Revised Plans For Former INS Building At 79th & Biscayne

Plans for the former INS building at 79th and Biscayne, now set to become part of the EB-5 immigrant scheme, have been tweaked:

 

Miami, FL (August 6, 2014) – Architecture and design firm ADD Inc has been retained by real estate developer Florida Fullview Immigration Building, LLC to undertake the adaptive reuse of one of Miami’s most iconic buildings, the former U.S. Immigration Naturalization Service (INS), located at 7880 Biscayne Boulevard. The new 722,000 square feet residential, mixed-use development named Triton Center will include 317 condo units, 135 key hotel rooms, a rooftop restaurant, 24,000 square feet of ground-level retail and 587 parking spaces.

“We are very excited to lend our expertise and vision to one of Miami’s most well-known and symbolic buildings. We believe that Triton Center will be the cornerstone of a true renaissance in the Upper Biscayne Boulevard area,” stated Jonathan Cardello, Principal and Managing Partner of ADD Inc in Miami, who is the lead architect on the project. “The additional commercial space and retail gives residents a place to live, shop and play, bringing a new vitality and sense of community to this part of the city.”

Originally built in the 1960s as the Gulf American, the building was recognized as a vanguard, mid-century modern tower with distinctive anodized aluminum sunscreens and tall transparent glass curtain walls spilling out to the street at its base. INS moved into the building in 1983 and vacated in 2008.

ADD Inc will continue the building’s vanguard spirit, integrating white stucco and metal panels highlighted with bright Miami accent colors and glass curtain walls. A pedestrian passage within a city plaza-like environment between the condominium and hotel complexes will be added. Each building will have its own pool and fitness center and the hotel will feature a12th story rooftop restaurant with views of Biscayne Bay, Downtown Miami and the Gold Coast to the north. Lush landscape and shading trees will surround street level retail and food outlets. The project will be LEED Silver certified.

 

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marc
6 years ago

This is great for that area. Bravo! Don’t know about the color scheme though.

Anonymous
5 years ago

That looks discusting…. there destroying miami feel. And turning that what used to high tech into a cheep piece of shit. We need something iconic there not this garbage that looks like it could be build in 1 year

Anonymous
4 years ago

Hello: thanks for bringing the triton tower condo and hotel to our neighborhood. It would look very pretty all in white. Take away the green ceilings.

Anonymous
6 years ago

great for the neighborhood it is needed to bring the are back to life with this and current upgrading in the shopping center across the street it should bring much needed vitality to this area

Biscayne'$ Finest
6 years ago

Wow, was just looking at the building that was there before. Anything, even this clown-colored building, is 100% better than what was there. The area has been dead for years and this will provide a solid and sustainable revitalization.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Reconsider color scheme….that green and orange is sooo 10 years ago, makes the design look cheaper.

Mike Moskos
6 years ago

I get the idea of using tall palm trees for their beauty, BUT they provide little shade or cooling. If the developers want the sidewalks in front devoid of anyone hanging around, go with the palm trees. But, if they’d like people sitting, talking in front of the building as a way to attract others, a more substantial tree like an Oak is needed.

Biscayne’s paltry tree cover–despite many trees–is unbearable to pedestrians so it will never have any. Only Wynwood is worse.

Magda
5 years ago

is good area, but is not for low income, we need good people around the bulding, we have same problems wths shortcrest building.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great concept, great timing, great location for a new upcoming but all ready established byscayne corridor area.
Horrible color schemes, a mix between “old school” and the “I want to be different”. Looks like neither.!!

zachj305
6 years ago

Were this project pretty much anywhere else in the city, I would probably complain about the design…more cheap stucco…but for the area its in, this is an absolutely fantastic addition to the neighborhood. Bravo indeed.

Austin
5 years ago

Ha for the neighborhood its in lol yeah. We should be trying to change that image people have of the business district not build on it. All of buscyne should start to look more lile downtown and south beach not like garbage

XVS
6 years ago

Cool stuff.

Juan Carlos Contreras
6 years ago

Absolutely incredible! Exactly what 79th Street needs. Can’t wait.

Ben
5 years ago

Exactly not what it needs it needs something iconic and luxurious