Daily Archives: June 22, 2007

Friday News and Articles

“Now being marketed for sale at $34 million, the site of the scrapped Ice 1 condominium tower has received the permit for a 201-unit project on two acres in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood.” Article requires paid subscription with the Daily Business Review.


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Hines Once Dominated the Miami Skyline

Houston-based Hines has developed world class projects in twelve countries and four continents. The firm’s project portfolio boggles the mind in its use and design versatility. For 19 years two buildings dominated the Miami skyline. Both were built by Hines:

Images: Wachovia Tower (left) and Bank of America Tower (right)

  1. The Wachovia Tower (764 ft. in height), formerly the Southeast Bank Center and the First Union building.
  2. The Bank of America Tower (625 ft. in height), formerly the Centrust tower.

These two buildings were the lone icons in the Miami skyline for so long that it seemed that no others would ever eclipse them. In 2003, NY-based Millenium Partners MDA, finally did it with the Four Seasons Brickell.

Hines has built other less notable developments locally and has decreased Miami development activity. Still, the Wachovia and BOA Towers stand as leviathans in the skyline. They remain the most photographed buildings in Downtown. The Wachovia and BOA towers are synonymous with Miami, and ironically, the city owes a Houston-based firm for that.

Here is a directory of Hines developments all over the world

Hines in the news:

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Fresh Map


Image: The compass 

On the map of online communities, bloggers are on the Blogipelago where intellectuals like to focus on real life.

Don’t forget to look at the compass and zoom in to get a closer look

Via – Strange Maps


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