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Banco Santander Brickell Avenue Site Listed, 80 Stories Permitted

Up for sale: the Prime Banco Santander property at 1401 Brickell Avenue.

The Spanish bank once wanted to build a 950-foot tall Americas headquarters tower on the site, but those plans were cancelled in 2008 with the worldwide recession.

Santander held a design competition for their new Brickell Avenue Headquarters tower, with entries from KPF, SOM, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and others. The KPF design won.

The FAA initially approved the 950-foot building height, but cut it to 844 feet in 2014 when a new approval was requested.

A call for offers on the property is due November 1.

 

Losing Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners proposal for Banco Santander tower:

 

winning kpf design:

 

som losing proposal:

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anonymous
anonymous

That thing looks amazing from the 5th rendering where you can see it compared to the entire skyline. This thing needs to keep that design and bump it to 1049 feet. Sweet! and it stands out magnificently.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Like all the best designs for MIA that don’t get built. Let’s just say, I’m not holding my breath for anything other than a rectangular box getting built there

Anonymous
Anonymous

In the year 2070

Anonymous
Anonymous

Is it too late to re-propose the original super tall tower? It would be a nice addition to the Miami Skyline.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The KPF design already has a building permit. That would have been just as iconic as 1000 Museum.

get er done
get er done

I like the KPF design very much. It appears to almost mimic the towers to either side. The curved base mimicking the building to the left, and the tall slit pulling the building in two looks like the beautiful slit going up four seasons. Very elegant tower.

Miamian
Miamian

Who are you trying to kid?

Anonymous
Anonymous

KPF design is very boring–another slender plane of glass–it’s not terrible, but it is no 1000 museum

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh man, the way that tower looks in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th picture shows it would’ve definitely put Miami’s skyline in the top three most beautiful skylines in the USA. I’ve seen pictures of this building years ago, and it’s still my favorite of all time.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Of course, the best looking proposals never make it, even if proposed today. It’s always has to be an Arquitectonica or Stantec mess.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Because $$$

Anonymous
Anonymous

No shit, but every other city full of shilling still gets more world class buildings.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I agree. We get crap
Nothing iconic, nothing with a crest. Unless you think AC coolant tanks are aesthetically pleasing.

suomynona
suomynona

That Rogers Stirk proposal was pretty iconic. Makes me think of something you might find in Asia.

Oh well.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Very nice KPF design. (Same architect of Espírito Santo Plaza -Curent Arch building-). Let’s hope it gets build one day!!!.

Gene
Gene

KPF proposal seems to have been lifted right from Singapore or Shanghai. Cheap, garish and not really of Miami. Thumbs down

Broker
Broker

Nothing will get build….. they are selling the property….

Anonymous
Anonymous

The winning KPF design looks like the “Church of Mammon.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

build it! oh wait it didn’t even sell yet

Miamian
Miamian

hahahaha *rendering made by college student who knows this will never happen because Miami only wants a building that’s rectangular and looks like a P—-*

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami is the city of rectangular buildings with no crowns but with balconies in different positions…

mondocondo
mondocondo

Maybe has to do with the nice views of the bay and the ocean. Cheers

Anonymous
Anonymous

Time to make Mike Fay richer then he already needs to be so he can buy more shit he doesn’t need.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Who cares what he does with his own, earned money? No one cares what you do with yours. He is one of most successful and nicest guys in South Florida real estate. Too bad you cannot spell and/ or do not know how to use proper grammar. People who cannot stand the success of others will never experience their own.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Very well said.

Anonymous
Anonymous

How rich do you need to be? Send me whatever wealth you don’t need.

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