Map Shows Which Miami Condo Buildings Are Most Threatened by Rising Sea Levels

Map Shows Which Miami Condo Buildings Are Most Threatened by Rising Sea Levels

Even as scientists continue reminding us that Miami is one of the most susceptible cities to the potential damages of sea-level rise, developers continue erecting shiny luxury tower after shiny luxury tower in the areas most threatened by rising tides. So EMiami Condos, a website that tracks condo development in the city, put two and two together to figure out which buildings are at the highest risk. 

The site gathered information from the FIU School of Journalism's Eyes on the Rise app. The app allows you to key in your address and find out how many feet of sea-level rise it would take for your home to be underwater. 

The map is divided into three color-coded zones. Red represents areas that are threatened with two feet of sea-level rise, yellow represents three feet, and blue represents four feet. 

Miami Beach and Key Biscayne have the most condo buildings that would find their lobbies underwater even if the level rose by just two feet. Edgewater, currently Miami's most booming neighborhood when it comes to condo buildings, also has several buildings that would be immediately threatened. 

Now of course you're thinking, When exactly is this expected to happen? That's the biggest debate among scientists right now, and no one has an exact timeline. 

"The answer could be sooner than 200 years from now or as long as 2,000 years," the authors of another sea-level rise mapping tool, released last year, said of peak sea-level rise. "Why the wide range? It is easier to estimate how much ice will eventually melt from a certain amount of warming than how quickly it will melt, which involves more unknowns. The same simple contrast would apply to an ice sculpture in a warm room." 

The 2014 National Climate Assessment predicted that sea levels could rise anywhere from one foot to four feet by 2100, but it left leeway that rise by then could be as little as eight inches and as much as almost seven feet. 

Scientists are also still trying to figure out how cuts to carbon emissions could curb sea-level rise. 

Which is to say none of these condos is at risk of being swallowed by the sea anytime soon, but don't assume the owners will be able to pass these homes on to their grandchildren. 

Here are the list of condos that would be swamped. 

Condos Affected by Two Feet of Sea-Level Rise

Miami Beach
Venetian Isle Apartments 
Island Terrace Condominium 
Costa Brava Condominium 
Alton Park Condo 
Mirador 1000 Condo 
Floridian Condominiums 
South Beach Bayside Condominium 
Portugal Tower Condominium 
La Tour Condominium 
Sunset Beach Condominiums 
Tower 41 Condominium 
Eden Roc Miami Beach 
Mimosa Condominium 
Carriage Club Condominium 
Marlborough House 
Grandview 
Monte Carlo Miami Beach 
Sherry Frontenac 
Carillon 
Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour 

Midtown | Edgewater
Quantam on the Bay 
Paramount Bay 
22 Skyview 
23 Biscayne Bay 
Onyx on the Bay 
Crimson Waterfront Residences 
Opera Tower 
Bay Parc Plaza 

Downtown
Marquis Residences 

Brickell
Emerald at Brickell 
Brickell Shores 
Bayshore Place 
Brickell House 

Key Biscayne
Key Colony 
Key Biscayne Beach Club 
Towers of Key Biscayne 
Oceana Key Biscayne 
Commodore Club South 

Coconut Grove
Port by Water Condominium 
The Mutiny 

South Miami
Deering Bay Condominiums 

Regular flooding on South Beach is just a precursor to more sea-level-rise chaos to come.
Regular flooding on South Beach is just a precursor to more sea-level-rise chaos to come.
photo by maxstrz via Flickr Creative Commons

Condos Affected by Three Feet of Sea-Level Rise (in Addition to Those Above

Miami Beach
Harbor House 
Carlton Terrace Condominium 
Bal Harbour Tower 
Bal Harbour 101 
Ocean Blue Miami 
Crystal Beach Suites 
La Force Palace 
The Casablanca on the Ocean 
MEI Condominiums 
Maison Paco 
La Rive Gauche 
Royal Embassy Condominium 
Design Suites 
La Costa of Miami Beach Condo 
Crystal House 
Thompson Miami Beach 
Faena House 
Mirasol Ocean Towers 
Club Atlantis Condominium 
A loft South Beach 
Roney Palace Condominium 
Shore Club South Beach 

Miami | Edgewater
The Charter Club on the Bay 
Paraiso BayViews 
Platinum Condominium 
Biscayne Beach Residences 
Riviera Towers Condo 
Starloft 360 Penthouse 
Unity on the Bay 
Cite Condominiums 

Downtown
Ten Museum Residential Condo 
1000 Museum Condo 

Brickell 
The Plaza 
The Bond Brickell 
Jade Residences 
The Palace Condominium 
Villa Regina 
Brickell Heights 
Camden Brickell 

Coconut Grove
Residences at Vizcaya 


Condos Affected by Four Feet of Sea-Level Rise (in Addition to Those Above

Miami | Edgewater 
IOS on the Bay 
Bay Park Towers 
Bayview Tower 
Harbor 29 Condominium 
Moonbay Condos 
630 NE 27th St. 
Bay House Miami Residences 
Club on the Bay 
New Wave Condominiums 
22 Biscayne Bay 
Biscayne 21 Condominium 

Downtown Miami
18 Biscayne 
Marina Blue 
900 Biscayne 
Epic Miami 
One Miami 

Brickell
Solaris
Commodore Bay 
Brickell Bay Tower 
1430 Point View 
Costa Bella 
Brickell Harbour Condominium 
The Palace Condominium 
Brickell City Center 

Coconut Grove
Grove Isle Condominium 
Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove 
Grove at Grand Bay 


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