Revamped Miami Beach Convention Center plans debut

Competing designers present designs

Published On: Mar 27 2013 09:38:39 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2013 09:49:41 AM EDT
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -

A third public meeting was held on Wednesday for competing developers to show off revamped plans to transform the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Both Portman CMC and South Beach ACE revised plans based on input from the community.

Portman CMC, led by developer Jack Portman, is also working with Cirque du Soliel, and has indicated plans to bring the art-inspired circus act to South Beach. Renderings provided to Local 10 include a raised hotel with green space below.

The group's plans can be seen at www.portmancmcmiamibeach.com.

South Beach ACE, led by developer Daniel Tishman, provided renderings that include inside views of the convention center space with towering ceilings and a modern, glass-topped atrium in the concourse.

South Beach ACE launched www.sobeace.com, where more plans can be seen.

The Miami Beach Commission is expected to make a selection over the summer.

PHOTOS: Design concepts for Miami Beach Convention Center

Published On: Mar 27 2013 10:33:41 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 27 2013 10:36:49 PM EDT
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This aerial view shows how one plan would change the Miami Beach skyline. Courtesy: South Beach ACE