Rising from city bureaucrat to billionaire builder, Jorge Perez became the great American success story, Miami style. The Cuban immigrant made the South Florida skyline his canvas, erecting high-rises from Miami to West Palm Beach.
But not one of them can compare to his latest creation, the ICON Brickell, a sumptuous $1 billion glass-and-concrete city within a city that includes three soaring towers, a pool the size of a football field, 1,640 condos, a boutique hotel and five restaurants.
It is Florida's most spectacular condo, Pérez's masterpiece, his legacy.
And, now, it may be his undoing.
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