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Scorpion Tower: One Thousand Museum "Most Groundbreaking Skyscraper Ever Built"

Scorpion Tower: One Thousand Museum “Most Groundbreaking Skyscraper Ever Built”

Here’s your chance to get an inside look at construction of Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum, thanks to a new PBS documentary.

In the show, a narrator calls the tower “the most groundbreaking skyscraper ever built,” while a description states that it is “one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board.”

Construction got underway in late 2014, with completion scheduled for later this year.

Video is embedded below, or can be found at this link.

 

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Jesus
Jesus

Nice addition to the skyline. Now, let’s get everything around Park West developed and going. We still need to do more! (Always will)

Anonymous
Anonymous

And some shade trees in Museum Park!

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s a beauty. Wish this would of been 1000 feet, but I’m glad it got built anyway.

Anonymous
Anonymous

would have!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Love the show and the building, but why didn’t they wait until the building was finished to do the episode? Or will there be a part 2 showing the finished results?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Amazing building in a great upcoming area. All the haters can’t even afford a bathroom in this building.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Documentary was awesome , watched it 3 times. That Joe Cerri guy is the best , if I ever get to build a skyscraper I want him on the team ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why so many negative comments?

John
John

Nice documentary. I learned a few things. Thanks for the link.

Anonymous
Anonymous

that construction company had no clue on what to do.I wouldnt buy after seeing that video.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s so close to the two towers on either side. I wouldn’t want to pay all that money for a view into my neighbor’s condo.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I watched the documentary. It was cool – but not much different than what the hundreds of other buildings have to go through with their challenges on getting a building correct. No doubt – a very nice building – but I really don’t see all of the hype and I really can’t stand the partial blocked view decks with the hanging curved ceiling. Again, really nice building – thrilled they’re building it – but it’s not exponentially nicer than other top tier buildings in Miami or elsewhere.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You must not have watched the same video I did. New engineering and materials were used in building it for the first time. This resulted in a learning curve for the contractors as things weren’t fitting together in the beginning of the build. It is far from ordinary, starting with the foundation piles which set a record for Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The carbon-fibre forms are hype. They have the same function as wooden forms.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I don’t remember seeing anything in the doc re carbon fibre forms. They are sprayed-up fiberglass forms using sand as far as I know. These were used instead of plywood because they wanted a smooth surface. They are not structural so no need for carbon fiber. What makes the process unique is that they are leaving the form intact and not removing them as they would have if they were plywood because the poured concrete adheres to the form.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Then what’s the ground breaking structural work? Cause to someone who’s been watching since this broke ground, these is a standard core + perimeter column building. In this case, the columns are at an angle, but that doesn’t make it unique.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I wonder how much of that schedule they could have made up if the structural design was squared off to allow traditional forming to bring the building up, then trail a couple floors and snap the cladding pieces on instead of using them as both the form and cladding. They only hit their planned floor completion rates with 6 floors left.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The forms are glass-fibre reinforced concrete. They allow for reinforcing coverage, while simplifying the process of achieving a high quality cast-in-place architectural concrete product. Amazing building, but I agree with the primary post, you can’t compare this building to other Hadid projects or some of the towers you see in say Shanghai, for instance.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Lots of hype around this building. At the end of the day it’s got a core and it’s got columns around the perimeter. These columns happen to be in carbon fiber forms which makes it “exotic.”.

Anonymous
Anonymous

So many complaints on this site about the “cereal boxes” going up here. Someone creates a really different vision, and that gets knocked down, too.
You just can’t please everyone.

wolfgang731
wolfgang731

So very true. There are people in this world whose sole raison d’etre is to be “that person” that derives intense pleasure in the objurgation of others. No doubt his/her talents far exceeds those of Dame Zaha Hadid. Sarcasm very much intended.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s like a starving person complaining about the food at a buffet.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“The food is terrible.
And the portions are so small.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sure, the guitar Shaped building in the next article is where all the Hype should be at!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

That building is ugly. it is in the wrong area. it would be so much better if it sat off by itself some where and was alot taller. it does not compliment the surrounding skyline. it detracts from it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

No.

LongMIA
LongMIA

The opposite of everything that this person just said.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s not even done yet and you are calling it ugly. Moron.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This guy is so full of contradiction to the point where he makes himself look ridiculous.

Look, if it’s “ugly” like you said it’s still ugly even if it “sat off by itself some where.”

No wonder you’re getting slammed with so many thumbs down.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I wouldn’t say the building is ugly at all however, it does seem to blend into that wall of buildings it’s jammed between. Adjacent towers are larger, more imposing and only slightly shorter, albeit much more bland. It’s doesnt detract from what is around it but to me it doesn’t pop as much as it should with such a nice design.

WOW.
WOW.

LMAO what is wrong with this person? Would really like to meet them O_O

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agreed….it is hideous