While CMC Group's Brickell Flatiron continues its 64-storey ascent, crews down at ground level have been equally busy since the time of our last update. Sat atop at least a dozen floors of above ground parking, the 549-unit residential high-rise's sizeable podium base has now begun to sport some cladding, the utilitarian structure to be concealed with the help of a series of geometrical metal panels. 

Brickell Flatiron, parking garage cladding, image by Forum contributor PhillipPessar

The Revuelta Architecture-designed tower's base, as seen in the images above and below, will be covered in hundreds of perforated, metallic, "scales," somewhat reminiscent of an armoured fish. The finished effect will leave the parking level semi-open to the elements, which, this being Miami, should not prove too challenging for residents to navigate. 

Cladding, close-up view, image by Forum contributor PhillipPessar

Located in the heart of Miami's rapidly intensifying Brickell District, the aptly named development will soon deliver up to 800 new residents to the neighbourhood. Close to Brickell Station, and within easy walking distance to many of the area's key attractions, the project will likely prove to be a popular addition to the city. 

Cladding, context view, image by Forum contributor PhillipPessar

Far above the parking garage, residents will be treated to a host of amenities, including an 18th floor lap pool, theatre, library, and rooftop pool. Billed as a luxury tower, prices will range from anywhere between $500,000 to $11 million (USD). 

SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  CMC Group, Revuelta Architecture