One Biscayne Tower

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One Biscayne Tower
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One Biscayne Tower
General information
Location2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida, United States
Coordinates25°46′26″N 80°11′17″W / 25.773984°N 80.187989°W / 25.773984; -80.187989Coordinates: 25°46′26″N 80°11′17″W / 25.773984°N 80.187989°W / 25.773984; -80.187989
Construction started1969
Roof492 ft (150 m)
Technical details
Floor count39
Floor area619,678 sq ft (57,570.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectHumberto P. Alonso, Pelayo G. Fraga & Associates E.H. Gutierrez & Associates

One Biscayne Tower is an office skyscraper in Miami, Florida, United States. It is located on the eastern edge of Downtown Miami, on South Biscayne Boulevard. It comprises Class A office space completely. The approximately 983,000 square feet[2] building contains 39 floors and is 492 ft (150 m) tall, to the roof.

When built in 1972, it ended the Dade County Courthouse's 44-year reign as the tallest building in Miami. It held this status until the Southeast Financial Center was topped off in 1984. The building, although relatively short compared to many of the newer skyscrapers in Miami, remains a symbol of the city. It appears often on most postcards of the skyline and remains a signature building of Miami, due to its being a symbol of prosperity for the Cuban exile community. For just this reason, it appears in a July 1973 article of National Geographic titled, "Cuba's Exiles Bring New Life to Miami." The building itself was designed by the exiled Cuban architects Humberto P. Alonso, Pelayo G. Fraga & Associates and E.H. Gutierrez & Associates. For their design, the architects received a 1973 Outstanding Concrete Structure in Florida award.

One Biscayne Tower has won five Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards, including the 2007 Miami-Dade TOBY Award and the 2007 BOMA Southern Regional TOBY.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "One Biscayne Tower". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  2. ^ "One Biscayne Tower Property Information Page".
  3. ^ Building Information

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Preceded by Tallest Building in Miami
Succeeded by