Renderings for starchitect Zaha Hadid's upcoming residential skyscraper in downtown Miami have been released, and we're getting queasy just looking at the jaw-dropping glass-enclosed, see-through rooftop pool.
One Thousand Museum, as the building is known, will not only alter Miami's skyline with an ultra-sophisticated and ultra-modern concrete exoskeleton, but features a stunning Aquatic Center and Sky Lounge on the 60th and 61st floors, just under the building's helipad and right above the penthouses. The rooftop pool has an underwater glass wall so the incredible view of Miami below can be admired by splashing residents. (Story continues below.)
We wouldn't expect anything less from the Iraqi-born, London-based architect, who is known for designing inimitable, futuristic structures around the world. Hadid is a pioneer who became the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (the Nobel Prize of her field) in 2004. And Miami has already had a taste of Hadid's work with her "Elastika" installation, on permanent display in the atrium of the Moore Building in the Design District.
One Thousand Museum, which will be the architect's first skyscraper in the western hemisphere (go Miami!), is scheduled to break ground in the spring of 2014. The luxury residences are already on sale, expected to fetch between $4.5 million and $30 million.
Would you swim in this pool?
Hat tip: Curbed Miami.