Like sweet-and-salty fried plantains, Miami’s skyline has a delicate balance. The striking angles of some buildings balance out the smooth curves of others. The result is a skyline like no other.
- Performing arts center. The Adrienne Arsht Center by architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has angular forms that collide with grace.
- Brickell World Plaza. This ‘green’ skyscraper in downtown Miami has crisp angles and clean lines. The form is accompanied by function — Brickell earned LEED Platinum certification for its eco features, which include water filtration.
- Banco Espirito Santo. This bank building by KPF (with SB Architects and Swanke Hayden Connell) has a graceful indentation on its west facade. Architectural Record says this curve is:
“a parabolic arch symbolizing Miami’s status as a gateway to Latin America.”
- Moderne. Historic Streamline Moderne style buildings such as Jerry’s Deli often have curves that run parallel to each other.
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