Eighty Seven Park: Here’s a first look at the newly completed beachfront project in Miami Beach
Eighty Seven Park, Italian architect Renzo Piano’s first residential building in the Western Hemisphere, is newly completed. Piano created the sleek, oval-shaped building in Miami Beach’s North Beach, intending to defy gravity.
“The building is made of 16 decks flying one above the other, floating above the beach and park. Those suspended decks catch the sound and light of the ocean. It’s a beautiful thing,” Piano told the press. “I know fighting against gravity sounds a bit mad, but it is quite interesting because the tension between the sky and earth adds a poetic presence. It’s not arrogant, it’s not possessive, it’s not selfish. This building is something that is more open. What we are expressing is that this building belongs to nature.”
Eighty Seven Park has drawn the attention to many exclusive buyers, including billionaire Jonathan Newhouse, the chairman of Condé Nast International, which spent $6.2 million on a unit, as well as tennis player Novak Djokovic, who bought an apartment for $5.77 million. There are 68-units in the building and a penthouse has been on the market for $68 million.
Interiors were created by RDAI in Paris, with a design inspired by the natural surroundings of North Beach. West 8 of Rotterdam supervised landscape, simultaneously with the design of the restored North Shore park next to it. A botanist will be on the condo staff to manage the landscape. Terra Group is the developer.
(Interior Images: Eighty Seven Park by Douglas Friedman/Exterior images: Eighty Seven Park by The Boundary)