At Worldcenter, Miami’s ‘Highest End’ Apartment Tower Has Topped Off At 43 Stories

Another tower has topped off at Miami Worldcenter – and it will be bringing more shopping and retail space.

Luma, a 43-story apartment tower with 434 residential units, held a top off party on Wednesday, according to an Instagram post by construction manager Square Edge Inc.

The new building will offer the “highest-end product in the market,” with luxurious amenities, New York-based developer Moinian Group has said.

Also topped off: Miami Worldcenter’s Block H.

Block H will include 48,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on levels 1, 2 and 12.

There will also be 922 parking spaces, making it one of the two main public garages at Worldcenter.

A large civic plaza will be located on the north side of Block H, and to the east will be the main vehicular point of arrival for Worldcenter.

Separately, a CitizenM hotel is also under construction on the same block.

 

(photos: the moinian group)

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Anonymous
20 days ago

The transformation of Parkwest is unbelievable and should connect beautifully to the Arts and entertainment discrict once the signature bridge is finished. Its completely unrecongizable from 10 years ago when I lived at parc place by the bay when I watched the old arena get imploded and should continue to mature into a city within a city destination for tourists and residents alike just amazing progress that has been sorely needed in such geographically important zone bridging downtown, bayfront park, and ae district.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Baloney. Sure it’s better than the crap and vacant lots that were here, but that’s a pretty low bar. It’s a real opportunity missed, with a lot of new towers on podiums with no cohesive integration or neighborhood feel. It’s going to be just like another sterile channel side in Tampa. The original promise of integrated retail and public spaces has been totally lost due to the developer’s fantasy of having another large mall competing with nearby Brickell City Center and the Design District. The open space supporting this conglomeration is now museum and bayfront parks across biscayne blvd while offering none of its own. How the city allowed this to come to pass is an astounding failure in public planning. The walkability and public transportation are additional fantasies with one little metro-mover in service and the major office markets not in walking distance. Assuming the arena ever reopens this neighborhood is going to have major congestion every event. Traffic was already backing up all the way down Brickell. Cheers

Anonymous
15 days ago

Baloney is for sure, everything aside from ultra luxury destinations have been completely half-assed in this city, as usual.

Anonymous
20 days ago

love the development. This building isn’t particularly wow….but again happy for the in fill.

POLO
20 days ago

I wonder if and when are they going to develop the empty lot across the American Airlines arena (or former AA arena) facing Biscayne Blvd.

Anonymous
20 days ago

All those lots on biscayne were suppose to be condos proposed in 2006. I think they will be built gradually in this decade.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Hopefully low rise buildings there. Ideally, a large modern square around the Freedom Tower would make this area unique. They need to cut down lanes on Biscayne Blvd though so that it becomes more pedestrian friendly.

Anonymous
20 days ago

i 100% agree, brickell needs to increase their greenery space and improve the one they currently have

Anonymous
20 days ago

Please.. what has greenery in the past done for the Brickell area?

Anonymous
16 days ago

Dog walks on top of podiums

Anonymous
19 days ago

Miami has an opportunity to turn biscayne into a la rambla type street similar to Barcelona ideally between the arts center down to biscayne bld way but shade solutions are vital id like to say i have faith in the city but i wouldnt bet on it just yet…

Anonymous
16 days ago

Opportunity for this and other creative notions rapidly fading as the west side of biscayne is about to complete its full redevelopment.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Unlikely to be either low rise or have much green space. Why should this developer be so generous given the intensity the city permits and has been allowed for the rest of world center? Take note owners in Paramount.

Anonymous
12 days ago

What do think low rise buildings do?.. they take up a lot more land than a highrise because shorter squat buildings use a bigger foot print in order to build residences and that’s how developers make their money on them.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Can’t imagine trying to exit a 922-car garage when everyone is going to work or coming home.

Anonymous
20 days ago

with this location, many will walk, use monorail, bike or uber. Worked at a small office of about 30 in downtown- about a third did not use their own cars to get to work.

Anonymous
20 days ago

then why build a soul crushing parking garage at teh base

Anonymous
20 days ago

no one uses metro rail in Miami – only the homeless, crazies and me! cause i’m not from here.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Few will be walking anywhere daytime May through September. Scooters and Uber will be happy for your business.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Apparently nobody in Miami can, which is why there’s not a large corporation with a HQ in downtown.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Amazing to see in the pictures the amount of vacant lots that another tower can go on.

Anonymous
16 days ago

You mean podium then tower. Cheers

Anonymous
20 days ago

what they need to do is get their s… together and approve designs that are progressive, different from the same old box that adds nothing to the city.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Um, we’ve seen many “progressive designs” presented to the approval boards in Miami, but, you always gotta remember what and the type of people that make up those board.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Looking on the side of both these buildings I hate to just see some shit patches of grass! Why not lay new grass or at least some nice brick or concrete down to make it look better, more city like?

Anonymous
20 days ago

It removed empty lots which is good but there could’ve been some nice density here

Anonymous
20 days ago

LOL at that massive blank wall on the massive parking podium. Having ridden my bicycle through this area numerous times I must say there was lots of potential but in the end it’s just another neighborhood of a vertical suburb.

Anonymous
20 days ago

yep – i’ve said that all along. Miami is a vertical suburb. so boring. let me guess — another CVS and Ross will go there.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Let’s hear your amazing innovative ideas…

Anonymous
20 days ago

chiptole

Anonymous
16 days ago

Podiums at least 10’ more setback on street side
60’ max podium height
Podium horizontal articulation every 100’ or mandatory wrappers
Double wide sidewalks
70% street retail frontage at podium base
A park every 2 blocks
A square every 4 blocks
True bike/scooter lanes
No scooters on sidewalks except designated dropoff areas

Anonymous
16 days ago

Everything you listed sounds good in that city you designed in the game you play where you design the way you want your own city to look but we are not dealing with a computer simulation. Open your eyes and understand this place you’re dealing with and the people that make up most of it.

Anonymous
20 days ago

So if they build so much parking, does it mean they will build something on the parking lot in front of AAA? Wouldn’t that block the views to Paramount and all the others?

Anonymous
20 days ago

That parking is needed for the Arena. The new parking spaces are for all the additional people moving there and that will be shopping there.

Anonymous
20 days ago

I’m always confounded at how many people who come this site don’t understand that downtown is first an area that was built mainly for shopping. Now, with all the structures that’s been built to house thousands of people and the new parking structures going up, it’s highly likely that these new parking structures will be enough, so therefore, we’ll more than likely see more parking structures being built, so whining about it is futile.

Anonymous
20 days ago

PARK WEST WILL SOON BE THE NEW BRICKELL

Anonymous
20 days ago

It will be better than Brickell. It surely is in a better location.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Make your case

Anonymous
16 days ago

Right. Brickell City Center, Mary Brickell Village, South Miami Avenue Strip, two Publix, long bayside walkway with Brickell key loop, huge office market one-block away, 14 hotels including Four Seasons, Mandarin, East, 2 SLS, W, and 1 no tell motel, Baptist Health, Urgent Care, and lots of medical offices.

Just like Brickell.

Anonymous
9 hours ago

You should note that the developer of this project is ZOM Living and Square Edge does not oversee this project. Also, based on the developers company website: http://www.zomliving.com, the project s called Bezel at Miami World Center, no longer called Luma.

Anonymous
20 days ago

And you still can’t buy a cup of coffee within a 10 minute walking radius. Wanna lunch sandwich? Fuhgetaboutit. Where’s any retail? Any retail?

Anonymous
20 days ago

i agree you can’t find croquetas anywhere at WMC

Anonymous
20 days ago

Great! Those are disgusting anyway.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Um, have you been doing nothing but sleeping during this Covid pandemic?

Anonymous
16 days ago

It’s a classic “bait and switch” my friend.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Time for a destination resort casino there.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Three or four to be exact.

Anonymous
16 days ago

Easy, just bribe all the state legislators for a gaming license, and amend the seminoles’ contract. By the way, where’s the existing dog racing or jai alai to attach it too?

Anonymous
20 days ago

This post also includes progress photos of the Citizen M hotel right next door, with their alphabet soup exterior design