At the upper levels of the tower, a five star fine dining restaurant is accompanied by a ballroom, while an observation deck provides expansive views from the top of Florida’s tallest building. It will also feature two built-in amusement park attractions for visitors seeking a rush of adrenaline.
The SkyRise Drop will allow those brave enough to bungee jump from the skyscraper while attached to a high-speed controlled-descent wire. Alternatively, the SkyPlunge will see participants locked into a harness to free fall 50 stories before an extremely rapid deceleration brings them to a screeching halt.
For additional entertainment there will also be an exclusive club and bar and the SkyRise Flying Theatre featuring a motion based simulator, similar to those used at Disney World.
Project developer Jeff Berkowitz commented, “Miami is a world-class city. And I think an iconic structure downtown will firmly cement Miami on the global stage. It’s going to be Miami’s Eiffel Tower.”
Designed by Miami-based architects Arquitectonica, the hairpin-shaped tower is said to be relatively energy-efficient and will be aiming for LEED Gold certification.
The mixed-use project is scheduled for a 2018 completion date.