92-Story One Bayfront Plaza Could Become The World’s Tallest Apartment Building

There won’t be any condos at Tibor Hollo’s 92-story One Bayfront Plaza.

Instead, all of the residential units at the project will be rental apartments, a representative of the developer told The Next Miami this week.

That could give the building the distinction of being the world’s tallest rental apartment building (all other residential buildings at that height are condos).

The developer also confirmed that the unit count has increased to 1,052 apartments, instead of a previously announced 902.

Another unusual aspect of the project (at least for Miami) – apartments won’t have balconies. Instead, units will have internal lanais with closed sliding glass doors, the developer said.

Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2019 and last 40 months.

Kohn Pedersen Fox is the architect.

 

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Anonymous

Kohn Pedersen Fox you nailed it. This building blends so well with the Miami skyline and the design will be so iconic. Love the curvatures. Plain sexy!!!!

Marc305

I will just add my 2 cents from a Real Estate point of view. First, although I am surprised it will not have any balconies, I am pleased that is will not be condominiums but instead rental apartments. Having been in Real Estate for over a decade I can tell you that 95% of all buyers want a balcony. It doesn’t matter if they will use it or not, they just want it. Renters don’t care so much because more than likely they are only here for a year or two and then they will be moving on.

What I hope doesn’t happen is that the building will allow short term rentals as they do at One Broadway, this creates a Hotel feel where residents don’t care and their treatment of the building reflects this attitude. A lot can happen between now and 2019, so only time will tell if they stick to these plans. Still, the design looks slick and simply beautiful.

Anonymous

This building is stunning.
OMG it’s torture to have to wait till 2019 to see the construction begin and then another 3 and a half years to see the end result.
TORTURE
I agree with the balconies theory. You get more design aesthetics when there are no balconies

Anonymous

I love the idea of no balconies I hope this starts a trend in Miami. We all talk about bad architecture in Miami a lot of that reason is trying to figure out how to design a building with balconies in mind. No balconies mean you can design a building any way you want, case in point any apartment or condo in say New York or Chicago beautiful architecture. I know guys Miami isn’t New York the climate is different here I get it but look at place that are tropical plain ugly design with balconies. All i’m saying this building is beautiful but imagine if it had balconies that would definitely take away from the look.

defamed2

Look at Chicago or New York? Weather wise we are closer to Singapore or even Dubai. Designing a mediocre or stellar building has little to do with balconies.

Anonymous

Miami is a Tropical Monsoon climate. so not Dubai. not even singapore (technically but it’s close). More like Lagos, Bangladesh, Mumbai

Anonymous

Dude, you seriously need to take a course on proper sentence structure and the proper use of commas and periods.

Anonymous

You started your sentence with dude.

Anonymous

Yeah, I did, because the person who started his paragraph with “I love the idea of no balconies I hope this starts a trend in Miami” is an “Anonymous” person I am addressing.

Anonymous

Yes, I know but with creativity and a little edge you can still have balconies and a forward thinking design. Look at Zaha’s 1000 Museum for one.

Polo

At least we will have the world’s tallest apartment rental tower!

Anonymous

Stunning, but it will be “Rental City” and I know people have said “Who needs a balcony” but, yeah, this is Miami and even in the heat of the summer, if you’re on the 20th floor or above, you will get a nice breeze on your terrace.

Anonymous

Balconies on a tower this tall are ridiculously expensive, so untenable in a rental. Interested in this lanai concept, though–sounds like a condo sunroom.

Anonymous

Look around Brickell, majority of the balconies aren’t even used except for bike and cooler storage. lol

Anonymous

Yeah…but I would rather have one and not need it, than need one and not have it.

Marc305

Simply not true, I have shown literally thousands of units in Brickell, and most people do use their balconies, including myself, especially when the sun is facing the other way or it is cloudy.

GMX

love it

GMX

just by looking at the outside skin, the building looks way too expensive for an apartment building…i wonder what the rent is going to be

Anonymous

Its not only an apartment building. It will also have hotel rooms and office space. So that may offset rent prices some.

Gene

Interior lanais. Ill need to see an explanation of why they went this route. With the winds that we have here, it may be a very good idea.

Anonymous

Explanation: It’s exponentially cheaper than engineering a building this size for balconies.

Uff, Sexy Building.

Anonymous

Waverly on South Beach was “sold” to the City as rental apartments too. That condition didn’t take long to remedy.

Anonymous

Rentals or Condos, to me both are the same… I’m all about density but I wish those condos/rentals were in areas surrounding downtown/brickell and not inside… we need a law allowing only commercial/office buildings from now on, so we can keep condos “exclusive” in the area.

Anonymous

It’s a good thing you’re not KING of the zoning laws in Miami.

Anonymous

It seems that it might be a 4 seasons competitor but just rentals. The 4 seasons mostly all units do not have balconies, even for most residential units.
I think it would be cool if it was just a office tower with top event space for conferences etc.

Anonymous

what will the property tax be on this “rental city” ?

David

This building is actually a decent project within the design and the proposals for the main purpose of having this skyscraper. I like to have this skyscraper breaking ground as soon as Miami-Dade County calls for it.

Anonymous

So in other words, it will function as a hotel.