Plaza Construction to build Florida’s tallest building

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Berkowitz Development Group has hired construction management and general contracting firm Plaza Construction to build the tallest building in Florida.

SkyRise Miami, a 1,000-foot-tall entertainment and observation tower, will cost $540 million to build, reports The Real Deal Miami via Construction Dive.

The Arquitectonica-designed tower will include an indoor drop tower-style ride with a 95-mph descent speed, as well as five observation decks, a 55-mph base-jumping experience, a zero-gravity tunnel, a transparent slide, a transparent deck at 866 feet and a skywalk at 908 feet.

In addition, the tower will have restaurant, music and bar space, an indoor playground, 14,000 square feet of combined event and ballroom space, a 9,500-square-foot conference center with another 4,000-square-foot area for circulation and an open-air terrace.

The project’s design team include structural and civil engineering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates and mechanical and electrical engineering firm Cosentini Associates.

Construction will start in 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2023.

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