One Bayfront Plaza
One Bayfront Plaza is a skyscraper approved for construction in the U.S. city of Miami, Florida. If completed, the building would stand at 1,049 feet (320 m), with 80 floors. One Bayfront Plaza would primarily consist of offices, but also would include a retail mall on the lower levels. The entire project consists of over 2,000,000 square feet (200,000 m 2) of Class A office space. One Bayfront Plaza is the first skyscraper over 1,000 feet (300 m) to be approved in Miami. One Bayfront Plaza is a part of the 100 South Biscayne complex. The development is also planned to include an adjacent 850-room hotel tower referred to as One South Biscayne II. Both buildings in the complex have a scheduled groundbreaking in 2011, and will likely be completed by 2015.

One Bayfront Plaza was originally proposed as a 1,180 feet (360 m) office and hotel tower. The design included 2,100,000 square feet (200,000 m 2) of office space, a 650-room hotel and a 3,000-lot parking garage. However, due to the height limits for buildings in downtown Miami and the possibility of interference with aviation traffic going into and coming out of Miami International Airport, it was unlikely that the building would be approved for construction with the proposed height. In July 2007, a revised design of the building was released. The new design scaled back the height to 1,049 feet (320 m), but the floor count of the building remained at 80. The major feature of the new design was the incorporation of a separate hotel building to be located adjacent to the tower. The revised design was subsequently approved by the City of Miami on July 25, 2007.

Design and location
One Bayfront Plaza will be located at a waterfront site along Biscayne Boulevard, overlooking both Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park. The new design of the tower incorporated fluid dampers used to absorb wind gusts and create energy efficiency for the skyscraper. The groundbreaking of One Bayfront Plaza is scheduled to take place in 2011. The late construction date is mostly because a 21-story building, One Biscayne Plaza, already exists on the 100 South Biscayne site, and must be demolished before construction can begin. The Florida East Coast Realty Group, the building's developer, estimates that the building will take no more than 3 years to complete, with an estimated opening sometime in 2015.

With a planned height of 1,049 feet (320 m), One Bayfront Plaza will likely become the tallest building in Miami upon completion. The tower is also the only building planned to rise over 1,000 feet (300 m) that has ever been approved in Miami. One Bayfront Plaza would surpass the 789-foot (240 m) Four Seasons Hotel Miami, which is currently the tallest building both in Miami and the state of Florida, by 260 feet (79 m).

100 South Biscayne II
100 South Biscayne II is the name of the proposed hotel tower that would be located adjacent to One Bayfront Plaza in the 100 South Biscayne complex. The tower is planned to rise 251 meters, and would consist of an 850-room hotel with a 112,000-square-foot (10,400 m 2) convention center. 100 South Biscayne II was approved on July 25, 2007, and groundbreaking is scheduled to take place in 2011.


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