Eighteen-storey Florida scheme set to complete next year

Renzo Piano’s first US residential scheme has passed the halfway mark, with construction of the 66-home beachfront development in Florida due to complete next year.

The 18-storey block, named Eighty Seven Park Residences, is located in the North Shore Park area of Miami Beach, around 12km from downtown Miami as the crow flies.

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s design sits between a 14ha park and the Atlantic Ocean and features interiors by Paris-based practice RDAI and landscaping by West 8.

Developers Terra, Bizzi & Partners and New Valley described the 18-storey building as “floating effortlessly above” the land and sea. 

Valued at US$450m by Bizzi, the project occupies the site of a 1950s hotel which was latterly operated by the Howard Johnson chain.

Work commenced on site in March last year and recently passed the ninth floor. A project spokeswoman said the scheme was expected to complete in autumn 2019.

The hotel at 8701 Collins  Avenue

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The Howard Johnson Hotel that occupied the site at Miami Beach where Renzo Piano’s Eighty Seven Park West is now under construction