Activity At The Brickell Site Where 1,049-Foot Supertall Towers By Norman Foster Planned

There’s some activity at the bayfront Brickell site where two supertall towers designed by architect Norman Foster are planned.

Photos taken last week show that digging is taking place in the rear of the property.

City records show that there is no pending or active construction permit for the property.

Until now, the valuable waterfront property has been used for surface parking.

Tibor Hollo’s Florida East Coast Realty and McCourt Global are planning a mixed-use project with residential, retail, and possibly hotel use.

Two options include building all residential with 660 units, or reducing it to 550 residential units and including 220 hotel rooms.

There would also be 34,731 square feet of commercial space, and 1,162 parking spaces, including an underground garage.

The Towers by Foster and Partners will include two supertall towers rising 81 and 79 stories.

In November 2020, the developer filed plans with the FAA stating that construction is expected to begin in November 2021.

The top off height of the taller tower will be 1,044 feet above ground, or 1,049 feet above sea level – hundreds of feet taller than any other building ever built in Miami.

 

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Hopefully It gets the chance for construction approval

POLO
4 months ago

Goodbye parking lot, hello Foster

Anonymous
4 months ago

It took Hollo forever to build Panorama Tower, so don’t get your hopes up.

Anonymous G
4 months ago

Love it! Build it ASAP!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

That is just probably pipe work for other buildings, I pass by two days in a row and nothing is happening

Anonymous
4 months ago

They just put up quite a construction crane so something is happening there.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They are just swapping up AC units on a building nearby – I just talked to the crane guys. He also said all these residents are fighting hard against this lot developing cause it’s gonna block their views, which makes sense, so we might not see much here for a long time.

Azarius
4 months ago

This is one of my favorite projects 😍. I know it’s going to be built, just a matter of timing and logistics.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Tibor will be long gone before this starts lol

Anonymous
4 months ago

You’re probably right. I mean, this presentation was presented to us years ago and Tibor Hollo wasn’t a young man back then.

Anonymous
4 months ago

BUILD IT

MiamiArchi
4 months ago

Yeah sorry guys but don’t get your hopes up for this happening anytime soon.
I live right by here and they are doing some minor site work or something.
If something real was happening you’d be seeing A LOT more activity on the site.
Site is still dead.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This is incorrect info. There is no digging at all. They deposited there a couple of small mountains of sand, stones and other filling material for a project they are doing at the Colonnade Plaza (where the CVS nearby is located).

Rumor is they are turning the Colonnade Plaza into a short term rental spot so they are getting rid of most offices.

But here is the weirdest thing – they are building a swimming pool on the south side of the Colonnade Plaza, right next to the CVS, right on Brickell Ave. You heard that right, not a fountain – an actual swimming pool, at street level, right on Brickell Ave, in the middle of the most important business neighborhood in South Florida. How is that even possible you ask me? I have no clue! I’ve been trying to get a permit for 2 months to install tiles inside my condo unit and the city is playing all kind of games with me. Meanwhile these guys manage to get a swimming pool approved in that corner (not that I have something against it), and to do significant changes to a building that I thought what historically significant (not that I care about that either). I’m all for improvements and not so fond of historical designations, but I’m still curious how these guys can pull this type of moves. Are TNM journalists able to dig into it?

Anonymous
4 months ago

These guys are a Mafia. Apparently the Holos own that entire part of Brickell. I used to own a condo at The Club (which was built by them). The first 5 levels of parking garage (which are the prime levels) can’t be use by the residents/owners because they belong to the Holos!! But that’s not the strangest part. Owners of The Club actually have to pay for the maintenance (and are actually responsible for the maintenance) of those empty parking spaces that they are not allowed to use. At the same time, everyone from the Colonnade next door has access to all the common areas and amenities of the The Club, which is all paid and maintained by the owners at The Club. That’s one of the reasons I sold my condo. I still don’t understand out how this could possibly be legal. I know owners should read the fine prints when buying a condo, but this is weird stuff you wouldn’t even think possible. Owners sign on that (unknowingly) when purchasing their condos, since that’s how the building was designed and delivered at inception. But in my opinion that’s like a slavery contract… It shouldn’t even be allowed to start with.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The Hollo’s invested their money to buy the city block at 1201 Brickell through 1200 Brickell Bay Drive, and onto the “Villa Magna” site at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive.
God bless them.
“Slavery contract”
The very definition of slavery is that you are NOT willfully entering a contract for your labor.
A real estate purchase and sale agreement requires a consensual agreement.

Anonymous
4 months ago

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Anonymous
4 months ago

I walk my dog in that area at 4-5 am before go to work ..
Hope after they built this the area will improve by removing the 7 eleven with lots of homeless peeing around it and the Hyyat Hotel full of police cars in am, due to the fashionable clientele that stays there to go to south beach 🏖 to partee !!

Anonymous
4 months ago

I just moved to this area and that 7eleven is indeed the worst little spot around, always attracting homeless – its entrance cannot possibly ever not smell bad it seems…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Interesting that the rendering doesn’t include panorama tower and is a mirror image.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s an old rendering, so….

Anonymous
4 months ago

….Leaf blows across parking lot… “ There’s been activity at Foster’s Brickell site.”

Anonymous
4 months ago

No, they’re actually using this as a staging area for work at a different location (the CVS building I think).

Anonymous
4 months ago

I hope to build a great design super tall skyscrapers and not something like melo.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well, get to building!

POLO
4 months ago

Good bye parking lot, hello Foster!

POLO
4 months ago

Goodbye…

POLO
4 months ago

Bye bye

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nothing Happening There.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anyone knows if a permit has been submitted for this? Are they still starting Nov 2021? I live close by and I’m interested in knowing. Thanks