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Mega Skyscraper, World Trade Center, Proposed for Downtown Miami

A 935-foot skyscraper has been proposed for downtown Miami. It's dubbed "The World Trade Center of the Americas" (which isn't a sensitive and awkward choice of names at all), though there will more than trade going on there. The plan calls for a mixed bag of residential units, hotel rooms, and office space.

ITC Center Miami LLC and BH Downtown Miami LLC purchased 340 Biscayne Boulevard recently, which is currently the site of a Holiday Inn, and commissioned local firm Arquitectonica to design the 77-story tower.

According to the Next Miami, a lobby and retail space will sit at the bottom. Then there will be parking levels. Office space will take up stories 16 through 23. Ten floors of hotel rooms will start at level 27, with 100 rooms planned. Then 400 units of residential units will start on story 37 and go all the way top.

Not to be morbid, but who exactly would want to live in the upper levels of a giant tower that carries the name World Trade Center? Then again, it's not Americans who tend to buy condo units in downtown Miami anyway.

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The building would dwarf anything currently in Miami's skyline. The city's tallest building 780-foot Four Seasons. The WTCOA would be 146 feet higher.

Though, the under-construction Panorama towers in Brickell will top out at 822 feet. While the approved One Brickell City Centre will top out at 1,049 feet if/when built. The approved SkyRise Miami and One Bayfront Plaza would also top out at over 1,000 feet.

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