Members of the RICS Florida Chapter were given a unique opportunity to participate in a guided tour of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science last April, which is currently under construction in downtown Miami.

The museum project, which has a total project cost of US $300 million, will stand five-stories tall once complete and will cover 250,000 square feet on a four-acre site.

Among the signature landmarks at the completed facility will be the Planetarium and The Living Core Aquarium, both of which the five RICS members who attended the hard-hat tour were given the privilege of seeing up close during this construction phase. The Living Core Aquarium will house three stories of South Florida’s iconic ecosystems – the Everglades, the Sandy Shores, the Florida Reef and the Gulfstream, along with working scientists and native animals. The Planetarium has been designed to be one of the most sophisticated in the world and will offer visitors the most accurate and interactive digital displays available. 

Florida Chapter Committee member David Baxter, who organized the tour, described it as an enjoyable one and he thanked the museum CEO and President, Gillian Thomas, for taking the time to show RICS Members around the project with a complementary presentation of the RICS historical publication, “Building a Legacy”.

Pictures of the tour

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