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Plaza Wins Contract to Build SkyRise Miami

October 31, 2018

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Plaza Construction has been selected as the builder for SkyRise Miami, a 1,000-foot-tall entertainment and observation tower to be constructed in downtown Miami overlooking the iconic Biscayne Bay.

The structure, envisioned by renowned South Florida developer Berkowitz Development Group, will be one of the tallest buildings in Florida and the latest in a series of skyscrapers built by Plaza.

“Building a project of this height and complexity is no small feat, which is why we were looking for a construction partner who not only had experience building comparable projects but who was also up for the challenge,” Berkowitz Development Group Chairman Jeff Berkowitz said. “Plaza’s culture of transparency and collaboration were two factors that I required. Plaza unequivocally checked both boxes, and I’m confident that together, we’ll deliver a property that will stun and inspire South Floridians and global visitors for generations to come.”

When it’s complete, SkyRise Miami will be a unique “vertical” theme park featuring various observation decks, the world’s only indoor-controlled free-fall system, a drop tower-style ride featuring a record-breaking 95-mile-per-hour descent and various other attractions. SkyRise Miami is a revolutionary structure that will be instantly recognizable to all visitors and become an iconic building for the City of Miami. Construction of the foundation is set to begin in the second quarter of 2019, with completion slated for 2023.

“Our team is particularly well-suited to tackle the SkyRise project,” Plaza President Brad Meltzer said. “Not only do we have years of experience building in Miami’s challenging conditions, but we also have proven our ability to deliver incredibly complex structures, including high-rise towers, with the skill and precision necessary. It’s an honor to build skyline-defining projects, and we look forward to working with our client and all other team members to make this vision a reality.”

World-renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica is the architect for SkyRise Miami. SkyRise Miami will be the eighth project Plaza Construction has built with Arquitectonica, including the 67-story Marquis Residences in downtown Miami.

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