Internationally recognized architect Zaha Hadid has been commissioned to design a skyscraper in Downtown Miami -- her first in the Western hemisphbere.
Hadid’s tower will be built at the site that is now occupied by the BP Station at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard, directly across from Museum Park. The selection of Hadid was confirmed Monday by the investment group behind 1000 Biscayne Tower, which is managed by local developers Gregg Covin and Louis Birdman.
A spokeswoman for the developers said no further details of the plans for tower were available to be released, although it is expected to be a predominatly residential building. The tower will become the centerpiece of the area known as the “Biscayne Wall.” Details are scheduled to be unveiled early next year.
Hadid, who was born in Iraq and makes her home in London, is known for designing landmark structures. She currently has been spending more time in Miami and owns a double condo at the W Hotel on Miami Beach. She recently designed the Collins Park Garage, which was approved for construction last month by the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board.