Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum ‘Scorpion Tower’ Less Than 90 Days From Opening (Photos)

The final stages of construction are now underway at Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum Tower.

Opening is less than 90 days away and will take place in the first quarter of 2019, developers said this week.

One Thousand Museum is among the most unique buildings ever built in Miami. It features an exoskeleton that acts as the building’s structural support, allowing interior columns to be eliminated.

At the top of the building is the tallest helipad in the U.S. outside of Los Angeles.

 

(photos: phillip pessar)

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peej

An absolute gem for our city & skyline, can’t wait to see the final product!

Polo

Zaha Hadid’s great vision (and tower) will forever grace the Miami skyline!

Anonymous

Shame she isn’t alive to see this :-/

Anonymous

ONE of my favorites in Miami..wish they’d gone taller

Anonymous

Blame the federal government which is currently MIA pardon the pun but their disgraceful touch will be forever known on this buildings height

Anonymous

Three days ago I saw a very large commercial passenger plane come much lower than normal over my downtown tower, made me a little nervous. Not sure why it happened but a 1,000 footer would have been pretty close to this plane.

Anonymous

Why would you thumbs down someone for simply stating something they witnessed. Lol

Anonymous

You mean the plane the plane would have been pretty close to the 1000 footer.

Anonymous

Awesome

Dan The Man

It’s just as perfect as the renderings suggested! ?

Anonymous

It should of been called ” the Scorpion tower ” and put a bronze scorpion statue by the entrance. Bad ass!

Anonymous

Or a bronzed statue of Dwayne Johnson with long hair and a sword.

Anonymous

lol

Anonymous

lmao

Anonymous

LOL He is after all the Scorpion King.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Or that statue of Pegasus at Gulfstream Park…

Anonymous

Scorpion? Looks more like an upside down squid.

Anonymous

Won’t sell as well

Anonymous

You Should HAVE learnt proper English… that WOULD’VE been bad ass …

Anonymous

No such word as “learnt”. Try “learned”

Estremera Montenegro

Both are acceptable forms. Actually, learnt is more sophisticated.

Anonymous

A learned person might use learnt.

Anonymous

Why’s that no one ever credits the structural engineering on this building? Yes, the architectural design is amazing, but the engineering behind it is the real marvel.

Anonymous

The incredible design is seriously diminished, especially at night, by the completely exposed “utility room” garage with harsh flourescent lighting. No this is not the same as the 1111 open garage with it’s neo-brutalist sculptural design and appropriate architectural lighting. And open parking areas are required by Miami 21 to be lined with useable space and otherwise properly hidden from sight.

Zaha’s ghost

Garage screening not installed yet

robert pilla

It’s terribly banal and not at all exemplary of her work. Miami has so little architecture, Miami-ites will cling to anything resembling architecture. However, as long as Miami continues to embrace the gauche and the ridiculous such as the new 395 overpass which looks more like the Windows 95 Solitaire victory screen than a real bridge, then buildings like this will be heralded as some sort of architectural messiah.

Anonymous

Iconic indeed and for years to come. Never another Zaha, just like never another Lapidus. Can’t wait for the opening.

Anonymous

Love this building.

Mr.RPS

Can’t Wait to Move in !!! Amazing project, amazing team. Thankful.

Anonymous

Another high-rise in Miami, it was her last, but not necessarily her best. It is what it is. The only consolation is that she passed away in Miami while working on it. Makes everyone more aware of her work. It is in Miami, not Dubai.

Anonymous

Great. Then we get to see what’s really been sold there. No more smoke and mirrors.

Anonymous

A masterpiece. The only thing bad about this tower is it’s neighbor, Ten Museum Park.

Anonymous

Ten Museum the only other tower with an exoskeleton structure as well.

Anonymous

I can’t believe the city allowed this to be built. It is so ugly. What a stain on our skyline.

Anonymous

You obviously have no taste in modern architecture.

Anonymous

OVER RATED

Anonymous

What would you rate it?

Anonymous

On a 1-10 scale, I would give it a 2.5 It is just a box that they tried to decorate with ugly stuff on the outside. So hideous.

Anonymous

The exoskeleton is literally vital to the buildings structural integrity.

Anonymous

Please please please!!…tell us your example of a 10!!!

Anonymous

My wife and I have been watching it go up in absolute awe. It is strong and dramatic and not a bit garish or faddish (unlike so many of our “signature” structures.)

Proud to have Hadid’s legacy in sight every day.

GBA

Viscayne, Centro, Muze…all 10’s.

Anonymous

Yes all 10’s in 1-100 scale!

Anonymous

Ya right haha….those buildings are trash

robert pilla

Agreed. It’s terribly banal and not at all exemplary of her work. Miami has so little architecture, Miami-ites will cling to anything resembling architecture. However, as long as Miami continues to embrace the gauche and the ridiculous such as the new 395 overpass which looks more like the Windows 95 Solitaire victory screen than a real bridge, then buildings like this will be heralded as some sort of architectural messiah.