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Miami Beach acts to outbuild climate change

City needs more condos so as to pay for project to protect itself against rising sea level

BATTLING THE ENCROACHING SEA: The ocean around South Florida, which sits on porous limestone, is expected to rise nearly one metre in the next 86 years, according to Florida State University research.

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ARGENTINE developer Alan Faena recently listed the most expensive condo in this city's history at US$55 million. The Mid Beach penthouse features a private elevator, an infinity pool, an uninterrupted view of the Atlantic.

The catch: The tower stands on what scientists