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Height: Architectural 152.5 m / 500 ft
Height: Occupied 126.4 m / 415 ft
Height: To Tip 152.5 m / 500 ft
Floors Above Ground 34
# of Elevators 16


Official Name 1450 BRICKELL
Other Names Park Place at Brickell
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Miami
Street Address & Map 1450 Brickell Avenue
Postal Code 33131
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2010
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City Ranking #52 Tallest in Miami

Companies Involved

Owner Park Place [email protected] LLC.
Developer Rilea Group
• (not specified) Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates
Structural Engineer
• (not specified) DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) Steven Feller P.E.
Main Contractor Coastal Construction
Other Consultant
Façade Enclos Corp.
• Geotechnical Langan Engineering
• Marketing Schwartz Media Strategies

About 1450 BRICKELL

Employing a very three dimensional, sculptural solution to its shape, the building’s southern and eastern faces meet at a 75 degree angle; these two faces also inflect inward as they rise at approximately a two degree angle. In addition, irregular shapes which add to the building’s thrust towards the corner project out 1m (3ft). The overall effect is that of a prism, where the glass takes on characteristics of a solid element. This continues up the building, which reaches a pinnacle at the south east corner.

Constructed in an active hurricane region, the all-glass façade is capable of withstanding 67+mps (150+mph) winds. As such, it offers the best protection against hurricanes of any building in Miami. Achieving this required thicker glass (which was already laminated to begin with), stronger connections and extrusions, and more steel in the wind pressure “hot spots.” The glazing was tested repeatedly with a three-story mockup of the curtain wall. With the emergency generator backup system, the building has been designed to come through all but the very strongest storm undamaged, and being able to remain open for business immediately thereafter.

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