Miami has long been a hub for everything from art to nightlife to experimental cuisine, but in recent years, the Magic City has cemented its place on the Eastern Seaboard’s shortlist of most architecturally diverse cities. And while Miami’s colorful, low-slung buildings have been a fixture among architecture aficionados for decades, the latest developments in the south Florida city are reaching new heights—both literally and figuratively. This is especially true in Miami’s in-demand Brickell neighborhood, where buildings like 830 Brickell have sent the skyline soaring—and given droves of business owners a whole new set of reasons to call Miami home.
The demand for Brickell commercial rentals has been on the rise for years as the neighborhood’s profile has increased throughout the Magic City and beyond, and 830 Brickell has more than stepped up to meet demand. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the team behind the tallest towers in the world—the Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates—the 57-story commercial tower, with its kinetic, aluminum-covered podium base, glassy exterior, on-site parking, and, of course, its environmentally-friendly LEED certification, is quickly becoming a destination unto itself in Miami. In addition to turning heads among the architecturally-inclined, the tower—and the companies that could one day call it home—are adding even more excitement to an already dynamic neighborhood.
So, what has made Brickell such a draw for standout pieces of architecture like this one? In addition to being home to some of the city’s most exciting, skyscraping residential towers, many offering unblemished Biscayne Bay views, it’s also a cultural hub that combines the best of what Miami has to offer. Want to go out dancing? Whether you hit up TuCandela, BLUME, or Blackbird Ordinary, LIV, or Basement, it’s sure to be an evening you won’t soon forget. Feeling hungry? From Japanese fusion cuisine at Gyu-Kaku Japanese Barbecue to new American cuisine at Batch Gastropub to Cuban food at Caña, the neighborhood’s streets are replete with something to satisfy every palette. And if it’s shopping you’re looking for, Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village offer everything from salons to cigars to high-end fashion from companies like Kendra Scott, Ted Baker, and Giuseppe Zanotti. Perhaps more importantly to the countless folks eager to call the area home, buildings like 830 Brickell are making it a hub for business, with countless financial firms and major multinational corporations moving in and turning the area into a thriving commercial center, too.
Miami has always been hot, and Brickell’s transformation into a hub for big business is only making it hotter. And while fancy hotels and shopping have made the neighborhood a hotpot, the area’s latest crop of buildings, the ones bringing employment to thousands, like 830 Brickell, are certain to help it maintain its place among the city’s most desirable enclaves for generations to come.