Height: 43 floors (514ft)
Developer: Leviev Boymelgreen Developers
Other Firms: Majestic Properties
Architect: Fullerton Diaz Architects
Address: 3100 Biscayne Blvd.
Analysis: This glassy modern-looking mixed used building marks the continuation of LB’s ambitious Miami plans. Although not as ambitious as the Marquis, another LB project, this interesting development does mark an important change in the high rise development patterns of Uptown. The vast majority of high rises in Uptown have been proposed or built east of Biscayne Blvd. This development indicates a departure from that and is not the only highrise proposed for the area west of the Boulevard. However, it was one of the first be proposed there aside from the monumental Midtown Miami project with its various phases. It can be argued that were it not for Midtown Miami, LB would not have ventured west of the Boulevard. This indicates an influence that will likely continue what is fast becoming a clear pattern of western high rise development in Uptown. A healthy one I might add. The design of the structure is aesthetically pleasing with an emphasis on glass versus concrete. Its vertical lines are sharp and the building lacks curves. Still, it is relatively tall, is sreading urban density west, and appears to be an elegant addition to the skyline.