Westminster Academy / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

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Architects: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Location: Westminster Academy, 5601 North Federal Highway, , FL 33308, USA
Project Manager: Capita Symonds
Area: 141000.0 ft2
Year: 2007
Photographs: Timothy Soar, Matt Chisnall

The City of Fort Lauderdale Votes in Favor of BIG’s Marina Lofts

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On Tuesday, a sea of green and blue flooded the City Commission chamber to either support or oppose a BIG, $250 million multi-use development planned to infill an industrial gap on the waterfront of Downtown . Although the majority of the crowd seemed to be in favor of the “impressive, innovative and even daring” project, concerns arose regarding the Marina Lofts’ density, height and traffic impact – many of which were appeased by developer Asi Cymbal’s decision to reduce the two 36-story towers to 28, which cut nearly 100 housing units from the project.

Other last ditch opposition efforts regarded the controversial plan to move a giant rain tree that wasn’t within the purview of the board’s review. Despite this, following an hour-long presentation by Cymbal and his staff, the Planning  & Zoning board unanimously voted 9-0 in favor of the project.

More after the break…

Marina Lofts / BIG

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Architects: BIG
Location: , FL, USA
Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen

Project Leader: Daniel Kidd

Contributors: Chris Falla, Suemin Jeon, Andreia Teixeira, Jenny Shen, Marcella Martinez, Michael Zhang
Area: 80,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of BIG