How will Miami look in 2018?

In the midst of a building boom, Miami is currently dotted with scaffolding-clad towers and soaring construction cranes. AD has the first glimpse of what the city’s skyline will look like in 2018, when work on many of the high-profile projects is set to be completed. Soon, the 60th-floor pool terrace of Arquitectonica’s upcoming luxury tower, Auberge Miami, will overlook some of the city’s most acclaimed architectural icons, both old and new. Residents of the tower will have direct views of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (completed in 2006 by César Pelli) and the Pérez Art Museum (a 2013 Herzog & de Meuron–designed gem); plus, they’ll be a stone’s throw from the American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat.

Upcoming projects that will reshape the cityscape include the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which was designed by Grimshaw Architects and is due for completion this summer. At 250,000 square feet, the complex will include a prominent spherical 3-D planetarium, a wildlife center, and interactive exhibition halls. Nearby, Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid’s futuristic One Thousand Museum will strike a sinuous 62-story profile and ultimately contain 83 plush apartments. The newly proposed Miami Dade Cultural Center, which will soon select a design from a crop of top talents, will rise across from the landmark 1925 Freedom Tower—one of the city’s most-beloved structures.

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Josh Gleyfano

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