One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects and Plaza Construction have signed construction contract on the skyscraper, to be completed in the fall of 2018. This milestone comes just shy of the building’s one-year anniversary of groundbreaking in late December 2014.
“Having this contract signed is a huge milestone, developer Louis Birdman said in a news release. “Not every developer and contractor can reach an agreement on a project of such stature and complexity; so it is a real indication that the team has a solid commitment to meeting requirements of schedule and budget for this project.”
Brad Meltzer, president of Plaza Construction’s southeast region, said: “We are very excited to be the general contractor for this project and look forward to our continued working relationship with One Thousand Museum on this landmark skyscraper. I want to personally thank all of those on the team who worked so hard on getting this agreement done. It is truly a milestone for the project and for the future of Miami’s skyline.“
The project is the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s first residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The tower will also be the first building in the country to utilize a glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) outer shell as a permanent framework for its exoskeleton structure. The mock-up of the 25-ft. exoskeleton’s northeast façade is currently being erected directly on the site, and will be completed for viewing later this month, developer Gregg Covin said in a news release.
The skyscraper overlooks Biscayne Bay near the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and American Airlines Arena. The tower has 83 units and more than 30,000 sq. ft. of communal areas including a two-story amenity space, an aquatic center, a two-story health spa and fitness center, multiple private art gallery areas, the city’s only private rooftop helipad and more.