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Rising sea levels are a threat - is your condo building safe?

Friends and Neighbors,

When reading the article below, ask yourself: "are we doing enough to protect our fragile environment here in South Florida and Hallandale in particular?" Rising sea levels constitute a threat to the future of our community, and our best course of action to combat this problem lies in preparation.

Keeping you informed,

Commissioner, 

Keith S. London

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Map shows which Miami condo buildings are threatened by rising sea levels

Even as scientists continue reminding us that Miami is one of the most susceptible cities to the potential damages of sea-level rise, developers continue erecting shiny luxury tower after shiny luxury tower in the areas most threatened by rising tides. So E Miami Condos, a website that tracks condo development in the city, put two and two together to figure out which buildings are at the highest risk. 

The site gathered information from the FIU School of Journalism's Eyes on the Rise app. The app allows you to key in your address and find out how many feet of sea-level rise it would take for your home to be underwater. 

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The map is divided into three color-coded zones. Red represents areas that are threatened with two feet of sea-level rise, yellow represents three feet, and blue represents four feet. 

Miami Beach and Key Biscayne have the most condo buildings that would find their lobbies underwater even if the level rose by just two feet. Edgewater, currently Miami's most booming neighborhood when it comes to condo buildings, also has several buildings that would be immediately threatened. 

Now of course you're thinking, When exactly is this expected to happen? That's the biggest debate among scientists right now, and no one has an exact timeline. 

"The answer could be sooner than 200 years from now or as long as 2,000 years," the authors of another sea-level rise mapping tool, released last year, said of peak sea-level rise. "Why the wide range? It is easier to estimate how much ice will eventually melt from a certain amount of warming than how quickly it will melt, which involves more unknowns. The same simple contrast would apply to an ice sculpture in a warm room." 

The 2014 National Climate Assessment predicted that sea levels could rise anywhere from one foot to four feet by 2100, but it left leeway that rise by then could be as little as eight inches and as much as almost seven feet. 

Scientists are also still trying to figure out how cuts to carbon emissions could curb sea-level rise. 

Which is to say none of these condos is at risk of being swallowed by the sea anytime soon, but don't assume the owners will be able to pass these homes on to their grandchildren. 

Here are the list of condos that would be swamped. 

Condos Affected by Two Feet of Sea-Level Rise

Miami Beach

Venetian Isle Apartments 

Island Terrace Condominium 

Costa Brava Condominium 

Alton Park Condo 

Mirador 1000 Condo 

Floridian Condominiums 

South Beach Bayside Condominium 

Portugal Tower Condominium 

La Tour Condominium 

Sunset Beach Condominiums 

Tower 41 Condominium 

Eden Roc Miami Beach 

Mimosa Condominium 

Carriage Club Condominium 

Marlborough House 

Grandview 

Monte Carlo Miami Beach 

Sherry Frontenac 

Carillon 

Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour 

Midtown | Edgewater

Quantam on the Bay 

Paramount Bay 

22 Skyview 

23 Biscayne Bay 

Onyx on the Bay 

Crimson Waterfront Residences 

Opera Tower 

Bay Parc Plaza 

Downtown

Marquis Residences 

Brickell

Emerald at Brickell 

Brickell Shores 

Bayshore Place 

Brickell House 

Key Biscayne

Key Colony 

Key Biscayne Beach Club 

Towers of Key Biscayne 

Oceana Key Biscayne 

Commodore Club South 

Coconut Grove

Port by Water Condominium 

The Mutiny 

South Miami

Deering Bay Condominiums 

Condos Affected by Three Feet of Sea-Level Rise (in Addition to Those Above):

Miami Beach

Harbor House 

Carlton Terrace Condominium 

Bal Harbour Tower 

Bal Harbour 101 

Ocean Blue Miami 

Crystal Beach Suites 

La Force Palace 

The Casablanca on the Ocean 

MEI Condominiums 

Maison Paco 

La Rive Gauche 

Royal Embassy Condominium 

Design Suites 

La Costa of Miami Beach Condo 

Crystal House 

Thompson Miami Beach 

Faena House 

Mirasol Ocean Towers 

Club Atlantis Condominium 

A loft South Beach 

Roney Palace Condominium 

Shore Club South Beach 

Miami | Edgewater

The Charter Club on the Bay 

Paraiso BayViews 

Platinum Condominium 

Biscayne Beach Residences 

Riviera Towers Condo 

Starloft 360 Penthouse 

Unity on the Bay 

Cite Condominiums 

Downtown

Ten Museum Residential Condo 

1000 Museum Condo 

Brickell 

The Plaza 

The Bond Brickell 

Jade Residences 

The Palace Condominium 

Villa Regina 

Brickell Heights 

Camden Brickell 

Coconut Grove

Residences at Vizcaya 

Condos Affected by Four Feet of Sea-Level Rise (in Addition to Those Above) 

Miami | Edgewater 

IOS on the Bay 

Bay Park Towers 

Bayview Tower 

Harbor 29 Condominium 

Moonbay Condos 

630 NE 27th St. 

Bay House Miami Residences 

Club on the Bay 

New Wave Condominiums 

22 Biscayne Bay 

Biscayne 21 Condominium 

Downtown Miami

18 Biscayne 

Marina Blue 

900 Biscayne 

Epic Miami 

One Miami 

Brickell

Solaris

Commodore Bay 

Brickell Bay Tower 

1430 Point View 

Costa Bella 

Brickell Harbour Condominium 

The Palace Condominium 

Brickell City Center 

Coconut Grove

Grove Isle Condominium 

Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove 

Grove at Grand Bay 

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