888 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
The Mezerhane family, acting through a company called Alphatur N.V., has owned 888 Brickell Avenue since 1984 when it paid $6.3 million for the building, county records show. The property measures just over half an acre.
Miami’s Urban Design Review Board has approved plans for a 38-story office tower at 888 Brickell after it was redesigned by Arquitectonica. Arquitectonica’s Raymond Fort, the 28-year-old son of the company’s founder, is overseeing the design of the project. Originally, the architect proposed a more subdued design for the building, which was to be framed with a dark, modern-looking steel exoskeleton. However, board members rejected the plans on Dec. 7 as being too boring. The new design calls for a multi-color exoskeleton, with additional lighting and framing. UDRB members were taken with the flashier design, and voted to recommend approval on Dec. 21.
Original rendering is attached, as well, courtesy of Next Miami.