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If any ultra-luxury condo building can lure wealthy buyers away from South Beach to downtown Miami, it’s likely to be One Thousand Museum, world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid’s first residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. 

When completed in late 2017, the 62-story One Thousand Museum (located at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard on an acre of property overlooking Museum Park and Biscayne Bay) will set a competitive standard for luxury condo size and privacy. Its 83 units will solely comprise half- and full-floor residences, duplex townhomes and a single duplex penthouse. The price points vary depending on the floor: Half-floor residences are priced from $6 million to over $8 million and range from 4,600 to 4,800 square feet; duplex townhomes and full-floor residences are priced from $10.9 million to over $20 million and range from 8,000 to 10,000 square feet; and the duplex penthouse is priced at $49 million, featuring over 16,000 square feet.

Hadid’s design for the tower is inspired by her interpretation of contemporary art and includes sculptural extensions that create light and shadows that move around its surrounding organic pools of water throughout the day.

The tower will boast some amenities that are truly unusual for South Florida, such as a double-height aquatic center with indoor pool and a proposed private rooftop helipad (pending FAA approval) that allows for private access to nearby islands, airports and yachts. Around-the-clock security, valet and concierge services will also be provided, in addition to bank-quality storage vaults for each residence.

A sculptural sun and swim terrace is planned, along with a sky lounge, fitness center and spa –
all of which will be equipped with custom scenting that also flows through the lobby and other public areas.

“Miami has become a truly global city, and we wanted to work with someone who has the vision to create an architectural icon that will capture its unique character,” developers Louis Birdman and Gregg Covin said in a joint statement. “Zaha Hadid is a visionary. The buildings she designs not only make headlines worldwide, but also garner critical acclaim and promise to be in history books for generations to come.” 

Known for her revolutionary designs of buildings in premier cities worldwide, including Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Rome and London, Hadid has been awarded the Pritzker Prize in Architecture (2004), the Stirling Prize (2010 and 2011) and was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to architecture (2002). 

Beyond the world of architecture, Hadid has collaborated with iconic luxury brands, including Chanel, Donna Karan and B&B Italia. She was named one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes and one of “100 People Who Most Affect Our World” by Time

One Thousand Museum’s landscape architect is Enea Garden Design, which designed the FIFA headquarters and the Tree Museum in Switzerland.

Sales are being handled by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. ?

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.