City Council to discuss building skyscraper in Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando could be getting a big addition to their skyline, as officials are discussing a new building that would stand as the tallest in the city.

Plans are in motion to add Orlando's tallest skyscraper right next to the Orange County Courthouse on Orange and Livingston. City Council will decide on Monday afternoon whether to approve the master plans. 

Known as the 'Zoi House,' the architect says that it will be the tallest building Orlando. It will hold 10,000 square feet of retail space, 130,000 square feet of office space, and 300 apartments. 

Architect Wayne Dunkelberger says that there will be "300 apartments. Underneath there will be six floors of office. And below that, a parking deck."

Developers from Miami say that the Zio building will be taller than the 419-foot Orange County Courthouse, as well sa the 427-foot Suntrust building. 

Dunkelberger goes on to say that "Zoi means life in Greek. So at the very top is going to be a pool and pool deck that looks over the city of Orlando."

In order to build it, developers will have to knock down the building next door -- the popular Fratelli's Italian restaurant. After this, there will be two years of work to complete construction. 

The City Council meeting will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon.