Brickell Arch

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Brickell Arch
Espirito Santo Plaza Downtown Miami 20100206.jpg
Brickell Arch on Brickell Avenue
Brickell Arch is located in Florida
Brickell Arch
Location within Florida
General information
Location1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida, United States
Coordinates25°45′39″N 80°11′30″W / 25.7607°N 80.1917°W / 25.7607; -80.1917Coordinates: 25°45′39″N 80°11′30″W / 25.7607°N 80.1917°W / 25.7607; -80.1917
Construction started2001
Roof505 ft (154 m)
Technical details
Floor count36
Design and construction
ArchitectKohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC (KPF), Bermello Ajamil and Partners DJMJ (B&A)
Structural engineerLeslie E. Robertson Associates RLLP
Main contractorFacchina 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.[1]

Brickell Arch features a concave parabola design on its front glass façade, loosely mimicking the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.[2] 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.[3]

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.

The building has been featured twice in Burn Notice[citation needed], once as headquarters for a defense contractor, and again in a skyline shot.



Awards and honors[edit]

  • AIA Florida, Best Commercial Building in Florida (2012)
  • AIA New York City, Citation, Non-Commissioned Project (2001)
  • MIPIM, Residential Development, Finalist, (2005)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places
  2. ^ Vigulucci, Andres (November 20, 2017). "What's the view of Miami like from 1,000 feet? You may soon find out". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2017-11-23. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Espirito Santo Plaza, Miami
  4. ^ "Address Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine." French Consulate General, Miami. Retrieved on September 19, 2010.

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