China City’s Brickell Project Will Include 3.2 Million Square Feet

China City Construction Group Holdings Limited provided on update on their massive Brickell project yesterday:

  • It is currently under design and planning
  • The gross floor area is approximately 3,200,000 sq. ft.
  • It will take about six years to complete the whole project, including its construction works

The Hong Kong-listed China City was formerly known as Chun Wo. The company purchased a $40 million stake in the project from a mainland China company with a similar name (China City).

The developers have previously estimated the cost of the project at $875 million, with top off of the twin towers at 1,069 feet. They had hoped to break ground in early 2016.

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

Maybe the Chinese can give us a ” Signature ” piece of grand architecture similar to Shanghai that Related and the like have failed at.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Which means no Arquitectonica

dbz123
5 years ago

Arquitectonica has many projects and an office in Shanghai.
http://arquitectonica.com/blog/portfolio/hospitality/citic-pacific-group-headquarters-and-mandarin-oriental-hotel-spa-residences/
Why all of the hate for Arquitectonica????

wolfgang731
5 years ago

I can only speak for myself; however, I would state that it’s because this firm seemingly lost it’s mojo well over a decade ago yet are the de facto local architectural firm, especially with regards to Related. All they seem to produce anymore, in Miami anyway, is a variation on a theme; big boxes with undulating balconies sitting atop a parking platform. The latter wouldn’t be so egregious if what sat atop them was something dynamic, vibrant and/or creative. Arquitectonica was once a forced to be reckoned with but those halcyon days appear to be rooted firmly in the past. Furthermore, I wouldn’t describe it as hate as much as I would mind-numbing ennui.

dbz123
5 years ago

As someone working in the architecture industry, the design and then construction of a building, especially a residential building is incredibly complex involving many people, economical circumstances and planning. As for why the boxes on top of boxes with wavy balconies this is because of several factors including efficiency of the floor plate (sellable area vs. corridors, elevators, stairs, etc), zoning (Miami 21 actually prescribes a tower on a podium, also most people have cars and would like a place to park them and because of Miami’s geology it is expensive to dig underground) and constructibility( the more complex, the longer it will take and the more expensive it will be). The developers are in it to make money so they try to make the most they can, the cheapest they can and the fastest they can. Arquitectonica’s formula meets all of these conditions. The balconies are the only place on a building which has some room for let’s say creativity because there is not formula on how much or how little to provide. Also they are cheap. Not every building can be a masterpiece and we are not an old city where we already have a lot of stock and can be more picky. We are a young city that is growing and what is being provided(determined more by the developers than by the architects) is what we get. It’s easy to pick on them but what about all the other not Arquitectonica no name buildings which all look the same.In Arquitectonica’s defense they are doing the best they can in the market they are in. The fact that they are designing so much means they are doing something right. And to your point it would be good to have a wider pool of talent in Miami and hope developers would take more of a chance to let architects do what they do. We are seeing something of that with all the Starchitects and their project though.

suomynona
5 years ago

Yea. Hopefully it’s something different and unique. Not just another bland twin-towers-on-a-pedestal like typical Miami style.

That conceptual rendering by arquicraptonica is exactly the type of thing I don’t want to see.

Marc305
5 years ago

This is great news! I welcome them to my street. Currently the tallest twin towers in the USA are the Time Warner Towers in NYC at 750 feet. Under the current plans these two would be 300 feet taller! Hope the Chinese can design something iconic for our skyline.

miami 1
5 years ago

That is going to be insane!

marc
5 years ago

Can’t use that word as a discriptive, use another.

miami1
5 years ago

Mentally challenged?

Anonymous
5 years ago

lol

Edin
5 years ago

We need more “insane” projects in Miami,especially across AAA,all I see now is empty parking lots.

Polo
5 years ago

Did the FAA already approve the 1069 FT height?

snoɯʎuou∀
5 years ago

They have a great chance at building something truly iconic. I’m hoping Arquitectonica can pull it off

Anonymous
5 years ago

I have no problem with Chinese investors, Saudi Investors, Russian Investors, etc. building up Miami.
It will move us in a new era city and away from Related’s / Arquitectonica work.

If they don’t hire Arquitectonica .

Anonymous
5 years ago

This is massive and game-changing!

Anonymous
5 years ago

They would also be the tallest twin towers in the US!

global reach
5 years ago

Coming to think about it will be the tallest in the Western Hemisphere 🙂

Anonymous
5 years ago

Will they use Chinese workers as they do in the Bahamas and other Caribbean islands?

suomynona
5 years ago

Probably. But I’m sure Miami will put in stipulations that they’ll have to use X% local workers, etc.

FH
5 years ago

Where is the site — South Miami Ave and what??

Fredric
5 years ago

This will be nice, if it gets built. One thing I have noticed though…We now have at least a half dozen proposed structures in downtown and/or Brickell that are supertalls..but.. nearly all of them are in the height range of 1,049′ to 1,069′.

Now that the FAA has apparently and suddenly released its death grip on height restrictions for proposed downtown and Brickell highrises, I think it is time for some developer or another to make a break for it and design a tower in the 1200-1400′ range and then aggressively push to get it approved.

As has now become quite clear following several years of haggling between developers and the FAA, planes arriving or departing from MIA are not going to be impeded by a tower that is 1400 feet in height any more than they are or would be with towers 1,049 feet tall or those in the 600-700′ range, for that matter.

If Miami winds up with six or eight buildings that are 1,050 feet tall (give or take a few inches) that would be great. But it would make the skyline far more impressive if we could one day have a signature supertall skyscraper that is two or three hundred feet taller than any other building, a truly iconic edifice similar to the new #1 World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, for instance. It seems pretty clear that this is now doable if only someone will go ahead and do it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Where is this located?

Anonymous
5 years ago

How long till no one wants to buy relateds crap anymore ?

Anonymous
5 years ago

They got a really big team.