Construction Activity Ramping Up At Miami’s First Ever Supertall Tower

There’s lots of construction activity at downtown Miami’s Waldorf Astoria supertall site this week, according to a video posted by Ryan RC Rea.

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences is planned to rise to a height of 100 stories, or 1,049 feet above sea level – the tallest ever in Miami by either metric.

Miami Planning Department records show that a final decision on a warrant for the property was issued July 25.

The Waldorf will include 360 private residential condo units, as well as 205 hotel rooms and suites.

There will also be a restaurant, ballrooms, and amenities.

PMG and Greybrook are the developers, with Sieger Suarez the architect. Keller is the foundation contractor.

 

 

(image: Ryan RC Rea)

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Only very special cities have supertall. Miami is already special in many ways, but our already beautiful skyline was missing a mega tower. May this be the first of a series that is on its way.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Next we are missing is an observatory tower. I hope the SkyRise gets a new developer and comes back to life.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. you keep hoping now, okay?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s all a conspiracy on this flat Earth!!!😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫

Anonymous
1 month ago

Our Earth isn’t flat though.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not round either; it’s a geoid.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, we need an observation deck and they need to do something with fountain by bayside

Se me paró
1 month ago

We don’t need another park.
We need to invest in one and only Bayfront Park and make it shine.

Name*
1 month ago

That’s a good point. Miami does lack fountains. Would be nice to see something like the Bellagio fountain in Biscayne Bay.

Anonimouse
1 month ago

That kind of sounds trashy, no?

Anonymous
1 month ago

When are they going to demolish that Holiday Inn and build something decent there?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Revive World Trade Center of the Americas, maybe bringing Steve Ross or Kenny G on board! I can imagine if that eyesore is still there by the time this tower receives CO, residents would complain about losing views to the north rather than losing a flophouse next door.

Lenny
1 month ago

In time grasshopper.
In time.

Now… go wax my car.

Conno Sir
1 month ago

So exciting. It’s great to have our first supertall on the CBD. I hope OKAN also starts building soon. These two towers will transform our skyline

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

and I hope more are proposed and start piling work by early 2023

Anonymous
1 month ago

Okan has already started

Tropics
1 month ago

1,049
902
868
816
784
765
We’re building baby and I’m confident of at least one more super tall

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Four Seasons is 789 FT AGL, and the Southeast Financial Center 764 FT AGL.

Sub Tropics
1 month ago

But is this only counting new buildings not the existing ones? Is there a couple new buildings in the upper 700s going up?
But also panorama Tower is not really 868 that’s a little radio tower on top the building is in low 800s.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes! Erect that thing!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

🍆

Anonimouse
1 month ago

That’s what she said.

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

Can’t for the record breaking foundation pour, and hope its broken soon.

Anon
1 month ago

Is that skyline image to scale? Looks way taller than anything else by a lot

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not quite to scale. It will not be twice as tall as the 700 foot buildings nearby.

Factoid
1 month ago

Actually it does look to scale, the Vizcayne towers are 538 ft. So yes it’s twice the size….next gen buildings comings like in NYC

CBB
1 month ago

It’s distorted. If you look at the south East financial center you can tell it looks like if it were squatting.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s great that Miami is continuing to increase residential and hotel density downtown, but I dislike the design.

Prima
1 month ago

Didn’t like the style.
Cube no no!!😔

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m hoping it becomes iconic after it’s built. People hated the Eifel tower when it was first built too.

Drac
1 month ago

Oh, so if we go by that ignant “Eiffel Tower” comparison (which I’ve heard at least a hundred times on this site), any tower design that’s shown to us be built in this city should be accepted?

Pickle Rick
1 month ago

That looks great….

Samson
1 month ago

For the longest time I’ve disliked the look of this tower, but as time progresses, it is starting to look quite spectacular, and unique.

Drac
1 month ago

Nah.. you just finally faced the fact that no matter what, if the UDRB and these Miami Commissoners don’t tell them to tweak the design, it won’t change.

KeepHOPE
1 month ago

To all the folks complaining about the design, I’ve heard that there was similar complaints about some Chicago skyscrapers before they went up, and now they’re loved. Seeing this in a photo and in reality is 2 completely different things.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Soaring.

Carlos
1 month ago

It looks like a crooked penis emerging from the skyline in the far shot. Not bad up close, but not a fan of it in the new skyline.

CB
1 month ago

Sheesh I wish I was better looking or at least look stable. That thing looks like it’s about to topple over.

Yep
1 month ago

Tropical storm/ Hurricane food. Yep

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not a big fan of that design

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stupid … megatowers are obsolete, nolonger serving any practicality aside from satisfying egos. Might as well build the world’s biggest steam engine.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They’re “obsolete” but there is still a race around this world to build them and build the tallest of them.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Alas, the goofy looking copycat tower begins construction.

Anonymous
1 month ago

comment image

Anon
1 month ago

exactly! why do we need to copy New Jersey skyline!?

Pip
1 month ago

New Jersey? Haven’t heard of her.

SkidroweDC
1 month ago

There’s a very similar tower in Jersey City, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. It’s not quite as tall, but it’s tall enough to show that the design stands out, unfortunately not in a positive way. It’s an inherently clunky composition, in contrast with the elegant designs for the super-talls Vista Tower (Chicago), One Vanderbilt (NYC), or Burj Khalifa (Dubai), among others, much less the impossible-to-beat Art Deco skyscraper designs like the Empire State Building. The Waldorf-Astoria version in MIA is a little sleeker than its Jersey sibling, but not enough. We have so much cool architecture in MIA, and getting more every day…it’s a pity that the Tallest of them All has this design.

anon
1 month ago

The reality is the developer has certain amount of square footage they have to hit to make a profit. Those “sleek” designs provide narrower floor plates. Most of the “design” of the building is actually determined by zoning and profit margins.

The design doesn’t look like this because some architect dreamed it up. It looks this way because it has to.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stop fooling yourself, there are hundreds of better designs to choose from than this copycat.

Prima
1 month ago

Totally agree.
The building doesn’t look good at all.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re displaying a fundamental misunderstanding of the development/design/build process. One doesn’t just “choose” from a flipbook of “hundreds of designs” arbitrarily.

Zoning, developer requirements, floor plates, etc are communicated to the architect and they do their best to put the puzzle together. Literally nothing is just randomly “chosen” as you seem to think.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
So, are you saying that if I showed you this design amongst twenty other tower designs of the same height, this would be the one that makes the most sense to build?

Lenny
1 month ago

Miami21 sucks ND stifles creativity.

This Waldirf Tower was designed in 2015 or earlier, and it has taken a long time to get this far.
Worth it.

The building is gorgeous inside and out.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Its a copycat design.

Lenny
1 month ago

Yeah…just like Daniel Burnahms.

Anonimouse
1 month ago

It’s called Urby in Jersey City. I’ve been in it. It has a very hipsteresque coffee shop in the lobby. It does command excellent views of lower Manhattan, however, the units’ interiors are cheaply made. When taking the PATH, you can eat pasta at Eataly adjacent to the Oculus in under 15 minutes from your apartment. So, it has that + the aforementioned view. They are supposed to build two more towers of similar design next to it, but those seem to be on indefinite hold.

Lenny
1 month ago

That sounds terrific.
And that should not minimize the impact/importance of the 1,00+ ft Waldorf Astoria directly accross the street from a Marina and 3 blocks from the Financial distrct.

Original
1 month ago

No one is trying to minimize the impact or importance of this building.. we’re just saying that for Miami’s first 1000 footer that’s going in a prominent spot in the skyline, why does it have to be such a blatant “copy cat” design?

Mr. Miami
1 month ago

New Jersey? Ugh!