Bank of America Miami

 

The Bank of America Tower at International Place (formerly the CenTrust Tower) boasts

being the third tallest building in Miami. I.M. Pei of Pei, Cobb, Freed, and Partners (the designer) began work on this 625 foot building in 1984 and finished it in only three short years. Unexpected delays occurred in mid 1984 when a 5 alarm fire broke out on the ninth floor while construction was still ongoing. The subsequent damage took weeks to repair

and put the completion of the tower behind schedule.

 

The 37 storey building sits comfortably on top of a 10 storey parking facility making the

facility an amazing 47 storey’ high. The most fascinating thing about the design of this

building is the Sky Lobby Terrace on the 11th floor. Mr. Pei included an outside dining area,

a reflecting pool, lush landscaping, and framed in the view so that viewers could see the beauty of downtown Miami. This floor has gained notoriety from its 10,000 squared feet marble and gold flooring!

 

The Bank of America Tower at International Place also contains the world’s only metro rail station (Knight Center Station) in a skyscraper. The tower is also connected to the Hyatt Regency Miami. Adding to its already unbelievable features; it has a 150 seat auditorium,

retail and banking facilities, a newly remodeled state-of-the-art private health club, and is equipped with a modern day telecommunications infrastructure. It’s no wonder why prestigious names such as Bank of America, Carlton Fields, McKinsey & Company Inc., American Arbitration Association, Boies Schiller, Global Expansion Group, Foley and Lardner LLP, Buchanan Ingersoll LLP, Genovese Joblove and Battista, P.A.; Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman, and Dicker LLP, and UBS Paine Webber all lease office space from this stunning office complex.

bank of america in miami

 

It is a beautiful addition to the business district of downtown Miami. In the evenings, the exterior lights continual change the endless palette of lighting coinciding with the holidays. On the 4th of July; the building can be seen lit up in the traditional red, white, and blue colors with a magnificent fireworks display providing the back drop.

 

The design of the Bank of America Tower has proven to serve all purposes for which it was built. It provides an appreciative, glass enclosed,

air-conditioned pedestrian walkway that connects the tower directly to the James L. Knight Center (part of the Miami Convention Center) and Hyatt Hotel.

The Tower is also the only class A office building in Miami with direct access to I-95. The building is less than a half of a block from the on and off ramps for Interstate 95 making access to the building convenient.