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Bank of America Building, Miami

The Bank of America Tower (formerly the CenTrust Tower) is a 47-story, landmark office tower in Miami, Florida. Built for CenTrust Savings & Loan in 1987, the 47-story building is the third highest skyscraper in Miami and in Florida at a height of 625 feet (191 m) and is known for its elaborate night-time illuminations and its dramatic three glass tiers.

Designed by the Pei Cobb Freed & Partners architectural firm, the tower consists of two separate structures: A 11-story parking garage owned by the city and the 37-story office tower built upon the air rights of the garage. Preliminary planning for the tower began in February 1980; construction on the garage began by November. The garage was completed in February 1983 and the tower began construction a year later. In August 1984, while the tower was under construction, a 5-alarm fire began on the ninth floor; construction was subsequently delayed for several weeks. On December 15, 1985, the tower was lit for the first time in Miami Dolphins aqua and snowflakes.

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