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Old Posted Oct 29, 2007, 6:39 PM
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Arrow FT LAUDERDALE | Atlantic Center

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Office 437,000 sf (w/ 15,000 sf retail/restaurant & 25,000 sf health club)
28 Floors, 457 feet
SE 2nd Street between SE 3rd Ave and S Federal Hwy
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One of the world's most admired architectural groups, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), is creating this stunning new tower. The 28-story, 420,000-square-foot Atlantic Tower features a glass lobby, and highly efficient 25,000 square foot typical floor plates. In accordance with Crocker Partner's corporate policy adopted in 2006, the building is being designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (August 8, 2007) Crocker Partners LLC today announced KPF - Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates - as architect for the new Atlantic Center office tower which will occupy one of the last remaining sites for development in downtown Fort Lauderdale. KPF is an international practice with studios in New York and London and a growing presence in Shanghai, China. It was chosen after a best-of-class search for a firm that will bring both iconic design and the latest building innovations to the project, according to Thomas J. Crocker, Crocker Partners CEO.

Atlantic Center is being developed by a partnership of Crocker Partners and ING Clarion. Crocker said KPF's preliminary design concepts promise Atlantic Center will be an exciting and totally innovative downtown destination. The firm, with numerous awards to its credit including six National AIA Honor Awards, also earned the Architectural Firm Award by the American Institute of Architects in 1990 and is one of the most respected architectural design practices in the world. Its portfolio, developed over thirty years, includes designs ranging from a jewel-like glass pavilion for Rodin sculptures to large mixed-use projects world wide. These include Miami's Espirito Santo Plaza, a recipient of a New York City AIA Project Award Citation in 2001, and an entire new city in Incheon, Korea.

"For an architect, there could be no better combination than a city that cares and a client who dares," said KPF design principal William Louie. "This is a city whose hopes are well defined in their Downtown Master Plan and their Design Guidelines, and a client whose ambition is to build the best competitive project possible. Our goal is to provide an iconic architecture of the highest level in keeping with those aspirations."

Preliminary plans for the $175 million project call for the market's first hurricane-resistant building. The iconic tower will be located on S.E Second Street, just south of Broward Boulevard, and will encompass 437,000 square feet of Class A office space, complemented by a lifestyle retail/restaurant complex of 15,000 square feet and an executive health club of 25,000 square feet.

Atlantic Center is projected to break ground in first quarter 2008 for completion in 2010 and will incorporate a host of design features, executive amenities and state-of-the-art construction components including:
Technology infrastructure and hurricane-resistant construction and systems that are designed to enable tenants to operate continuously during the most severe conditions.
Amenities that draw people from throughout the downtown, as well as building tenants, including a mix of national and regional dining spots and a high-end grocery store.
Full-service concierge, valet service and exclusive executive parking with dedicated, direct-to-suite elevator access.
For more information about Atlantic Center, contact Jon Blunk at 954 636-8509 or e-mail jblunk@crockerpartners.com or visit www.AtlanticCenterFtl.com
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2007, 6:40 PM
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Few more images...














Floor plan one


Floor plan two


All images can be found on their site (plus more)

Credit: http://atlanticcenterftl.com/
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2007, 6:55 PM
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NICE! i like the design. clean, sleek and modern.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2007, 6:59 PM
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The first rendering looks amazing.

The second...not so much. No randomly switching of siding without some sort of setback.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2007, 8:49 PM
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good news for Ft. Lauderdale but what a drab design from KPF! The basic structure resembles their Espirito Santos tower in Miami without the concave facade. I do like the base and the plaza of the building but FTL really needs some dynamic towers downtown.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2007, 11:27 PM
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Question

It seems like south Florida gets pretty plain designs. You look at the developers web sites, everything looks pretty nice and then you get to the Florida sections and they're so plain. Maybe it has something to do with hurricanes... or just the "style" down here
     
     
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Anyone know how sales are going ?
     
     
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I, for one, think this is outstanding. The design is quite good, and the fact that Fort Lauderdale is building an elegant modern office tower, and not your typical south Florida condo, shows this city's aspirations for greater things. That's what I see, at least.
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classssssy!
     
     
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I love the base of the building. The area will be even more vibrant when the street car system is in place.
     
     
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That is what first got my attention 'The Base' looks awesome. Will look awesome...
     
     
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Anyone know how sales are going ?
sales of what?
     
     
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Awesome project! Very good for Ft. Lauderdale!
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Dale must think it's a condo.
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sales of what?
Beg pardon. leasing.
     
     
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Beg pardon. leasing.
They have several deals in the works.
     
     
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According to Crocker Partners, ground breaking is to start at the end of the year.
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I really like the base!
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