Revamped Miami Beach Convention Center plans debut

Competing designers present designs

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A concourse atrium would reveal an expansive view of the South Florida sky. Courtesy: South Beach ACE

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

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, where more plans can be seen.

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

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