List of tallest buildings in Miami Beach

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Small portion of the Miami Beach skyline as seen from the Atlantic Ocean 2006 with The Setai Miami Beach visible to the right.
Blue and Green Diamond, the tallest buildings in Miami Beach

This list of tallest buildings in Miami Beach ranks skyscrapers in the city of Miami Beach, Florida by height. The tallest completed buildings in Miami Beach are the Blue and Green Diamonds which stand 559 ft (170 m) tall and both contain 44 floors.[1][2]

Miami Beach's history of skyscrapers began in 1929 with the completion of The Blackstone. Back then, the hotel was the tallest building in Miami Beach, at 157 feet (48 m) tall.[3] For more than five decades between 1940 and 1995, Miami beach went on a skyscraper hiatus, with few buildings taller than 200 feet (61 m) constructed. However, since 1995, Miami Beach has gone on a construction boom, as many of the city's skyscrapers were completed between 1995 and present. Thomas Kramer is well known for the negotiations with local government that allowed the building of the tallest towers in the Miami Beach Area.[4] No Miami Beach buildings are among the tallest in the United States, but the city is home to three buildings at least 492 feet (150 m). Overall, Miami Beach's skyline (based on number of skyscrapers over 300 feet (91 m) ranks 2nd in the state of Florida, (behind Miami).

The tallest buildings in Miami Beach are currently the Blue and Green Diamond twin towers, built in 2000, each standing at 559 feet (170 meters). When built, they were the tallest beachfront towers in the United States, but this title was taken by Jade Beach and Jade Ocean in nearby Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, in 2008. Jade Beach stands at 574 feet (175 meters).

Tallest buildings[edit]

This lists ranks Miami Beach buildings that stand at least 200 feet (61 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height.

Rank Name Image Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1= Green Diamond Blue and green diamond 20110216.jpg 559 / 170 44 2000 [1][5]
1= Blue Diamond Blue and green diamond 20110216.jpg 559 / 170 44 2000 [2][6]
3 Akoya Condominiums 492 / 150 48 2004 Also known as White Diamond.[7][8]
4 Portofino Tower Portofino Tower South Beach.jpg 484 / 148 44 1997 Tallest building completed in the 1990s.[9][10]
5 Continuum on South Beach Continuum Tower South Beach.jpg 471 / 143 43 2002 [11][12]
6 ICON at South Beach Icon South Beach.jpg 423 / 129 42 2004 [13][14]
? Continuum on South Beach, North Tower Continuum Tower north South Beach.jpg ? 38 2008 [15]
7 Murano Grande at Portofino Muranograndeatportofino.jpg 407 / 124 37 2003 [16][17]
8 Murano at Portofino Murano South Beach.jpg 402 / 123 37 2001 [18][19]
9 Carillon Residences North Tower Canyon Ranch Miami Beach north tower.JPG 397 / 121 39 2008 Also known as the Canyon Ranch North Tower. Part of the Canyon Ranch Miami Beach complex.[20]
10 The Setai Hotel and Residences The Setai Hotel & Residences Tower, Miami.jpg 386 / 118 38 2004 [21]
11 The Waverly at South Beach 358 / 109 36 2001 [22][23]
12 La Gorce Palace 345 / 105 34 1996 [24]
13 The Yacht Club at Portofino 341 / 104 33 1999 [25][26]
14 Flamingo Resort Residences III 338 / 103 32 2001 [27]
15 The Floridian 337 / 103 33 1997 [28]
16 La Tour 292 / 89 26 1995 [29]
17 Loews Miami Beach Hotel 272 / 83 16 1998 [30]
18 The Grand Venetian 271 / 83 26 2002 [31]
19 Bentley Bay South Tower Bentley Bay South Beach.jpg 259 / 79 26 2005 [32][33]
20 Canyon Ranch South Tower 255 / 78 22 2008 Part of the Canyon Ranch Miami Beach complex.[34]
21 Bentley Bay North Tower Bentley Bay South Beach.jpg 243 / 74 24 2005 [35]
22 Ritz Plaza Hotel 204 / 62 12 1940 Tallest building completed in the 1940s.[36]
23 Shore Club Hotel 200 / 61 18 1938 Tallest building completed in the 1930s.[37]

Tallest under construction, approved, and proposed[edit]

This lists skyscrapers that are under construction, approved and proposed in Miami Beach and planned to rise over 200 feet (61 m), but are not yet completed structures. The rank that each building would hold if it were completed is listed. However, its rank is not dependent on any other buildings that are not currently completed.

Name Height*
feet / m
Floors Year* Status Notes
Maule Lake Marina Condominiums I 24 2009 Approved [38]
Maule Lake Marina Condominiums II 24 2009 Approved [39]
Mei 22 2008 Under construction [40]
Apogee South Beach 22 2008 Under construction [41]
Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences II 20 2009 Approved [42]
W South Beach Hotel & Residences 20 2008 Proposed [43]
Monte Carlo Luxury Rentals 20 Proposed [44]

* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights, floor counts, and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Miami Beach.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
feet / m
Floors References
The Blackstone 800 Washington Avenue 1929–1936 157 / 48 13 [3]
The Tides 1220 Ocean Drive 1936–1938 161 / 49 10 [45]
Shore Club Hotel 1901 Collins Avenue 1938–1940 200 / 61 19 [46]
Ritz Plaza Hotel 1701 Collins Avenue 1940–1970 204 / 62 12 [47]
5660 Condominiums 5660 Collins Avenue 1970–1982 220 / 67 22 [48]
Club Atlantis Condominiums 2555 Collins Avenue 1982–1987 240 / 73 24 [49]
South Pointe Tower 400 South Pointe Drive 1987–1995 260 / 79 25 [50]
La Tour 4201 Collins Avenue 1995–1996 292 / 89 26 [51]
La Gorce Palace 6301 Collins Avenue 1996–1997 345 / 105 34 [52]
Portofino Tower 300 South Pointe Drive 1997–2000 484 / 148 44 [53]
Green Diamond 4775 Collins Avenue 2000–present 559 / 172 44 [5]
Blue Diamond 4779 Collins Avenue 2000–present 559 / 172 44 [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Blue Diamond". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Blackstone Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  4. ^ Boyd, Christopher. "Sturm und Drang, South Beach-style. (German investor-turned real estate developer Thomas Kramer)." Florida Trend. 1996. HighBeam Research. (January 18, 2011).
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  6. ^ a b "Blue Diamond". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  7. ^ "Akoya Condominiums". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  8. ^ "White Diamond". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  9. ^ "Portofino Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  10. ^ "Portofino Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  11. ^ "Continuum at South Beach Phase I". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  12. ^ "Continuum on South Beach I". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  13. ^ "ICON at South Beach". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  14. ^ "ICON at South Beach". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  15. ^ "Continuum on South Beach, North Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  16. ^ "Murano Grande at Portofino". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  17. ^ "Murano Grande". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  18. ^ "Murano at Portofino". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  19. ^ "Murano". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  20. ^ "Carillon Residences North Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  21. ^ "The Setai Hotel and Residences". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  22. ^ "The Waverly at South Beach". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  23. ^ "The Waverly". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  24. ^ "La Gorce Palace". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  25. ^ "The Yacht Club at Portofino". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  26. ^ "The Yacht Club". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  27. ^ "Flamingo Resort Residences III". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  28. ^ "The Floridian". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  29. ^ "La Tour". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  30. ^ "Loews Miami Beach Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  31. ^ "The Grand Venetian". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  32. ^ "Bentley Bay South Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  33. ^ "Bentley Bay South Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  34. ^ http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=canyonranchsouthtower-miamibeach-fl-usa
  35. ^ "Bentley Bay North Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  36. ^ "W Miami - South Beach". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  37. ^ "Shore Club Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  38. ^ "Maule Lake Marina Condominiums I". eporis.com. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  39. ^ "Maule Lake Marina Condominiums II". emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  40. ^ "Mei". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  41. ^ "Apogee South Beach". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  42. ^ "Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences II". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  43. ^ "W South Beach Hotel & Residences". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  44. ^ "Monte Carlo Luxury Rentals". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  45. ^ "Tides Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  46. ^ "Shore Club Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  47. ^ "Ritz Plaza Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  48. ^ "5660 Condominiums". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  49. ^ "Club Atlantis Condominiums". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  50. ^ "South Pointe Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  51. ^ "La Tour". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  52. ^ "La Gorce Palace". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  53. ^ "Portofino Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 

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