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COVID-conscious, pandemic-ready skyscraper breaks ground in Miami

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COVID-conscious, pandemic-ready skyscraper breaks ground in Miami

The project will be part of Miami Worldcenter.


By David Malone, Managing Editor | August 19, 2021
Legacy Tower exterior

Renderings courtesy Royal Palm Companies

Legacy Tower at Miami Worldcenter, designed by Kobi Karp, has officially broken ground. The developer claims the project is the first of its kind in the world.

Legacy Tower is a 55-story, $500 million skyscraper that will stretch 600 feet into the sky. The project is described as a COVID-conscious, pandemic-ready, all-in-one, residential, hotel, and medical center skyscraper. It will create a one-of-a-kind residential, hospitality, health, and well-being urban ecosystem.

 

Legacy Tower sky lounge

The project will feature 310 MicroLuxe residences, 219 hotel rooms, and 10 floors of medical facilities. The medical center, which will be dubbed The Blue Zones Medical Center, will span 120,000-sf across the 10 floors and cost $100 million. According to Royal Palm Companies CEO, Daniel Kodsi, the medical center will be the most technologically advanced health and well-being facility in the world. The medical center will include a diagnostic lab testing suite for preemptive health evaluations, an on-site lab, an on-site pharmacy and dispensary, surgery rooms, medically equipped hotel rooms for post-surgical patients, and MRI, CT Scan, mammography, x-ray, and ultrasound imaging facilities.

 

Legacy Tower exterior

 

The hotel and residences space will feature a one-acre urban deck, lounges, restaurants, shops, a spa, a glass-enclosed atrium, and Downtown Miami’s largest hotel swimming pool.

Because the tower will feature a medical-wellness center, hotel, and residences all in one tower, it will create a pandemic-ready space that will allow residents and guests to easily shelter in place. Other COVID-conscious elements include hospital-grade ventilation systems throughout, UV robots, touches technology, voice-activated technology, a water filtration system, and antimicrobial material on all the furniture throughout the project. In the event of a public health emergency, Legacy will be equipped with medical gases and ventilators.

 

Legacy Tower bioLab hall

 

Following the groundbreaking, workers will start drilling deep into the limestone surface of downtown Miami and sink 125-foot-deep steel rebar piles into the ground to serve as the building’s legs. Vertical circulation, elevators, and staircases will be encased in reinforced concrete and move all the way down to the base of the building to create the building’s spine.

The project represents a partnership between Adventist Health, Blue Zones, Accor Hotels, and Royal Palm Companies. Legacy Tower is slated for completion in 2024.

 

Legacy Tower pool

 

Legacy Tower BioLab room

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