A plan to build four condo towers in Boca Raton designed by world-famous architect Daniel Libeskind is generating controversy.
Developer El Ad National Properties is hoping to get permission to demolish the Mizner On The Green rental project and build over 500 condo units at the site.
Boca Raton’s strict height limits forbid any development that exceeds a 100-foot height limit. Libeskind’s design calls for the tallest of the towers to built at a height that is over 300 feet, and would require Boca’s Town Council to vote to waive the height limit. At least two council members told Boca Raton magazine last week that they wouldn’t vote to waive the height restrictions.
Polish-born Libeskind is the master planner for the new World Trade Center complex in New York.
El Ad is controlled by Israeli billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva.