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A skyscraper "prepared for a pandemic" is being built in the US
Posted On: August 20, 2021
A skyscraper "prepared for a pandemic" is being built in the US
A skyscraper "prepared for a pandemic" is being built in the US - Carlo Allegri / Reuters

The so-called Legacy Tower in Miami (Florida, USA) will be the world's first 'all-in-one' skyscraper (residential, hotel and medical center) in the world. In order to offer a well-being urban environment, it will also be equipped with "pandemic-ready" technology.

The start of its construction was announced by the mayor of Miami, Francis Suárez , amid the sudden increase in cases of coronavirus in the south of that state.

At 182 meters high and 55 floors, the building will house 310 private homes, 219 hotel rooms and 10 floors for medical facilities. The estimated budget for the works is $ 500 million, GlobeNewswire reported.

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"What makes the Legacy unique is that it was designed with a COVID-19 conscious lifestyle in mind," said Royal Palm Companies CEO Daniel Kodsi.

The tower, which will be part of the Miami Worldcenter , is the second-largest real estate project in the United States and the first major construction since the beginning of the pandemic and after the collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium in Florida.

The project is a collaboration of several companies: Adventist Health, a religious nonprofit hospital and medical care system; Blue Zones, a world leader in human longevity research; Accor Hotels, a hotel company; and Royal Palm Companies, a Florida high-rise luxury real estate development firm.

According to the report, the Legacy is using the latest in architectural designs and technologies, construction techniques and materials, ensuring structural integrity and a healthy environment.


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