Zaha Hadid Designs a Skyscraper with an Exoskeleton for Downtown Miami
The building is slated for 1000 Biscayne Blvd, currently the site of a BP gas station just south of Ten Museum Park. According to Curbed Miami, Hadid's design sports a unique exoskeleton in order to do away with interior structural columns within apartment. The structure also somewhat obscures the building's balconies. The plans call for a 706-foot tower, with sixty stories.
Hadid, perhaps the worlds most celebrated female architect, is no stranger to Miami Beach. She winters for a few weeks each year in an apartment at the W South Beach, and is also the architect behind the plans for Miami Beach's next parking garage in Collins Park. One Thousand Museum would be her first residential tower in the United States.
Apartments would either come in half-floor or full-floor models, and prices would range from $900 to $1,400 per square foot. The Wall Street Journal points out that most condos in downtown sell for $500 per square foot, at most. Ocean-front units on Miami Beach tend to run $1,000 to $1,250 per square foot. The penthouse unit at One Thousand Museum might end up being priced as high as $50 million, an unheard of sum in the city.
Hmmm, that all sounds very commercial to us.
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