Written by John Charles Robbins
Goodbye Courtyard by Marriott, hello 2nd & 2nd.
The heart of downtown Miami is set to change in a big way – literally – when the 14-story Marriott hotel comes down to make room for an 82-story skyscraper known as 2nd & 2nd.
A developer plans an 898-foot mixed-use tower at 200 SE Second Ave., with a hotel, rental apartments, retail and a two-story corner bar in a glass circle.
The site today is home to a Courtyard by Marriott.
Miami Convention Hotel Corp., a Yonkers, NY, entity, has filed the ambitious plan with the City of Miami. The city’s Urban Development Review Board last week recommended approval.
The high-profile site is hugged by an on ramp to I-95, off of Second Avenue, and is right beside the iconic Miami Tower.
The new tower will bring more than 1.5 million square feet of development to the compact site, according to the application to the city. The lot area is 50,187 square feet, or 1.15 acres.
2nd & 2nd is to provide 266 hotel rooms, 637 residences, 9,245 square feet of commercial-retail and 8,563 square feet of open space.
The tinted-glass tower design is from Coral Gables architects Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates Inc.
Architect Igor Reyes spoke of the time and care put into designing the building and where it will be on the site, noting that access is very important to the project.
Read the full story HERE >>>> Source: Miami Today 82-story skyscraper headed for heart of downtown Miami