The twin-towered 400 Sunny Isles, designed by Chad Oppenheim and "Architect of Record"-ed by Kobi Karp, has reached its top. Well, actually the east tower still has a story to go. Both towers were planned to be 20 stories tall and have a combined total of 230 units. Most of the released renderings (head over here! for renderings) for 400 Sunny Isles depict the south face of the towers, which contains the boxy balconies that give the buildings that signature Oppenheim look; however, the north face of the towers is far less intricate and quite bland, which unfortunately, happens to be the most visible part of the towers from land. Being right on a major thoroughfare and at the very front door of the city... you might have thought they would make that side the most aesthetically attractive and defined.
Hopefully, the towers have a fluid interaction at street level, which appears to be the objective of the neighboring pedestrian friendly projects, which offer a more 'urban' experience, than the rest of Sunny Isles' palaces in the sky. Along with easy access to Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic, and the awesome Oleta River State Park, 400 Sunny Isles is also right across the street from Gateway Park; Sunny Isle's new 'flagship' park, currently under construction. Immediately to the east is the site of the planned Parque Towers at St. Tropez project (also a twin tower project) being developed by J Milton & Associates, which coincidentally, scored a juicy loan from Wells Fargo just a few days ago. 400 Sunny Isles broke ground last August.—Andy Morales
· 400 Sunny Isles coverage [Curbed Miami]