Spanning half a city block and linking the Miami River with 7th Avenue at the 2nd Avenue bridge, Latitude is Miami’s first truly mixed-use development on the river. Latitude combines residential, retail, restaurants and an office building with long axial views of the Miami river, downtown Miami and the Brickell skyline. This development sits on the original site of a former World War II PT Boat factory that was once the set for the ‘Miami Vice’ television series.
Arquitectonica’s design for Latitude consists of three key components: a 45-story, 455-unit, 225,000 SF (20,903 SM) upscale riverfront residential tower; a 21-story Class A office building with 20,000 SF (1,858 SM) of retail; and a 1,000-car parking garage. The positioning of these buildings work together to maximize views for both structures. At the corner of the site, an original two-story Art Deco building is reconstructed using preserved bas-relief precast panels. This freestanding structure is now used as a retail and restaurant destination.