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Miami skyline growing by leaps and bounds

Feb 22, 2021

Things are looking up --- literally way up --- when it comes to Miami’s rising ambitions.

Already ranked as the nation’s third-tallest skyline behind New York and Chicago, and No. 24 in the world, even more tropical sunrises and sunsets soon will fall in the shadows of more than 20 skyscrapers -- all at least 300 feet high -- being built or planned for the metro urban area alone.

Miami already has more than 300 “high rises.” Nine of the state’s 10 tallest buildings, and 34 of the 37 buildings over 550 feet, are found in the Greater Miami area, where crane operators are thriving in this LEGO skyward environment of concrete, steel and glass.

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Hillard Grossman for Islander News

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