Neo-Futuristic Legacy Tower Breaks Ground At Miami Worldcenter

A groundbreaking ceremony tower was held this morning for the Legacy tower at Miami Worldcenter.

Work has actually been underway at the site since last week.

The developers of the tower announced that they have have signed one of the largest commercial leases in Downtown Miami’s history, spanning 10 floors and 120,000 square feet.

California-based Adventist Health agreed to lease the 10-story medical center in the tower, making Miami home to the world’s first Blue Zones wellness center.

The term Blue Zones, first coined in a 2005 National Geographic Magazine cover story, refers to areas of the world where people live longer lives – sometimes beyond age 90 – as a result of lifestyle, diet and exercise.

The center will offer teams of physicians and practitioners, an onsite lab, pharmacy, full AI-powered diagnostic center and rooms outfitted with medical gas and ventilator capabilities, allowing the hotel planned in the complex to remain operational during future pandemics.

The wider Miami community will also benefit from planned Blue Zones programming which will include an onsite farmers market, a curated voluntourism program, movement activation in downtown Miami’s planned 80-acre park system as well as the creation of the Blue Zones interactive Exploratorium.

In addition, Miami-Dade is now said to be considering a proposal that would establish Miami as the largest Blue Zones Project in the world.

The entire Legacy tower will have both wellness and pandemic protection features built in, developers said.

The tower has also undergone wind tunnel testing in a facility outside Denver and will have 125-foot-deep steel rebar piles, according to architect Kobi Karp.

The design of the 55-story, $500-million, 681-foot-tall tower is said to be inspired by neo-futurism.

In addition to the Blue Zones center, it will include 310 residential condos (already fully sold out) sitting atop a 219-room hotel.

There will also be ground-floor retail, downtown’s largest pool deck set on one acre, the city’s first enclosed seven-floor rooftop atrium with a restaurant bar and lounge, and the city’s first Singapore-inspired cantilevered pool soaring 500 feet in the sky.

Royal Palm Companies, led by Dan Kodsi, is the developer.

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

Revolutionary in design and vision – complete gamechanger in every way.

Gotham Refugee
5 months ago

Spires are aspirational. There is a reason the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building are so iconic…the spires. Flat tops do not inspire in the same way.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I don’t trust a thing coming from that developer. Paramount is not finished yet and it was opened two years ago this week, but the residents are paying full HOA….not the developer. When they say they are 100% sold, those are lies. The developer seems to hold units, for which they don’t pay HOA….the developer is the Association, they close amenities and use the building at their disposal without care of the residents. Interesting how they cleaned everything this past week, because of the press this “Breaking Group” was going to bring. You hear them talking and promising and it is nothing like the reality people living there experience.

Carebear
5 months ago

Do you live at Paramount?

Anonymous
4 months ago

– crickets –

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yes I do

Carebear
4 months ago

Me too

Anonymous
4 months ago

Here comes the negative comments.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The best looking modern building in Miami has begun

Anonymous
5 months ago

Let’s just hope they don’t find a tooth or a collar bone during excavations

Anonymous
5 months ago

Too late!.. during excavation they just found an old piece of wood on the site.

iFlyMIA
5 months ago

Excited for this one!

Anonymous
5 months ago

I wish it were taller…

Anonymous
5 months ago

At least the orientation seems to be north and south so its curved profile can be appreciated from from the major skyline vantage points (waterside / freeway )

Anonymous
4 months ago

Curved profiles are nice…just sayin’.

Anonymous
4 months ago

…and a little thicker. A boy can dream no?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Just here for the homoerotic comments.

POLO
5 months ago

Too bad this tower is not fronting Biscayne Blvd across from the former American Airlines Arena. It will look even more stunning in that location.

Anonymous
5 months ago

A low-rise MoMa would be great there

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah. Bunch of properties between 5th and 8th street.

Anonymous
5 months ago

We need thirty more of these in Miami

Anonymous
5 months ago

At least…

Anonymous
5 months ago

We need thirty more UNIQUE towers like these in Miami.

Anonymous
4 months ago

40. All ICONIC.

Anonymous
4 months ago

40. All exactly the same.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Amazing. I wish this was put where they are building Society Biscayne with the rooftop pool facing the water.

Anonymous
5 months ago

should have been taller 🙁

Anonymous
4 months ago

Theres a 750 ft height limit or so in park west north of the triple A because of the FAA

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thank you for not writing “should of”.

Anonymous
5 months ago

BEAUTIFUL❤️

Anonymous
5 months ago

>> Blue Zone…. refers to areas of the world where people live longer lives

Sounds like a cult.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Reminds me of “blue hairs”, old theater term for elderly ladies who went to matinees.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Pissed they didn’t name them “Red Zones” huh?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Adventists are Christians who are very anti meat eating. Not as cult like as other sects though.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Not me, I like a good piece of meat!

Anonymous
5 months ago

SDAs invented cereal for breakfast and secular male genital mutilation to stop men from masturbating. Still, better than other certain hospitals.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Some STDs can also result in male genital mutilation and increase masturbation since nobody will touch the mutilated member.

Anonymous
5 months ago

It’s the Blue Oyster Cult.

Gotham Refugee
5 months ago

Road to Wellville! That’s what the blue zone thing conjures up. Worth a watch if you’re looking for some cinematic satire.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Or have lots of disposable income to spend on “wellness”?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Can’t tell if I like it more this way — or not

Anonymous
5 months ago

Holy shit! Sweet!

Anonymous
5 months ago

now, this can be called iconic!!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

New neighborhood to hang out… nice.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Your map shows wrong city and zip code.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Your map = goggle map?

Anonymous
5 months ago

For everything it entails and the beautiful design, it should’ve competed to be one of the tallest structures in the city and a staple of Miami’s image. Still think its amazing in every way despite the missed out potential of the height.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Other constraints may limit the height like parking, plate efficiency, mixed use, etc. Condos over commercial is fairly bold in itself.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You sound soooooooo smart. I’m suddenly feeling a bit aroused.

Anonymous
5 months ago

i hope they build an elderly care on the retail space. many senior citizens are moving to downtown miami

Anonymous
5 months ago

It’s like a futuristic residential Chrysler Building. I love it!

Anonymous
5 months ago

She’s beautiful! Miami WINNING!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hotel flag please?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Lol, neo iconic hot mess.

Anonymous
4 months ago

If this is truly as the concept says it will be, this is going to be major for Miami. That atrium will be the “Skygarden” of Miami.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This is the one project TNM could have legitly labeled ICONIC but it did not lol

Anonymous
4 months ago

Keep the variety coming. Urban growth is the best way to preserve our beautiful environment. Urban sprawl is the worst…. Thank you urban developers!!

Calivalle..
4 months ago

More designs like this are what Miami needs to stand out…💎💎💎💎💎

Anonymous
5 months ago

Guess the atheists won’t be checking in for health care here because that would be a tad hypocritical.

Anonymous
5 months ago

You’re thinking of Christian Scientists.

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Christian Scientists….. an oxymoron

Anonymous
5 months ago

Why do religious people need health checks anyways? Isn’t god taking care of them? And if they get sick, isn’t it god’s will anyways?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Not always. Sometimes god just doesn’t give a shit.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The religious right are taking covid vaccine shots and asking doctors and nurses to not tell anybody about them getting it.

lol…

Anonymous
5 months ago

If you read the Bible it talks about health.

Anonymous
5 months ago

If you read the Bible it talks about fairy tales.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Have you read it?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yes. That’s how I became an atheist.

Anonymous
5 months ago

He does take of us. But he also doesn’t want us to be dumb. Just like he doesn’t bless you if sit on the couch watching tv, doing nothing everyday. He blesses you when you go out and make it. Fortune favors the brave.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Beautiful! Except, we need a casino in it.

Anonymous
5 months ago

This is a stunning design.
I wish more designers would take cue.
Hint, hint architrashtonica

Anonymous
5 months ago

coughkissmyass…

– Arquitectonica

Anonymous
5 months ago

give architectonica a 300 million budget and they will build a really nice skyscraper

Anonymous
5 months ago

Ha!.. you’re funny…

Anonymous
5 months ago

They’ll take $275 million as administrative fees. And use the $25 million to actually design the project.