Great Places and Spaces
Aria on the Bay
Arquitectonica founder Bernardo Fort-Brescia took cues from the nearby Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to come up with the striking exterior for Melo Group’s Aria on the Bay. The balconies resemble staggered cylinders that could be interpreted as a musical score or curves dancing to a tune, Fort-Brescia says. The recently completed, 53-story project at 1770 N. Bayshore Drive has been a hit with more than 90 percent of its 648 units sold. Among the buyers are musical performer Timbaland and New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, a former Miami Marlin. Remaining units are priced from the $400,000s to $1.8 million.