half-floor condominiums, full-floor penthouses and single duplex penthouses will range from $5 million to $20 million.


Tagged categories: Architects; Architecture; Asia Pacific; Color + Design; Color + Design; Commercial / Architectural; Commerial/Architectural; Completed projects; Condominiums/High-Rise Residential; Design; Design - Commercial; Designers; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Project Management; Residential; Residential Construction; Residential contractors; Zaha Hadid; Z-Continents

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