100-Story Waldorf Astoria Miami ‘On Track To Break Ground In September’

Groundbreaking for downtown Miami’s supertall Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences could be just days away, according to a new report.

A spokesperson for the developer told the SFBJ last week that the 100-story tower is on track to break ground in September.

Around 87% of condo units have already been sold, the spokesperson added.

In addition to condo units, the project will include hotel rooms, amenities, restaurant, and ballroom space.

The project site is already a hive of activity, with drilling underway last week, a video by Ryan RC Rea shows.

Completion is planned in 2026.

 

 

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Not Anonymous
16 days ago

The Waldorf is what Miami needs. Almost every culture important city has a landmark building. New York has the Empire State and World Trade Center, Shanghai has the Oriental Pearl and the Shanghai Tower, Chicago has the Willis tower, and SF has the Transamerica Pyramid. Miami is one of the few cities in the world that doesn’t really have a landmark. It is famous for the beach, not it’s architecture. With the Waldorf and the Signature Bridge, Miami’s image will forever be changed from a city of strip clubs, coke and the beach to that and iconic buildings. Lets hope that this project follows through, and with the other Supertalls planned the skyline will evolve until it rivals that of Chicago or NY.

Unanimous
16 days ago

Underrated comment

Carlosmbch
16 days ago

Height alone doesn’t necessarily mean classy, or iconic, or beautiful. Miami needs spires as found in all the other cities which you mention. No more boxes please!

Anonymous
16 days ago

Not necessarily. With the height limit so low in Downtown, it doesn’t make sense to build a building where valuable space is wasted on a spire. There are no other buildings like the Waldorf in the country and the world and I think that is enough

Anonymous
16 days ago

Okay then, more curves, massing and articulation, hence “No more boxes please!”

Carlosmbch
16 days ago

‘Wasted’ to you means avarice or greed to others. Other major cities have spears with more restrictive height limits than Miami. Even Atlanta has 3 skyscrapers with spears below Miami’s 1049 ft height limit. Miami needs to have its own SFO’s Transamerica tower. Miami’s boxy skyline is screaming for a spear!

Anonymous
15 days ago

according to YOU. I personally think spires look stupid. Form should follow function. No function in spires or spears or pointy conehead tops.

Anonymous
16 days ago

I’d argue 1000 Museum is gradually being cemented as one of those iconic buildings for Miami. It is one of a kind.

Carebear
15 days ago

Paramount is much nicer looking.

Anonymous
13 days ago

It’s certainly a great building but I believe what the original commentator is stating is correct in that as great as 1000 Museum is, it’s lost boxed into its neighbors of equal height and similar size. It’s beautiful but doesn’t standout from its surroundings as much as it should to be a real landmark

Anonymous
16 days ago

I would hope more to come, because stacked boxes aren’t iconic, no matter what an overzealous developer says.

Melo, a true Giga Chad
15 days ago

You know there’s like 3 other 1000ft towers proposed right?

Melo, a true Giga Chad
15 days ago

Also the Aston Martin has potential to become an American Icon.

wanderer34
15 days ago

The Waldorf Miami isn’t the most tallest (1,050 ft), but the tower along with One Bayfront et. al. is a start for Miami to enter the supertall era and hopefully the FAA can get rid of the stupid height limits and divert all landings and takeoffs away from Downtown Miami, which is pretty easy to begin with since airplanes don’t need highways or ROWs like trains, as planes are practically mid-air and can create their own paths!

Anonymous
15 days ago

No , it’s definitely NOT “pretty easy” to change air routes. smh

Anonymous
15 days ago

no city becomes famous just for having a beach , if that was the case jacksonville and panama city fl would be famous cities

Anonymous
16 days ago

2026 completion, sweet! The Signature Bridge is supposed to be completed by then as well. It will be quite the view.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Beautiful project.
The Ferris wheel in the photo looks silly.

Anonymous
16 days ago

What you talkin bout Wills?.. its “ICONIC!”

Anonymous
16 days ago

Yup. The SkyRise would have been a much better option

Anonimouse
16 days ago

🤮

Not Anonymous
16 days ago

I’m not the biggest fan of SkyRise, but you have to agree that it would benefit the economy and would be more striking as a tiny Ferris wheel that is smaller than the ones you see in county fairs.

anon
16 days ago

Hopefully SkyRise comes back into play at some point. Its funny the the Farris Wheel in Orlando is much nicer then the one here in Miami

Anonymous
16 days ago

The tacky toenail clipper Skyrise, complete with twenty-dollar bungee jumps, belongs off the 192 between Kissimmee and Disney.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Finally, Miami gets its first supertall!

Anon
16 days ago

I really think eventually Biscayne will blossom into Miamis 57th street

Anonymous
16 days ago

As long as Vizcayne with and it’s CVS and Marshalls, or the Holiday Inn Express next door exist, it won’t.

Anonymous
16 days ago

eventually: in the end, especially after a long delay

Anonymous
16 days ago

This will be fun to watch…

Anonymous
16 days ago

With that blocky offset design this looks like another t.o.p.p.l.e.r similar to C T S, good luck to the people working on and/or eventually living in here

Anonymous
16 days ago

OMG this will be epic❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous
16 days ago

Yeah, an epic copycat ripoff.

Anon
16 days ago

Copycat of? The stacked tower has been a design for years, if you’re referring to the independent tower that’s even more of a joke as it’s not even close to being a copycat.

Anonymous
16 days ago

“Copycat of? The stacked tower has been a design for years”

Another person who refuses to open his/her eyes and face reality. Please.. its just a design ripoff that’s going to be taller than the rest.

Conno Sir
16 days ago

Several cities have stackable cubed buildings. Even here in Jersey City. I think because of height and brand, this will be great but truth be told. It’s been done before https://www.insiteeng.net/case-study-jersey-city-urby.php

Anonymous
15 days ago

Not only in Jersey City but in Russia to.. and some other cities on this planet.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Hi. Just learning about architecture for the first time?

Anonymous
16 days ago

I wouldn’t mind a copycat if it was good architecture, which it is not. After all Freedom Tower was based off La Giralda.

Anonymous
16 days ago

psssssst here’s an architecture secret: everything is base of something else.

anonymous
16 days ago

PMG is the god i worship

Anonymous
12 days ago

Miami has become vast wasteland of abhorrent greedy developers and compromised city leaders…it does help the working class people that make this city move…most notable cities across the country and the world have miles of walkable waterfront space and acres and acres of green space and parks…miami does not have a famous waterfront and large downtown city park open to all…shame on you so called city leaders…you keep building and keep polluting our biscayne bay and aquifer and destroying our natural environment…

Mignon
15 days ago

Still don’t like the design. Miami already has a building that’s offset towers

Anonymous
16 days ago

I wish they picked up the SkyRise also as we desperately need it.

Anonymous
16 days ago

the people with their own money on the line sure didn’t think so

Anonymous
16 days ago

Nah, I think we can do better. That was a bit too Vegas IMO. I’d love to see some type of fisherman’s wharf with restaurants, banquet space, public marina, bars/clubs. Activate the shoreline with people, not parking lots.

Anonymous
16 days ago

I don’t understand how people like you don’t realize that SkyRise was a ridiculous looking designed concept that was made up by a weirdo developer.

Anonymous
16 days ago

I agree