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Miami's Only LEED Gold Tower Can Withstand 300mph Winds!

by , 09/02/10


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Located in Miami’s Brickell Financial District, the new tower hosts over 582,000 sq ft of leasable ‘class A’ space. And unlike most buildings in the Miami area, the new Brickell building features large-missile impact resistant glass up its entire facade, protecting the entire building from winds of up to 300 mph, and making it one of the nation’s most wind-resistant office buildings.

With energy and water efficient design, the new tower is placed well ahead of the curve, especially when compared to buildings of a similar size built to code. And not just an end product of eco-friendly nature, measures were taken to keep things green from the offset – over 70% of construction waste was recycled and 40% of the building materials come from within 500 miles of the site. The building also provides preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles, and bike racks complimented with shower facilities also help encourage employees to create an eco-friendly commute.

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