MiamiHerald / One thousand feet: For builders aspiring to put a gargantuan architectural exclamation mark on the Miami skyline, piercing past that symbolic pinnacle has long been an elusive grail.

Now the on-again, off-again race to the top appears to be very much on again – though no one’s quite owning up to it yet.

After years of planning, several so-called “supertall” downtown towers appear closer than ever to actually breaking ground. About the only question now is, who’ll be first?

One developer, Property Markets Group, has quietly filed plans with the city for a 1,036-foot hotel and condo tower on Biscayne Boulevard that the developers say will be the tallest residential building south of New York City.


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