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Miami Skyline – City of Magic

Posted by Jae on January 10, 2009

Miami Skyline

Miami Skyline

Aventura (Suburb of Miami)

Aventura (suburb of Miami)

Miami Beach (suburb of Miami)

Miami Beach (suburb of Miami)

Sunny Isles Beach (suburb of Miami)

Sunny Isles Beach (suburb of Miami)

Miami, the center of a 5.4 million metropolitan area and home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, largest volume of cruise ships in the world, and the National Hurricane Center, has 4 distinct skylines in its area (the expansive Downton/Brickell skyline which is filled with financial centers or condo/hotel skyscrapers, the residential or resort skyscrapers of Miami Beach, the newer skyscrapers of Sunny Isles Beach, and the mostly residential skyscrapers of Aventura.)  Due to its proximity to Central and South America, Miami serves as the North American headquarters for almost all Latin American operations in the USA and Canada.  (Unfortunately, Miami is also one of the poorest cities in the USA with having the 3rd highest incidence of family incomes below the federal poverty line and one of the very few cities in the USA where its local government went bankrupt in 2001.  But thankfully, Miami was ranked as the 3rd richest city in the USA by 2008.)  Overall, Miami was ranked as the 32nd greatest city in the world!

Miami is home to the 70-story Four Seasons Hotel Miami (tallest in Florida), which rises 240 m in the city’s Brickell district. Miami is currently going through its largest building boom in the city’s history. In what is being dubbed a “Manhattanization wave”, there are currently nearly 60 structures proposed, approved, or under construction in the city. The city is the site of 27 completed skyscrapers over 152 m tall, with 6 more under construction. By 2010, Miami is expected to have one of the largest skylines in the world (3rd in the USA.) The two tallest developments currently taking place in Miami are One Bayfront Plaza and the Empire World Towers I & II. One Bayfront Plaza is a 320 m recently approved super tall skyscraper, scheduled to be completed in 2015 (this would rise higher than the Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta to become the tallest skyscraper in the United States outside of New York City/Chicago.) The Empire World Towers I & II are two twin towers proposed for construction to rise 312 m in height and would become the tallest twin towers in the United States.

Aerial View of Miami

Aerial View of Miami

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4 Responses to “Miami Skyline – City of Magic”

  1. carlos said

    dated pics of dowtown area, maybe 3 plus years old. A lot of condo/high rises missing or barely under contruction in your flicks. Probably at least 10 more buildings have been completed that are not shown

    • Jae said

      if any more recent and/or better pics are available for any of these skyscrapers or skylines send them my way if I can post them

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