Espirito Santo Plaza on Brickell Avenue
|Location||1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida, United States|
|Roof||505 ft (154 m)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC (KPF), Bermello Ajamil and Partners DJMJ (B&A)|
|Structural engineer||Leslie E. Robertson Associates RLLP|
|Main contractor||Facchina Construction|
Brickell Arch is an office skyscraper in Brickell in Downtown Miami, Florida, United States. It was designed by the architectural firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC (KPF). The 505-foot (168 meter), 36-story building is located on the southern end of Brickell Avenue in the Financial District. On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.
Brickell Arch features a concave parabola design on its front glass façade, loosely mimicking the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. One of Miami's common nicknames is "The Gateway to Latin America", which also closely resembles St. Louis's nickname, "The Gateway to the West". It is said to welcome people to the United States as the arch welcomes people to the west.
The building is the North American headquarters for the Espírito Santo Bank and contains some Class A office space. A Conrad Hotel as well as some residential units occupy the remaining space. The building opened July 1, 2004, and is located at 1395 Brickell Avenue, less than a block from the Financial District Metromover Station.
Espirito Santo Bank Suite 400
View of the backside of the tower from the pool deck of the Four Seasons hotel in May 2008
Awards and honors
- AIA Florida, Best Commercial Building in Florida (2012)
- AIA New York City, Citation, Non-Commissioned Project (2001)
- MIPIM, Residential Development, Finalist, (2005)
- Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places
- Vigulucci, Andres (November 20, 2017). "What's the view of Miami like from 1,000 feet? You may soon find out". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
- Espirito Santo Plaza, Miami
- "Address." French Consulate General, Miami. Retrieved on September 19, 2010.
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