The proposed Skyrise Miami tower is a unique design – and the U.S. Patent Office apparently agrees.
Skyrise developer Jeff Berkowitz was granted a patent for the “ornamental design” of the building on January 26, records show.
Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia and engineer Ronald Klemencic were also listed as the inventors of the design.
The patent has been assigned to Coconut Grove based SkyRise Global, LLC, according to the documents.
It took 3 and a half years to approve the patent – unusually long, according to Patently.io. The reason – an examiner noticed inconsistencies in two sets of drawing submitted, the website said.
As for actual construction – the latest activity on the construction permit was on November 6, 2020, when an application for a building permit was reactivated. However, it is not currently under active review as of this morning, since no plan sheets have yet been submitted.