Miami Tower’s broken elevators angering tenants
January 23, 2015

The 47-story Miami Tower, designed by I.M. Pei, and known for its exterior lights that change color by the occasion — like red, white and blue on the Fourth of July — is not shining so brightly on the inside.

The building’s largest tenant of six floors, law firm Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, met with the city’s chief garage inspector this week to discuss the tower’s malfunctioning elevators...

Tim Prunka, of commercial brokerage Savills Studley representing the tenants, said tenants would have trouble terminating leases.

“You just can’t walk out of a lease for something like this,” he told the Daily Business Review, also explaining that the city should have budgeted for new elevators some time ago. “…If you skip all 15 oil changes over the years, don’t be surprised if the car breaks down. What may need to happen is the building may need to front the money to replace the elevators and have the city pay them back.”

Miami Tower’s broken elevators angering tenants

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