Metropolitan Miami is a complex of four skyscrapers in the central business district of downtown Miami, Florida. These are Met 1, Met 2 Office Tower, Met 2 Marriott Marquis and Met 3. Met 1 was finished in 2007, and Met 2 and Met 3 are currently under construction for completion in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
Met 3, when completed, will be the 2nd-tallest building in Miami at 828 ft (252 m), behind the 903-foot (275 m) Brickell Financial Centre Phase II, which is scheduled to open in 2011. Met 3 will contain 76 floors, which will make it the tallest building in the United States south of New York City in terms of floor count. In total height, it will also be the tallest residential building south of New York, consisting of residential condominium units, as it will pass the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, which holds that distinction currently. Met 3 is expected to be complete in 2011. The foundation of Met 3 is currently being constructed and the tower is expected to begin going vertical by 2009.
Met 2 will actually be two buildings, built adjacent to each other. Met 2 Office Tower will be a 46-floor, commercial office building, and Met 2 Marriott Marquis will be a 31-story, building containing a Marriott Marquis Hotel. Met 2 is expected to open in the spring of 2009.
Met 1 is the first building to be completed in the complex. Completed in 2007, the building rises 40 stories and . It is a residential building, designed to supplement the much larger Met 3 tower, of which it is similar architecturally.
The Metropolitan Miami project has gained attention due to NBA star Shaquille O'Neal's involvement in the project. He formed the O'Neal Group, a building-development company, recently. The Metropolitan Miami project is the group's first.
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