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Official Name Marquis
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Miami
Street Address & Map 1100 Biscayne Boulevard
Postal Code 33132
Building Function residential / hotel
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 2005
Completion 2009
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Regional Ranking #185 Tallest in North America
City Ranking #5 Tallest in Miami

Companies Involved

Design Arquitectonica
Structural Engineer
• (not specified) DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Other Consultant
• Geotechnical Langan Engineering

About Marquis

Due to Miami’s 235-kph (146-mph) design wind loads, the structure of this building is the equivalent of a 366 meter (1,200ft) tall tower. The slender L-shaped tower contains 305 luxury condominium units, 14 townhomes lining the 14th floor pool deck, a 56-room boutique hotel and street level retail along Biscayne Boulevard. The podium’s lower 11 levels accommodate parking for 500 cars.

To carry the high foundation loads, the building is supported on a combination of drilled shafts and augered cast-in-place piles. The drilled shaft system supports the tower and provides an advantageous solution that minimizes the tower’s foundation footprint keeping it within the property line. Lateral stability under wind loading is provided by shear walls in each direction. Walls were strategically placed to obtain maximum stiffness within the smallest footprint. This goal is achieved by utilizing structural elements with mass and utilizing concrete-encased structural steel link beams to accommodate the architectural program.

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