300-Unit Residential Project Could Be Built Behind New LAAM Museum On Biscayne Boulevard

Gary Nader has revealed plans to build the Latin American Art Museum (LAAM) as part of a $350 million residential project on Biscayne Boulevard.

No address was given for the project, but a video appears to place it on land owned by Miami Dade College at 500 Biscayne Boulevard.

Nader told the Miami Herald in October that the three-story, 90,000-square-foot museum would open in 2016 at a cost of $50 million. Later, a 300-unit residential project would be built at a cost of $300 million. Units will be priced between $2 million and $20 million (A news release by architect Fernando Romero EnterprisE said that there would be 111 apartment units.) At the time, Nader said he was working on three potential sites on Biscayne Boulevard.

It isn’t clear if Nader has a deal with MDC for the land. In 2007, Miami Dade College received several proposals to build on the site, including one designed by architect Chad Oppenheim.

If built, the museum would display work by artists such as Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero, Wifredo Lam, Guillermo Kutica, Roberto Matta, and Rufino Tamayo, among others. A restaurant will be placed on the fourth floor.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
6 years ago

Great project…but how do you build this for 50 million?

jaime
6 years ago

Those white roofs would get nasty in the summer, unless they’d have them cleaned every week… cool design though…

marc
6 years ago

Well there’s really only one roof.

joeyjoe
6 years ago

I’m sure it is a finished concrete not painted white

Jake
6 years ago

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! BUILD IT NOW!!!!!!!!!

Grato
6 years ago

Finally, some creative and distinctive architecture.
Unlike what is being built at the Design District; another square
block of a building.
Come on….

Anonymous
6 years ago

Que?

sgourous
6 years ago

Wonderful , can not wait

Ian
6 years ago

I can’t wait!!!!!!!!

Ed
6 years ago

And why are taxpayers paying for Black and Cuban Museums? This is how it’s done.

joeyjoe
6 years ago

there is no “Black” museum in Miami, idot! And if you were a billionaire who really wanted his name on a pretty building you would figure out a way to build it too.

ed
6 years ago

LOL! Why don’t you educate yourself a bit on what commissioners are pushing through before you sound like a … http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1986181.html

joeyjoe
6 years ago

You haven’t shown me anything I don’t already know. Still there is no “Black” Museum in Miami. You are speaking as if taxpayers paying for a Museum that is still an idea of a single Commissioner, and will not likely be built. They are NOT. Eddie lets talk in present tense…

Leon
6 years ago

Render art is best art.

XVS
6 years ago

This is awesome of course, but I’ll curb my enthusiasm until more details come out…like start of construction date.

Anon
6 years ago

Well per the video that is definitely the MDC lot at 5th and Biscayne. However I see nothing specific or concrete from Nader, who is not a developer per se, or from the owners of this land Miami Dade College. Nader appears to be floating a trial balloon to gauge the interest from MDC and people in general. But Wow, what an exciting project in such vibrant and visible location.

Kesley
6 years ago

YES! BUILD IT!
It would be interesting if they do something a little different and use a portion of the building for dorms and maybe some MDC offices and classrooms. It will add more liveliness to the area vs. empty vacation homes for the rich.
The buildings behind the LAAM are okay, but a bit lackluster in comparison to the museum. I would have like it if there was a little more “drama” to it. Go all out, Zaha Hadid is going to be down the block anyway.

marc
6 years ago

That is a good idea. In exchange for a good deal on the land usage, dedicate a few floors for MDC office space or classrooms. Damn, if this happens Biscayne Blvd is really going to be transformed in to something special. They really need make that grand promenade happen.

MiamiArchi
6 years ago

Love this building… hope it happens… But MDC would be complete fools to sell this property. A more likely and hopeful spot is two blocks down between The Freedom tower and Marina Blue.
As always I’ll keep my fingers crossed until some real money gets put into making this a reality

Anonymous
6 years ago

Why are they building a Latin American Art Museum in North America???

marc
6 years ago

In case your question was serious, it’s a museum for Latin American art in North America. Like the ones in Long Beach, California, Washington D.C., Omaha, Nebraska, Denver, Colorado,New York, New York, etc.

Jorge
6 years ago

I think Marc works for Gary Nader.