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Miami Tours | Miami sightseeing tours

Posted by Manny Miami on 18th Jan 2015

Originally, built for CenTrust Savings & Loan in 1987, the 47-story building is in the top ten tallest skyscrapers in Miami and in Florida at a height of 625 feet (191 m), is known for its elaborate night-time illuminations and its awesome three glass tiers. Designed by the Pei Cobb Freed & Partners architectural firm, the tower is comprised of two separate structures: A 10-story parking garage owned by the city and the 47-story office tower built upon the air rights of the garage. Preliminary planning for the tower began in February 1980; construction on the garage began by November. The garage which was completed in February 1983 and the tower began construction a year later. On August 1984, during construction, a 5-alarm fire began on the ninth floor; construction which was subsequently delayed for several weeks. 

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