Terra Architecture designs tallest tower south of Manhattan
Every major global city has a site with the potential and location to be that city’s epicenter; where the city’s most identifying landmark or trophy building should be found. One Bayfront Plaza is that site and will become Miami’s signature building. This premier location, located at 100 South Biscayne Boulevard, is situated at the south end of the widest section of Miami’s main thoroughfare, Biscayne Boulevard, overlooks both Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park.
The site encompasses two full city blocks containing approximately 100,000 sq ft of net lot area, is bounded by Biscayne Boulevard, SE 1st and SE 2nd Streets and SE 3rd Avenue. It is directly across from the main Metromover station and is one block from I-95 entrance and exit ramps. The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s current development map locates the property at the center of Miami’s downtown commercial core. It is the ideal location is for redevelopment of what will become Miami’s largest and most prestigious office tower. The project will rise 80 stories and will reach a height of 1,049 ft to the top of the decorative spire. The views will be unparalleled.
One Bayfront Plaza project will encompass approximately four million sq ft and will include more than 1,400,000 sq ft of Class 'A' office space in the main tower, and a 850 room hotel. Additionally there will be 125,000 sq ft of retail space and a parking garage with 2,000 spaces in the pedestal base that takes in two full city blocks.
The development will serve as a catalyst to attract new investment activity and is the ideal project in size, scope, location and amenities to attract national and international business. The office tower will have large open and flexible floor plates with 35,000 sq ft each. The floors will have spectacular direct bay views.
The 850 key, world class, full service hotel will be supplemented by 125,000 sq ft of banqueting and exhibition space to serve significant conventions and meetings as well as the needs of the office and the retail component. It will be the first new hotel built north the Miami River in 25 years. The project will also provide two full levels of premium retail mall space in addition to the ground level retail areas, for a total 125,000 sq ft of retail space. The project’s retail mall will also create a parallel destination for the 12 million annual visitors to Bayside Marketplace as well as for the more than 4 million annual cruise ship passengers.