Espirito Santo Plaza
is an office skyscraper
in Downtown Miami
, United States
. It was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
PC (KPF). The 505-foot (168 meter), 36-story building is located on the southern end of Brickell Avenue
in the Financial District.
The architecture is based loosely on the Saint Louis Arch
, of which its front façade loosely mimics. One of Miami's common nicknames is "The Gateway to Latin America," which also closely resembles Saint Louis' nickname, "The Gateway to the West." It is said to welcome people to the United States as the arch welcomes people to the west.
The building is the North American headquarters for the Espírito Santo Bank
and contains some Class A office space. A Conrad Hotel
as well as some residential units occupy the remaining space. The building opened July 1, 2004, and is located at 1395 Brickell Avenue, less than a block from the Financial District Metromover Station
The building has been featured twice in Burn Notice
, once as headquarters for an architectural company, and again in a skyline shot.
<gallery>Image:Espirito Santo Plaza backside.jpg|View of the backside of the tower from the pool deck of the Four Seasons hotel
in May... Read More