One Thousand Museum Tops Off; Stunning New Renderings Released
On February 3, 2018, One Thousand Museum officially topped off, marking a major milestone not only for construction of the elaborate and intricately designed tower, but also for the city’s ever-expanding skyline. “We’re now one step closer to revealing Zaha Hadid’s forward-thinking design,” says co-developer Louis Birdman. “Even in its current state, the building already stands out as the most iconic architectural work on Miami’s skyline. We’re excited to have developed something so unique and special for Miami.”
The developers of One Thousand Museum will celebrate their milestone accomplishment this week with a private evening event on the rooftop of the Frost Science Museum, located across the street from the project. Attendees will enjoy unobstructed views of the tower, flowing champagne, and passed hors d’oeuvres.
The process of constructing One Thousand Museum has been arguably one of the world’s most challenging builds. According to a recent press release, “the project’s curved exoskeleton is comprised of 5,000 pieces of lightweight glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) manufactured in and imported from Dubai. This is the first skyscraper in the world to utilize GFRC as a permanent formwork in the construction of the tower’s structure.”
While developer Louis Birdman had the foresight for One Thousand Museum and Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid had the vision, general contracting firm Plaza Construction played an instrumental role in making both a reality. “This is a project that will not only enhance Miami’s skyline, but also redefine the standard of luxury for residential projects,” said Brad Meltzer, President of Plaza. “We do not shy away from challenging projects, as such we were immediately interested when we saw the overall complexity of the job. To date, the project team has faced some major tests, but the project has remained on schedule and we’re looking forward to the successful completion.” To learn more about the complexity of this groundbreaking process, make sure to watch “The Scorpion Tower” episode of Impossible Builds, a PBS documentary featuring 1000 Museum.
Now that the “heavy lifting” has been completed, it’s time for the building’s interior build-out to begin. For those who can’t wait to see the finished product, perhaps these newly released renderings will sate your appetite. Enjoy!