Condo Tower Planned In Bal Harbour, Designed By One Of The World’s Top Architects

Plans have been filed for The Residences of Bal Harbour, designed by one of the world’s top architectural firms.

The Residences of Bal Harbour is planned to rise 24 stories and include:

  • 61 residential units
  • 160 parking spaces in the basement

An existing 88-unit condo tower was acquired by the developers for $135.2 million and will be demolished, according to the SFBJ.

Related Group and Two Roads are the developers.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the design architect, with CFE the architect of record.

Bal Harbour’s Architectural Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal on October 6.

 

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Iconic
1 month ago

but will it be ‘iconic?’

Ananymous
1 month ago

it might be only ‘game changing’

Anon
1 month ago

It’s just a cylinder. Nice, but nothing groundbreaking here. Looks good

glass window are expensive..ask melo
1 month ago

looks like electric utitlity power station coils…..not dubai skyscraper material….

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

I figured more of those older condos will be starting to be replaced with modern ones.

anon
1 month ago

Why don’t we build to last 100, 200, 300+ years? This cycle of building what’s fashionable and then demolishing and starting over when it’s out of fashion is ridiculous. Older cities have maintained the same historic structures for 100’s of years, creating an identifiable urban fabric and a sense of consistency.

anon
1 month ago

and yet The Next Miami approves comments like these…LOL

anon
1 month ago

Maybe offer a counter argument? Or is that the best you could do?

Anonymous
1 month ago

What major city has structures that are hundreds of years old? Even buildings in London and Paris which look old are technically new builds, with the nineteenth century facades and maybe some interior focal points replicated or retained. Most those structures weren’t even built to last indefinitely, rather heritage protection and a bit of NIMBYism.

Slim Shady
1 month ago

Old buildings have lead, asbestos, and other inefficient and dangerous materials.

It may seem rudulous to you….but don’t freak out. New buildings aren’t a bad thing. Relax.

Anon
1 month ago

Exactly. Also after the Surfside condo collapse, insurance is extremely expensive and the legislature just passed more stringent condo board reserve and inspection laws. There will be a lot more of this as owners choose to sell buildings in bulk to a developer for major bucks than pay a $100k assessment to rehab a 50 year old building that could collapse in a major hurricane.

Anonymous
1 month ago

$100K assessment on units worth $1million plus aren’t cataclysmic for most owners of such units. If you live in a $1million plus house in Palmetto Bay, just wait til the place needs a new tile roof and pool refinishing.

Jeremey howlett
1 month ago

We do build buildings that will last 100s of years. 1000 museum and jade signature tower are a couple that will always be saved from implosion because the developers created artwork and not just a concrete structure.

goo goo goo joob
1 month ago

lolzzzz

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let’s hope so!

Reality
1 month ago

The new ones are for the ultra wealthy. The old condos could at least be afforded by the upper middle class. How much did YOU make last year, and have you ever complained about not being able to afford Miami? But yeah let’s make everything new and high end!🤡

Slim Shady
1 month ago

Not all new construction is for the Ultra wealthy. Or even the wealthy.

Personally, I was paid according to the economic value that I created for other people.
It was a great year. Great news…I’m a 1%-er, but have not always been, and probably will not always be. Individuals move into different earning quintiles throughout their lives.

“Let’s make everything new and high end”
Okay, let’s.

Since it is really difficult to build old buildings, how about builders build what they want to. I bet they will build new. And depending on the location, land costs, hard costs, and soft costs, that could be for Ultra wealthy, wealthy, or otherwise.

For perspective, the poorest of the poor in Miami Dade are still some of the wealthiest, and most fortunate, people on planet earth.

Be grateful for that, and stop whining.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^You may have had a shot at living on the ocean in Bal Harbor and elsewhere in coastal South Florida in the past if you were just even moderately successful. With the direction it’s now going, you’re gonna be relegated to living off the barrier islands unless you have at very least an upper 7 figure net worth within the next couple decades. The thread and my post are about Bal Harbor, not all new construction everywhere. 1%ers can’t get or stay 1% without fine reading comprehension skills.

Also, nobody cares that you self-proclaim to be a 1%er on anonymous web forums. Even in the very slim shady chance your 1%er claim is true—It just makes you look all dooshey.

Slim Chance
1 month ago

You’re a 1%er like I’m a astronaut ninja neurosurgeon.

Robin Stan
1 month ago

Good design, but these renderings seem kind of low quality for something coming out of SOM.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Meanwhile, Miami proper is getting three mediocre boxes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This building looks like a chode, needs to be taller

Anonymous
1 month ago

They could have done better!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’ll take it over Related’s abhorrent Baccarat Residences or most other proposals on the mainland.

anon alcohol
1 month ago

ahhh the good ol days of russian cash purchases in surfside and bal harbour has come and went with the winds of politics and war……will isrealis and chinese make up the bulk of the buyers here???

Anonymous
1 month ago

Too short! When is Bal Harbour going to grow up like Sunny Isles?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The zoning there is trash by comparison, nonetheless this will make for great infill

Anonymous
1 month ago

^is that you Gil?

Anonymous
1 month ago

They aren’t bought and paid for by developer whores whos overbuild the beach with 60 story condos.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They need to do better, especially considering the demand for the area

D Q
1 month ago

Because the beach in Sunny Isles is in the shade most of the time due to how close and how high the buildings are. I live in Surfside and that’s a common thing mentioned whenever a new building is proposed. I’m pretty sure the residents in BH think the same thing.

Melo, the true giga chad
1 month ago

Ummm looks like every other condo building on the beach…

anon
1 month ago

Too high expectations. Not every building can be like Dubai.

delicious
1 month ago

whatsamatta did thaat feana thing hurt melos feelings??????????

Anonymous
1 month ago

The building footprint appears smaller than the current building’s footprint. Not too surprising considering it’ll have 27 fewer units.

Red Ferrari
1 month ago

Beautiful!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bal Harbour Winning.

rainey411
1 month ago

Looks incredibly boring

Matt
1 month ago

Much better than Melo!

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Payed for by another Melo competitor.

melo cheerleader for tea
1 month ago

another under the radar melo cheerleader….