53-Story Miami World Tower Is Now Under Construction

Set To Become One Of Miami's Tallest Apartment Buildings

Miami World Tower is now under construction.

Developer Lalezarian Properties appears to have commenced work last week, with foundation equipment now at the site.

City records show that a foundation permit has now been issued for the property to Lalezarian and contractor Coastal Construction. A separate permit for vertical construction is still being reviewed.

Miami World Tower will rise 53 stories. The approved height is 579 feet above ground, or 590 feet above sea level.

The project will include:

  • 565 apartments
    3,000 square feet of full service restaurant
  • 401 parking spaces

Until a few months ago, the 579-foot height would have made it the second tallest rental apartment building in Miami.

However, in recent months several rental apartment buildings planned to rise even taller have broken ground, including the Miami River tower (640 feet above ground) and One Southside Park (773 feet above ground, but also includes hotel, office and other uses).

Brickell’s Panorama Tower, which is an apartment building, is the tallest tower in the city at 85 stories and 868 feet above ground. It also includes a hotel and office space.

 

Foundation equipment now on site:

(Screenshot from MGV Construction, Instagram)

 




 

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Anonymous
15 days ago

So many towers coming up downtown. In a couple of years it will be beautifully unrecognizable❤️

Azarius
14 days ago

Density!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Finally a residential building with a less than 1 parking ratio. Although, should note the “minimum required” is zero.

Anonymous
15 days ago

The old Camillus house – this area is completely unrecognizable from just a few years ago. Worldcenter has truly transformed the city congrats to all involved!

Anonymous
15 days ago

This tower is bringing something sorely needed to MWC – GLASS. Stucco stucco stucco everywhere else except for Paramount. Some glass towers are sorely needed to round this neighborhood out. Nice and sleek, contemporary, current, high quality. Glad to see this tower is going up!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Glass office towers are severely needed in the CBD too. The Downtown CBD has turned into an eyesore over the last 15 years because of stucco.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Glass and limestone!

Anonymous
14 days ago

It’s a box with better looking cladding than your typical Arquitectonica crapjob. Get real.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Hi there. Welcome to modern skyscrapers. 90% of them are rectilinear. Get real.

Anonymous
14 days ago

You wouldn’t be able to recognize good architecture if someone dropped you in front of the Seagram Building, which is, you guessed it, a glass-sheathed rectangle.

T G
15 days ago

Looks nice. Really can’t wait for MWC to be fully completed and operational. Place is gonna be a gem.

Anonymous
15 days ago

This looks cool in the drawings and I bet will look even better when completed….Mwc is going to be beautiful … kudos to developer as the landscaping and lighting is nicest in the city …and new cafes restaurants and coffee shops will be popular

Anonymous
14 days ago

The streetscape at MWC is amazing.

I walk around there sometimes and think “I can’t believe this is a sidewalk.” It’s like 40 feet wide, pavers, palm trees, shade trees, spanish moss, aesthetic lighting, quartzite benches with underlighting – there’s a part with a literal stream running through it. It’s SO nice it’s ridiculous lol I love it.

Anonymous
15 days ago

We need at least 10 more of those to be built next year

Anonymous
15 days ago

I wonder what ever happened to the hines office tower

Anonymous
15 days ago

I think it’s dead. I don’t actually know why this area can’t secure a commercial tower – there’s tons going up in Wynwood and one going up in Overtown, but MWC can’t seem to secure one.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Remember when Okan Tower was “dead?” Hines is at least reputable.

Anonymous
15 days ago

So far MWC is AirBnB City, unfortunetely

Melo is sigma and chad
15 days ago

The area is still new, eventually it will mature to cater to long term residents and short term stays.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I hope you are correct but for the time being, almost every single new building is either partly or primarily focused on short-term rentals.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I’m waiting for this project to start next.

Melo is sigma and chad
15 days ago

This ready is going to dense in 2025. Will the NAPP ever put those LED lights around it like in the original renderings.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I am dying to see what the rest of this site will produce. I think I read the plans are for three towers, but I think I also saw a preliminary massing somewhere that depicted two towers. Hoping for more information soon.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Park West is changing fast! Now remove the homeless around (especially at Museum Part) so that new residents can enjoy their neighborhood!

Anonymous
14 days ago

They remove scooters because they make downtown look messy but they keep the homeless because the smell of piss and poop is classy!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Yup. Makes no sense

Anonymous
13 days ago

The homeless in downtown don’t ride around on scooters and act like everyone must move out of their way.

???
14 days ago

Say what you want about this building at least it’s not another stucco box with balconies and blank walls… glass is definitely welcome!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Paramount is literally across the street and only tower that hasn’t been a disappointment in MWC. Fillers are okay like Caoba, but every building?

Anonymous
14 days ago

E11ven and Legacy aren’t fillers… can’t all be iconic

Anonymous
15 days ago

MWC is a Success story…

Anonymous
14 days ago

I wonder when MWC is going to get going on that two-story retail component alongside this structure.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Unfortunately, it was scrapped. Instead of a Macy’s rivaling Herald Square and Bloomingdale’s we’re getting a glorified bowling alley and duplicate BCC retail.

Anonymous
14 days ago

This good news is nothing new, but it allows once again to remember that the complex will be excellent for Downtgown. This Miami World Tower joins the other residential buildings Paramont, Legacy, Nativo, Caoba and Bezel, the Citizen N and Marriot hotels and the retail plaza, including the Jewelry Box. They will leave the legacy of a beautiful Miami skyline, bringing life and pedestrian movement to Downtown. It still lacks a beautiful and high observatory.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Not bad at all.

Mr Parking
14 days ago

565 apartments
3,000 square feet of full service restaurant
401 parking spaces
So the rest of the people are arriving via bus or metrorail? As usual, parking space is less than needed, valet would be required as many buildings in Brickell making the wait a long one for visitors and tenants. Developers can’t cash on it, so they scrap a few hundred spots with a nice saving n construction costs.

Anonymous
14 days ago

This dude wants to live in a parking garage.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Maybe he already does…