Architect Posts New Renderings Of Downtown Miami One Bayfront Plaza Supertall Tower

Downtown Miami’s proposed One Bayfront Plaza supertall may be in redesign, a new social media post from an architect suggests.

ODP Architects uploaded a rendering of what appeared to be One Bayfront Plaza on Instagram last week.

The Southeast Financial Center, which is across from the OBP site, can be clearly seen in the rendering next to the new tower.

The new rendering is substantially different than previously approved plans for the tower.

In 2017, Miami planners approved a design for the tower by architect KPF.

The local architect of record on the 2017 approval was ODP, so it is possible that the architect was simply rehashing a very early design for the project from years ago.

The most recent activity on development of the 92-story tower came in January 2020, when the FAA approved a height of 1,044 feet above ground, or 1,049 feet above sea level. It was the second time the FAA approved the height, after an earlier approval expired.

There are no demolition or construction permits currently pending for the One Bayfront Plaza site, and there doesn’t appear to have been any new submissions to the Planning Department.

 

The KPF design approved in 2017:

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Anonymous
3 months ago

Can we stop wasting time and build this?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Yeah well…wake me up when they start construction. I’m going back to sleep.

Anonymous
3 months ago

This has been proposed for 10 years. There simply isn’t the demand for that much square footage. And now with COVID and the future of more remote workers and hybrid 2/3 days in the office, you’ll need even less square footage.

Anonymous
3 months ago

The most honest answer is that they’ve also had active/outstanding leases on-site. This property isn’t sitting vacant just waiting to be developed, it’s been waiting to be re-developed.

Anonymous
3 months ago

They just love the attention of ‘look what I am building’ but never build anything.
–Building Tease–.
There is a demand for such a building as others are popping up as well.
They could utilize the building with office, hotel, condo, apartment. Make any mixture and see. They would rather tease and not do anything. maybe they are getting a tax write off for it.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Who’s we?

Anonymous
3 months ago

So from interesting curvy design to another box. Business as usual

Casey
3 months ago

The 2017 design is beautiful and elegant. Better than Waldorf.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Maybe the Waldorf Astoria is inspiring them to revisit this project and finally make plans to build it. Competition is good.

Anonymous
3 months ago

The original design is gorgeous and truly iconic. Always figured it was a pipedream, but this is still a bummer.

POLO
3 months ago

I’ll take it with a grain of salt. I think as of now this tower is pie in the sky.

Anonymous
3 months ago

It looks like it is.. just like Tibor Hollo’s other supertall proposed twin towers in Brickell.

Anonymous
3 months ago

See you in ten years…maybe

Anonymous
3 months ago

There have been a few designs for this building but what the hell difference does it make if your not going to build it anyway? Miami is hot an has been hot for for time now and the need for office here has grown…what are these developers waiting on?

Azarius
3 months ago

Real movement

Anonymous
3 months ago

Did he draw that on a napkin

Anonymous
3 months ago

It’s called trace paper

Anonymous
3 months ago

Never. Gonna. Happen.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Just break ground already, any of the three designs are fine with me!!!

Anonymous
3 months ago

If they have to build this ugly box, they should just sell the lot. Maybe another developer would recognize the importance of this site and the need for something just as tall, but a building that would say Miami around the world, tapering off to a spire at the top.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Don’t worry, another recession will kill this tower. The least Hollo could do is get the current building vacated and demolished, asbestos and all, and hopefully Mana, Melo, or Related don’t buy it.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Please.. if the Melo Group was involved, we would see a supertall tower there already.

Azarius
3 months ago

The drawing looks more like the America’s project that was a couple blocks away. I’m glad they are rethinking the building maybe we get get something a lil more spunk to it

Anonymous
3 months ago

Spunk my ass. This this a massive downgrade.

Anonymous
3 months ago

it is not happening, such a tease

John nyc
3 months ago

Build it. Look at the shard in London or the new Vanderbilt building in nyc. Take inspiration from those two new and iconic towers. Build it.

Anonymous
3 months ago

the one side looks great.
the ‘back side’ looks like a backless dress.
Who took the ice cream scoop and cut out the model?

Anonymous
2 months ago

ODP? Haha

Anonymous
3 months ago

Very nice design! Although the old one was great as well. Can’t really decide which one’s better.

Anonymous
3 months ago

If sea level goes up by 3 feet in the next few decades – will the height limit be reduced to 1046 – for airport safety?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Ask 44. Doesn’t he own a nice big place at sea level in Martha’s Vineyard? Clearly not too worried.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Yeah, ask 44. Don’t ask 45, because the only answer you’ll get is “the democrats stole the election.”

Lol….

Anonymous
3 months ago

So if the sea level goes down as predicted, will the supertalls be to tall for FAA regulations and have to remove a few floors at the top ?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Good question…