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One Biscayne Tower

When Miami’s One Biscayne Tower needed public safety communications enhancement, Cooper General got the call.

One Biscayne, built in 1972, was the largest skyscraper in Miami, and remains a business landmark.  Winner of five Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards, this 39 story giant has almost a million square feet “under air.”   The huge amount of concrete and steel prevented public safety radio signals from penetrating to critical areas, including six massive elevator shafts in the building’s core, and 3 stairwells on the periphery.


The Cooper-General engineering team studied the building design closely, and carefully measured existing  RF signals.  In the City of Miami, it is vital to provide RF enhancements only where needed, and this presented a formidable challenge in this giant structure.  Our team worked closely with building engineering and the City radio teams to iterate the design, which included dozens of antennas, a digital bi-directional amplifier, and battery backup system with full NFPA alarm integration.

When we turned the system on, the only issue was that our coverage was a little too good, and we backed the system gains down with a simple programming operation.  That’s the kind of success we like at Cooper-General, and we are proud to add One Biscayne to our portfolio.  On time, in budget, exceeding expectations.  That was our commitment to the One Biscayne management team, and Cooper-General delivers.

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