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Apr. 19, 2013

Iconic Miami Tower Wraps Up First Sky Lobby Modernization

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor

Looking to retain its spot as a premier business address, Miami Tower has just completed a major renovation and modernization of its Sky Lobby. The lobby—a unique configuration of indoor and outdoor space—encompasses nearly 35,000 square feet and is marketed as a place where the public and private can gather in a contemporized space, upgraded with modern technologies and amenities.

“The design of the Sky Lobby modernization enables the space to be an accessory to the I.M. Pei design, where the features add character to the building, rather than to compete,” said Eric Groffman, senior vice president with Transwestern, the exclusive leasing agent for Miami Tower. “Less than two years after purchasing the asset, the ownership reinvested into the property, anticipating a strong reaction from existing and prospective tenants alike.”

This is merely the first in a series of modernization works. Phase I added a free flowing one-of-a-kind art sculpture mounted on a main wall, designed by Miami designer Peggy Nye & Lodin; a 21-foot by 14-foot glass wall that creates a central focus for the Sky Lobby, work of the same designer; furniture segmented into quads, featuring orange Knoll Studio accent chairs and stools, flat panel monitors, cafe dining furniture and outdoor lounge chairs, bar stools, bar tables and several unique shade sails; as well as white leather sofas and lounge chairs in the interior space, all classics designed by Le Corbusier in the late 1920s.

The 618,990-square-foot, 47-story Class A Miami Tower is one of Miami’s most recognized office buildings, marking the local skyline with its changing palette of exterior lighting schemes, which feature seasonal, city, sports and private event themes. Designed by legendary architect I.M. Pei, Miami Tower is located at 100 S.E. 2nd Street and is home to notable tenants such as UBS, Carlton Fields, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and Genovese Joblove & Battista PA, all of which have either renewed and/or expanded within the past 24 months.

Image courtesy of Marc Averette

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