Miami United States
Height 152.53 m / 500 ft
Floors 34
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Park Place at Brickell

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
On Hold
Never Completed
Competition Entry
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Under Demolition
Completed, 2010

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.


The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

Structural Material

Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.


Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

152.53 m / 500 ft
To Tip
152.53 m / 500 ft
126.39 m / 415 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

Tallest in Miami
Tallest Office Building in North America
Tallest Office Building in Miami
Tallest Concrete Building in North America
Tallest Concrete Building in Miami
Construction Schedule



Construction Start



Structural Engineer


Park Place [email protected] LLC.
Rilea Group

(not specified)

Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer

(not specified)

Steven Feller P.E.
Coastal Construction



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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