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
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

In the year 2070

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

Because $$$

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

get er done
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

Who are you trying to kid?

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

suomynona
3 years ago

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

Oh well.

Anonymous
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m guessing the Losing Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners proposal for Banco Santander tower only lost because the height was unrealistic (or not). That is an amazing building and would be an instant icon for Miami worldwide. I hope swire buys this property and build it as office space (Miami Trade Center, Stock Exchange, Ect.). I’m sick of the unafforadable residential projects (maybe as office we can at least work in some of these places). When I see those renderings I think empire state NY, Pyramid SF, and the Shard UK. We can only dream for this type of architecture. It also reminds me of the Porshe Tower.

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Miamian
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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

mondocondo
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

Very well said.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Kissing up????

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Broker
3 years ago

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

Gene
3 years ago

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