Controversial Daniel Libeskind Condo Project Would Exceed Boca Raton Height Limits (Renderings)

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.

 

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anonymous
6 years ago

Height limits can be a good thing. If the developer wants a variance for three times the height limit he better have a compelling reason!

CEC
6 years ago

THE ARCHITECTURE IS NOT NECESARILY BAD, BUT IT IS NECESARILY BAD FOR BOCA RATON. THERE ARE LOCALS IN SOUTH FLORIDA WHERE THE PROJECT WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE. I HOPE THE CITY OF BOCA RATON DOES NOT APPROVE THIS PROJECT OR ANY PROJECT THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE CITY’S HEIGHT LIMIT.

Glenn Gromann
6 years ago

This needs to go through the process. No substance from the anonymous posters. Mizner Park was controversial. There are numerous buildings in existence since the 1970’s which exceed the current height limit. Everything is relative to going through a fair and impartial hearing of where this goes.

Elwood R.
6 years ago

The architectural style of Addison Mizner is justifiably revered. It is elegant, humane and speaks to the climate and history of Boca Raton. So when Daniel Libeskind, a man who has spend barely a few days in our town breezes in and deings to o tell us he understands the direction our city needs to move in better than we know it ourselves, and all but instructs us on what the future holds, my blood boils. And when I discover that the design he proposes is more or less a copy of a design he sold to the people of Keppel Bay near Singapore, my suspicion that he is a two-faced rug dealer turns to conviction. So I say we run this opportunistic, greedy developer and his sleezy architect out of town on a one way ticket to wherever they came from. I am outraged at the condescension and disrespect for local sentiment that this slimy pair have shown our town.

Trayvon T
6 years ago

The project would also use and exceed the entire quota of ugliness that Boca Raton will allow for the next two decades.

marc
6 years ago

Not a fan of the design and it is very similar to another one he’s done. If I’m a developer I’d demand a unique design.

anonymous
6 years ago

Typical Libeskind crap.

JB
6 years ago

The style is wrong for Boca, the balconies look cheap. I like Elwood’s comment the best.