UDRB Approves Flashier Design For 888 Brickell Office Tower

Miami’s Urban Design Review Board has approved plans for a 38-story office tower at 888 Brickell after it was redesigned by Arquitectonica.

Arquitectonica’s Raymond Fort, the 28-year-old son of the company’s founder, is overseeing design of the project.

Originally, the architect proposed a more subdued design for the building, which was to be framed with a dark, modern-looking steel exoskeleton. Board members rejected the plans on Dec. 7 as being too boring.

The new design calls for a multi-color exoskeleton, with additional lighting and framing. UDRB members were taken with the flashier design, and voted to recommend approval on Dec. 21.

 

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