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What would be Detroit’s new tallest building was designed by SHoP and Hamilton Anderson Associates; image from Bedrock.

Hope for an ailing city, momentum in Miami and something for baseball fans

Detroit Tower Intended to Signal City’s Rebirth

The City of Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority has approved a plan to build a 52-story, 734-ft.-tall mixed-use tower designed by New York City’s SHoP Architects and Detroit’s Hamilton Anderson Associates that would be the tallest in the city and, ideally, signal Detroit’s rebirth, Architect’s Newspaper reported. Developed by Detroit’s Bedrock on the former Woodward Avenue site of Hudson’s department store, at one time the tallest department store in the world, the project would include residences, retail and parking built around what SHoP Principal William Sharples calls “a huge and inspiring new public space.” If all goes as planned, groundbreaking will take place on December 1.

Latest Proposal for Miami’s Brickell Neighborhood

Karam Group and Claro Development have proposed a 76-story residential tower at SW 8th Street and S. Miami Avenue in Miami’s rapidly transforming Brickell neighborhood, SkyRise Cities reported. Inspired by the growth of a flower with balconies getting larger as they go up, “18” would have approximately 390 condominiums, a 66,618-sq.-ft. retail podium and 464-spot parking garage. Designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc., 18 would have an expansive outdoor amenity area atop the podium. It would be built on the site of a Burger King restaurant, immediately south of downtown.

Residential Tower Shimmers Over Boston’s Fenway Park

Distinguishing features of the 30-story Pierce Boston residential tower, overlooking the city’s Fenway Park baseball stadium, are starting to appear, SkyRise Cities reported. Arquitectonica is behind the slender, angular design, which features shimmery blue and metal elements. Samuels & Associates is the developer of the project, set to include approximately 350 units, along with a host of resident amenities and 20,000 sq. ft. of retail. Delivery is anticipated in 2018.

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