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Musician "Pitbull" and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who tested positive for COVID-19 and has now been cleared negative, are debuting the artist's just-released global anthem, "I Believe That We Will Win" - an inspirational song aimed at motivating global strength. The song is broadcast nightly on iHeart Radio
at the start of the city's official "Stars and Stripes 10:00 PM Curfew Tower Lighting" at the new 700-foot, $600-million Paramount Miami Worldcenter in downtown Miami.
The Paramount Miami skyscraper's one-of-a-kind animation system is displaying a 60-story brilliant beacon of patriotism. It is the largest electronic American flag, which is blended with a 100-yard wide ticker-tape style read-out of the lyrics, "Believe We Will Win."
The phrase appears on the crown of the building's Skydeck. Also at the top of the building is a 150-foot-tall by 300-foot-wide fluttering field of blue and an array of five-pointed white stars. Through the center of the building is a 693-foot-tall glowing vertical stream of red and white stripes.
When Pitbull's song starts playing, the tower illuminates; signaling stores and businesses to close and all citizens remain home.
Paramount is the soaring signature skyscraper of Miami Worldcenter, which is currently America's largest urban core construction project.
At the stroke of 10, nightly, iHeart Radio
stations Y100 and Tu94.9 and their websites are broadcasting, what Pitbull
describes as, "A tribute to healthcare professionals, public servants, and others working the frontlines."
In his song, Pitbull, sings, "You know what spreads faster than any virus? It's fear." He continues, "Now is when we gotta stick together. We gotta fight hard, show how powerful it is when we come together."
Proceeds from sales of the song will be donated to various global charities, according to the entertainer.
Positive Mayor Now Tests Negative
Suarez, 44, was infected with COVID-19 in mid-March. He was just released from 18-days of mandatory quarantine after he twice-tested negative.
"Well, like Pitbull's song says, I believe that I can win," says Suarez. - the leader of America's Magic City. "I've won. And, I'm ready to get on the frontlines and start battling this thing and start leading my city into the future and help others who have tested positive."
Notation to multi-media producers: The B-Roll feed includes exclusive footage of the mayor's homecoming. He is greeted by children Andrew, Gloriana, and wife Gloria
outside their Coconut Grove home.
"This vivid patriotic presentation is an indicator to all Americans that we, as a nation, shall remain steadfast and will overcome adversity," says Nitin Motwani (Knit-In Mott-Wanee), Managing Principal of Miami Worldcenter Associates. "The City of Miami called upon us to provide a sign of spirit and unity and so, in short order, we put our team to work on this all-American lighting exhibition, which we believe will bring joy to the hearts of everyone during this time of crisis."
The mayor emphasizes, "Every night, we are going to display the American flag to the beat of Pitbull's, 'I Believe That We Can Win'." He adds, "This lets us know that as a city we can come together and we can beat this deadly virus."
Pitbull, a 39-year-old native of Miami's Little Havana
neighborhood, whose name is Armando Christian Pérez, sings, "If there's anytime to check-in for the world, it's right now. Now is when we take fear, and, it's not, Forget Everything
And Run -- It's Face Everything
In the performer's music video, the South Florida singer-songwriter, known as, "Mr. 305, Mr. Worldwide," specifically focuses on the inspiration he gains from his hometown of Miami.
"Miami taught me how to fight, and I want to give that to everybody in the world right now."
The Miami-Dade telephone area code is 305.
Light Show and Hours
Paramount Miami Worldcenter's, "Believe We Will Win" 10-minute curfew light show starts at 10:00 PM nightly and will remain active until further notice. The nightly curfew ends at 5:00 AM.
Paramount's stars and stripes light show ignites every half-hour for a duration of two minutes between the hours of 4:30 AM and sunrise and from sunset until 11:30 PM nightly.
According to Arthur Falcone, Founder of Miami Worldcenter Associates, "The stars and stripes shining on the South Florida skyline serve as a digital salute to all hard-working Americans and is also intended to comfort those who are infected, including one of our congressmen and thousands of other Floridians, Americans, and people around the world."
Paramount Miami Worldcenter CEO-Developer Daniel
Kodsi emphasizes, "Most of all, these lights burn in remembrance of those who have passed."
While Mayor Suarez has now been cleared negative, South Florida U.S. Representative Mario
Diaz-Balart remains in isolation, having tested positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks ago.
Technologically-Advanced Lighting System
The 60-story Paramount super structure is equipped with the world's most technologically-advanced Color
Kinetics light-emitting-diode (L.E.D.) animation system..
"There are 14,300 individual light emitting diodes embedded in more than 10,000 panes of high impact glass on Paramount Miami Worldcenter," explains Kodsi. The lighting system requires 15,000 watts of electricity, which can create a combination of 16.2-million colors. It took three years to design the lighting system and took a team of 12 technicians 10 months to install it.
The system was designed and installed by LED Smith, Inc. of Delray Beach, Florida. CEO Gavin Cooper's other projects include the Empire State
Building and the Miami Metro Miami River Bridge.
Tower of City-of-the-Future
Paramount is the sixth-tallest building south of New York City.
Paramount Miami Worldcenter, which opened earlier this year, is considered the world's most heavily-amenitized, futuristic, luxury residential skyscraper. Among its 41 unique amenities is America's first Jetsons-Style flying cars SkyPort and the nation's largest elevated urban deck, which features four-acres of resort style pools, bungalows, tennis courts, and a soccer field overlooking downtown Miami.
The $4-billion, 27-acre Miami Worldcenter is America's second-largest real estate development and the city's new residential, retail, entertainment, hospitality and transportation complex.
There are 569 high rise homes, including 26 penthouses in the Paramount tower. Prices range from $750,000 to $10-million.