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INTERNATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED ARCHITECTURE FIRM NBWW TO DESIGN 18 ON EIGHTH STREET
Renowned architecture firm creates organic design to complement the development’s surroundings
MIAMI (Feb. 8, 2016) – Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc. (NBWW), an award-winning, internationally-recognized architecture firm, is proud to announce it will design 18, the newest high-rise luxury condo and retail development proposed by Karam Group in collaboration with Claro Development.
Located on the corner of S.W. 8th Street and S. Miami Avenue, the 76-story tower will feature 65,000 square-feet of retail space encompassing four levels, 392 condo units, indoor parking, and breathtaking views of this burgeoning enclave in downtown Miami.
“We’re thrilled to be selected as the architect for 18, which is sure to be one of the most architecturally-compelling structures to rise in downtown Miami,” said Igor Reyes, partner at NBWW. “For the design, we were inspired by the natural growth and development of a flower bed where every flower is competing for sunlight. The tower begins with a determined foot print and then spreads and completes its full geometry as it reaches the top, offering spectacular, unobstructed views while showing consideration to its surroundings.”