Miami, once a poster child for car-induced sprawl, is becoming, surprisingly and thankfully, denser and more walkable. Take, for instance, CMC Group’s Brickell Flatiron: a planned 64-story condominium that’s on track to be the tallest all-residential tower south of Manhattan. The sky-high 549-unit luxury development is set to break ground this fall and offer panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, as well as state-of-the-art facilities complete with a 64th-floor Sky Spa.
Designed by Luis Revuelta, the Brickell Flatiron boasts curvilinear forms to accommodate spacious floor plans surrounded by full-height glazing. Although the glass tower isn’t the only tall building planned in Miami—there are 18 skyscrapers either underway or planned in the city—the CMC Group hopes to set their project apart by emphasizing a sense of community. Artist Julian Schnabel was brought on board to design the public spaces.
In contrast with the modern facade, the units will feature Renaissance-revival interiors that open onto wide elliptical terraces. All residents will have access to the Sky Spa that’s perched 736 feet above street level, which will includes rooftop pool, spa, and fitness center. The building will also offer therapeutic services; a 6,300-square-foot gym; a second 18th-floor lap pool; children’s area; screening room with theater-quality projection system; billiards and cigar room; and a wine room with climate-controlled lockers. Available residences include one to five-bedroom units, as well as a limited number of penthouse and duplex residences.
The tower will be located in the heart of downtown at 1001 South Miami Avenue, just steps away from restaurants, cafes, star cultural institutions, luxury shops and multiple public transit options. The project is slated for completion in 2018. Unsurprisingly, living in luxury at the Brickell Flatiron won’t be cheap—prices average about $750 per square foot.