TK honored in The New York Times
Read todays article in The New York Times on South Pointe, honoring my achievement in making it one of the
most sought after HOTSPOT in the World.
South Pointe – One of my PROUDEST achievements!
1992: TK‘ s HISTORIC helicopter ride with DONALD TRUMP.
1993: Watch the historic video of TK’s VISION that transformed SOUTH POINTE!
1995: TK with his partners Tom Daly (✞), Jorge M. Pérez.
2013: TK’s VISION has become a REALITY!
SOUTH POINTE, STAR ISLAND, FISHER ISLAND and PORT OF MIAMI today.
Read the entire article HERE!
While on vacation in early 1992, Thomas Kramer, a German businessman, took a helicopter ride over South Beach and had a vision: to create a version of New York’s Battery Park City on the southern tip of Miami Beach.[..]
Mr. Kramer invited 11 architectural firms to develop plans for the area. After six days of discussions, “Miami Beach’s original city center was ready for its most spectacular facelift,” he said. [..]
Mr. Pérez eventually bought 22.5 acres in the South Pointe area from Mr. Kramer for $125 million, re-branding it South of Fifth. The one parcel Mr. Pérez missed out on was where a Coast Guard station had been. Mr. Kramer sold that to Bruce Eichner, the New York developer, and it became the site of Continuum Towers. [..]
While Mr. Kramer saw the older buildings as a slum not worth saving, city officials created a historic district in 1996 to protect the low-rise Art Deco structures at a remove from the beach.[..]
Even lower-lying developments that once struggled are now luxury properties South of Fifth.[..]