341-Foot Mixed-Use Seaplane Terminal Planned On Watson Island

Watson Island could soon have a nine-story seaplane terminal building.

Commissioners voted last week to approve a rezoning of the land where it would be built, according to the Herald.

The project would include a terminal and hangar on the ground floor. A hanging garden exhibit would be located on the fifth floor, with an observation deck on the ninth floor. Other uses include 50,000 square feet of office, retail and restaurant space, with a media room and steakhouse on the upper levels. A lighthouse would top out at 341 feet.

Nautilus Enterprises, which owns the assets of Chalks Airlines, is the developer.

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marc
5 years ago

wtf

Anonymous
5 years ago

wtf

Anonymous
5 years ago

Tower of Babylon!!!???

Anonymous
5 years ago

Would look more appropriate in Mecca.

In the name of humanity
5 years ago

Suggestion : This belongs no where, I do not wish poor Architecture on Mecca.

MAY THIS CONCEPTUAL DESIGN REMAIN ONLY AS A RENDER, FOREVER!

Another Anonymous.
5 years ago

wtf is right…it is so tacky and poorly designed. Miami must have standards. In NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston…etc were the waterfront is sacred, there are design reviews that would never allow such garbage to look like that especially as seen from so many vantage points. Program and development are one think, degrading waterfront presence is entirely another. Lets hear from more ppl and get the message out that the developer must do better.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I know there are light houses everywhere but, I don’t know, this gives me that State of Maine or New England States vibe. It’s going to be 341 feet ? And right there ? lol . wtf indeed.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The problem is not the lighthouse. Miami could have a lighthouse. In fact, it does have one at the tip of Key Biscayne. The problem is the atrocious design of the building. When I saw the drawing, it reminded me of Dubai in the 1940’s when it was a pearl and sponge fishing village.

MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

The design is odd at best…

marc
5 years ago

First Skyrise now this thing.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Skyrise could be the catalyst of the best thing to happen to Miami and the design is cool and different.

Anonymous
5 years ago

if you take out those awfule arches the design would be almost acceptable. The late Professor Hochstim at UM’s Architecture school made this site a project for his students. Someone should call the school, I’m sure they would find better design than this from kids.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Or maybe call the board members from the Adrienne Arsht center. Build a garage there stopping this.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The arches are atrocious….

Michael Wong
5 years ago

I Join the WTF…

Anonymous
5 years ago

I just vomited in my mouth a little.

Anonymous
5 years ago

looks like they throw the tower from Place Vendome in Paris,the Coliseum from Rome and some tacky house from west kendall and tossed altogether to create this monstruosity
this should be build as a night club in hialeah or a stripper club in overtown

Anonymous
5 years ago

Man, this Island is sure turning out interesting. I think I can hear Miami Beach residents screaming from here!

Marc305
5 years ago

It looks like a cake for a one year old, with a big candle in the middle. The architecture is poor and the free standing walls in the front make it look unfinished. Who designed this? Did this person even go to Architecture school? Poor very poor.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Could someone please do a marathon to raise money to send this architect back to school, buy him/her a couple of design books or send him on a design field trip around the world?

Anonymous
5 years ago

I saw this at the commission meeting live and I could feel the air leave the room!

Raid
5 years ago

OMG…., now i’ve seen it all

Anonymous
5 years ago

WTF is that horrible thing

Anonymous
5 years ago

me too…wtf

Anonymous
5 years ago

I would of preferred Miapolis over this.

mondocondo
5 years ago

A parody really, Romanesque Lapidus.

Anonymous
5 years ago

the archited used to work for scarface ( Tony Montana) in the eighties and is bringing back the tackiness of that era!!

Anonymous
5 years ago
Anonymous
5 years ago

That design is actually pretty cool. It is like a Vacuum of some sort. Very modern and clean design.

Aj
5 years ago

Masjid with a muezzin ?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Take away all the arches and it will look nice!

Gables
5 years ago

I actually like the design. I’m not sure why all the comments are so negative.

Anonymous
5 years ago

If you think this is bad just wait until the two hotels are built next door. And ahem the towers on Biscayne ( Marquis, Ten Museum, 900 Biscayne, Marina Blue, and 1000Museum ) thought they purchased unobstructed water views. NOT.

miami 1
5 years ago

The basin is right in front of those towers, what blocked views are you talking about?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Here is another person who believes in the right of one person, Or the right of 150 owners who purchased at the Biscayne corridor. The design is horrible but the views are public. Besides, what obstruction could a thin tower block?

Anonymous
5 years ago

I actually like the design. Very kool kind of middle east feeling – nice and international. Something different for the city. Great to also see the sea planes w/ a base downtown.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Middle East ? Lol… Here is another ” wtf “. This is more New England. Like if Miami is trying to be like Cape cod.