More details and renderings of the Miami Innovation Tower have been revealed.
SHoP Architects, which was recently named by Fast Company as the most innovative architecture firm in the world (ahead of Zaha Hadid Architects) is designing the project.
In addition to an observation deck, the 633-foot tower will include several restaurants along with retail and studio space. Plans also call for an amphitheater at the base of the tower.
The $200 million observation tower is expected to help draw visitors to Park West, activating an underutilized portion of downtown Miami. The developer anticipates 1.2 million annual visitors, helping to create 700 permanent jobs along with 1,700 construction jobs.
Miami’s 67-year-old mayor Tomas Regalado has said that he opposes the project, and will try to create legislation to modify the zoning code in order to prohibit the LED skin of the tower.