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Old 06-28-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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"Miapolis is a proposed skyscraper planned for construction on Watson Island in Miami, Florida. If approved, constructed, and completed the building would stand at 975 m (3,200 ft), with 160 floors, surpassing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the world's tallest skyscraper.

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The proposed $22 billion dollar self-sufficient development would include an amusement park, a trade center, an observatory, rotating sky-lounge, a shopping mall, restaurants, condominiums, office space, a hotel and a marina, to be built on a 28-acre (11 ha) site. The proposal plans call for 1,000 housing units and up to 46,000 construction jobs over the construction period and to bring 35,000 permanent jobs to Miami. Also included is a proposal to pay-off Jungle Island's debts of $39 million, a new 99-year, master land lease for $4 million per annum, a 300 space covered parking garage for Children's Museum, a Children's Playground on park next to Children's Museum, donating $30 million for full college scholarships, $3.6 million for 4 senior citizen centers, and $6.4 million for PAC and a new Bicentennial Park Miami. Along with a Pan-American Plaza 30 ft above the MacArthur Causeway and a new light rail station at the Pan-American Plaza.
Guillermo Socarras, who proposed the Miapolis development, was in talks with the Federal Aviation Administration to approve the project's height and hopefully create a no-fly zone over South Beach and the Port of Miami.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miapolis"

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Old 06-28-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Not actually happening. Would probably never happen. Would be cool but first it would never get FAA approval and its just some insane idea by a company who had some time and money of their hands. I hope Watson island can get a good development which takes advantage of the water and location. Jungle Island is a flop IMO a family oriented thing like an a small amusement park, maybe animal themed would be cool with a large pedestrian walkway over 395. They made a huge mistake placing the children's museum there. Bad location, small building.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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It will happen one day.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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It will happen one day.
Yea in Dubai. The land is already being used for a realistic project which is actually happening. This thing would never get approval because it would have to basically shut down Miami International Airport which is the largest economic engine in South Florida.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Don't see that fitting in ascetically on Watson Island.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Thankfully, only a bad scheme. There is no way this thing will ever be built, as it will never be practical and profitable.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:22 PM
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Location: Planet Earth
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It doesn't even look appealing.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I don't won't a huge concrete block to ruin my view of the bay. Absolutely not!! and what ever politican who wants to sign off on this will hear it from me in the form or letters phone calls and me rallying my church my family and friends and organizing a political campaign to get them voted out of office!!
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