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"Unfortunately, we have grown accustomed to this type of development without acknowledging the consequences. The towers are awe inspiring but are consolidating the wealth into a very tight location, mainly along the waterfronts. The lack of leadership here failed to ensure all this wealth pouring in would improve the area as a whole. There is no "trickle down" in Dade County. As they are allowed to privatize the waterfront Miami ranks at the bottom of metro areas for public amenities such as public parks and transit. Developers have been given the keys to the city as our libraries are closing. These towers are not like in Manhattan. They sit on top of massive garages. Inhabitants do not walk out onto the streets, they drive out. Miami is a land of extremes and inequalities, more and more a land of suburbs in the skies and gated communities which only heightens the inequality. You better be able to afford "Lexus Lanes" because outside of that, there is no infrastructure improvements coming." —SEFTA [Developers Are Racing To The Top...Literally]

Panorama Tower

1101 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida

One Brickell City Centre

‎700 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131