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Glass lives up to its name with glass design elements

Without much pomp and circumstance, Terra Group’s Glass, an 18-story building designed by Rene Gonzalez with just 10 large full-floor residences, has broken ground. Seven of those units are now under contract. The building, which takes its name almost literally, will have extravagant architectural elements made out of glass, including fritted glass balconies and an illusion that the building is dematerializing as it rises. Amenities are predictably lavish, including programmable ceiling installations in every foyer that are designed to evoke star-lit skies. Prices begin at $7.9 million. Eloy Carmenate, 119 Washington Ave., Ste. 600, Miami Beach, 305-503-0478

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The Glass pool

High Balling

One Brickell CityCentre, the 80-story tower planned to be Brickell CityCentre’s pièce de résistance and eventually Miami’s tallest tower, will have a lounge open to the public on the 80th floor as well as a restaurant on the 79th. The tower, however, won’t be built for a few years; that massive three-block hole in the ground with cranes shooting out of it is only Phase I of the project. The tower, which will be located on the former Brickell Avenue site of Northern Trust Bank, will likely be constructed in Phase II, though its exact construction timing has yet to be announced. Swire Properties, 501 Brickell Key Dr., Ste. 600, Miami

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The 24th-floor Murano Grande condo of music mogul Timbaland sold for $4.8 million

Sound Investment

Music mogul Timbaland has sold a 24th-floor condo at the South of Fifth Murano Grande that he purchased back in 2006. He bought the unit for $2.7 million with the intent of making it his primary residence, gut-renovated it, but never actually moved in, and finally sold it for $4.8 million. The almost 4,000-square-foot pad includes a state-of-the-art sound system, a Portuguese marble shower, and limestone countertops. The buyer was another unnamed resident in the building. Oren Alexander at Douglas Elliman, 1111 Lincoln Road, Ste. 805, Miami Beach, 305-610-4559

Kool on the Water

Park Grove, a joint project between Terra Group and The Related Group, was announced during Art Basel, with an exhibition of four proposals by four internationally renowned architects on display at Design Miami. The building will be located on the former South Bayshore Drive site of the Coconut Grove Bank. The winning architectural team, Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture headed by Shohei Shigematsu, proposed a series of slender towers with lower levels that are activated by the new bayfront park on one side and downtown Coconut Grove on the other. While the final design has not been announced, unit sizes may be between 2,500 to 3,500 square feet, with prices from $2 million to $4.5 million. Park Grove Sales Office, 2701 S. Bayshore Dr., Ste. 600, Miami, 305-508-5712

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