Demolition Permit Applied For At Site Where 100-Story Waldorf Astoria Planned

The developer of the 100-story Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences is moving forward with plans to clear the site.

A demolition permit is now pending, Building Department records show.

According to the August 4 permit application, total demolition of around 5,000 square feet of building area is planned.

Total cost of demolition is estimated at $30,000.

The BG Group is listed as the demolition contractor, with PMG Downtown Developers LLC listed as the owner.

Groundbreaking of the Waldorf Astoria tower is planned in the first quarter of 2022.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

Can’t wait to see this thing climb out of the ground! This is truly a world class destination that transforms and anchors the Magic City skyline forever…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Truly.

Anonymous
5 months ago

True true

Anonymous
5 months ago

I hope they put in a bar on the rooftop for everyone to access

Anonymous
5 months ago

That would be so dope!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

The last thing people paying $1,000+ per square foot in a new luxury building want is for “everyone” to have access.

Anonymous
5 months ago

That’s what they do in NYC, with a separate elevator for the bar.

Shawn Kouri
5 months ago

I think the building might be too narrow and too thin for that happened. To put in an elevator for the bar.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Too high and too much wind. You might get sick from all the swaying of the building.

Anonymous
5 months ago

have you been in a supertall before….

Anonymous
5 months ago

No, but he did stay at a Holiday Inn…

Shawn Kouri
5 months ago

I’ve been in the Empire State building

Anonymous
5 months ago

We’ve been teased before by others but this is legit IMO

Anonymous
5 months ago

Bayside market better step it up to accommodate a wealthier clientele. Right now it looks like South Beach😂

Anonymous
5 months ago

South Beach has actually changed back since a couple of weeks ago. Not sure what happened but it surely is classier these days.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Summer happened…wait til spirit kicks into high gear in winter

Anonymous
5 months ago

Unemployment is almost over. Rent moratorium is done. Flights costs and hotels costs are up… soon we’ll get the better tourists in. Wait for international travel to reopen!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Better tourist?.. but why can’t those hotels and restaurants depend on people like you to stay in business?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yeah, Spirit Airlines has been canceling flights. Part of the reason.

Anonymous
5 months ago

You ain’t nothing but a hooch mamaaa

Anonymous
5 months ago

The PPP ran out.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yeah, like Trump’s time in office.

NYC Loves Miami
5 months ago

I will also say the cost of apts in South Beach have gone up a lot, so maybe that has something to do with it. I see some units renting for $500 – $1000 a month more compared to last year’s pre pandemic prices.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yeah
All that crowd can move up to Ft Lauderdale now.
Spirit should stay up in FLL

Anonymous
5 months ago

The food court area on top seems to be from a cheap strip mall in a low life neighborhood

Anonymous
5 months ago

Minus the strippers

Anonymous
5 months ago

But, they haven’t even stuck a shovel in the ground yet so what makes you think the food court area is going to look like a “cheap strip mall in a low life neighborhood?”

Anonymous
5 months ago

bayside isnt geared for this condos crowd and most likely only couple hundred people will be living in this tower. They will get in this cars or get a uber to upscale venues.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yeah man.. ya know, you’re really smart…

lol…

Anonymous
5 months ago

people don’t always want to drive to upscale venues, sometimes they want to walk across the street to a good restaurant or an upscale store, so I agree that bayside should step it up to accommodate a wealthier clientele that would spend a lot of money

Anonymous
5 months ago

Brickell City Centre, The Design District and Bal Harbor has the wealthy covered. The middle and lower-class deserve to have affordable businesses to shop at.

Anonymous
5 months ago

They can go to Hialeah

Anonymous
5 months ago

What do you think MWC is for? Bayside is fine, and dodged a bullet with the proposed crappy renovation and giant nail clipper.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Boring comment

Shawn Kouri
5 months ago

Listen, canceling that tower SkyRise Miami is a much more of a negative bullet on the economy of Miami and on Bayside as a whole. Canceling that tower is negligent. That’s why I need you to talk to those people. One bayfront plaza is a 92 story 1040 foot tower that has been on the proposal since 2010 and the developer keeps on procrastinating and putting it off and eating trash. This is a Tower that likely will never be built. The same goes for One Brickell City Centre. The developer made an irresponsible choice to wait until every single condo unit at that project and every single retail store is occupied just so they can start construction on that tower and this is becoming another tower that might never be built. This is the only 1050 foot tower that has a developer that wants to commit to building it and that is the developer of the Waldorf Astoria Miami. 18 by Karam which is a proposed 80s story 900 foot tower on the Brickell Burger King property. That is a tower that I suspect that it will likely never be built. Look at what’s happening to MWC thanks to another developer who was being negligent by canceling another project. That Marriott and convention center at 1700 rooms was supposed to be the most important piece of all hotels at this project. And what did they do? They made a negligent and poor decision to cancel that 1700 room hotel. And thanks to that poor decision, i’m worried that Miami Worldcenter Will become a loss. These people should be called out for their actions.

Shawn Kouri
5 months ago

They better bring back sky rise Miami and withdraw the cancellation of that tower because this tower is going to have condos that are built for families with kids and I’m talking three bedroom four bedroom or five bedroom condos. Plus, you have Paramount MWC nearby which has some three-bedroom condo units and even a four bedroom unit or more. When you see a unit with that number of bedrooms, you know that the Condo unit owner is going to have kids. Seriously.

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol…

POLO
5 months ago

Finally, a supertall that will break thru Miami’s mass of skyscrapers!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Miami’s looking a little more like Manhattan in the far out renders.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Permit for $30,000 work and a $400 billion company leasing 3,500 square feet.

Miami winning!

Anonymous
5 months ago

/ DEAD

Anonymous
5 months ago

Haha, this rendering looks like this building went through an earthquake…

Anonymous
5 months ago

The only 1000+ft tower project announced that looks real.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Viscayne soon to have a Ross for those upscale shoppers.

Anonymous
5 months ago

😂

Anonymous
5 months ago

That is one beautiful beast

Anonymous G
5 months ago

Super excited for this one to come up!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Haha, looks like little kids alphabet blocks stacked on top of one another.

Shawn Kouri
5 months ago

Call little worried that this thing could easily topple in a category five hurricane. The way this was designed, they are going to have to use military grade structural materials and windows that are army grade in order for it to hold up in 150 mile an hour winds to 200 mile an hour winds.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Here we go!

Anonymous
5 months ago

I know that once it’s completed it will look a lot better among all the new planned towers, but honestly, some of those pictures look odd

Anonymous
5 months ago

Super talls only make the other ones look shorter

height does not make it better
5 months ago

ULGY

Anonymous
5 months ago

This would’ve been great with the SkYRise. I hope they revive that project ASAP!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

I agree with you 1000%

Anonymous
5 months ago

Wake up!.. you’re in dream world again…

Shawn Kouri
5 months ago

Oh they better. Call Berkowitz and tell them to wake up to reality. That was a very poor decision they made right there. Canceling such an important icon from Miami, especially for families with kids. We don’t have a lot of family friendly attractions here. And who knows whatever the heck is going on with that megamall that is supposed to be built near my house because that thing is basically left in the dust at this point because there haven’t been a single news update in a single year since October 2020.

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol… this guy lives in bizarro world.

Anonymous
5 months ago

downtown Miami is booming, what we need now is a flea market to serve the clientele that lives in this building. yes we need a Flea market in downtown miami, please bring a flea market to downtown miami ,thank you

Anonymous
5 months ago

Its called Bayside Mall

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nothing says your city has a booming downtown like having a flea market there will.

gtfoh…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Its kinda ugly

Anonymous
5 months ago

Why didn’t you submit your own design to them? You could always build your own beautiful tower.

Anonymous
5 months ago

^^^you could too if you weren’t busy ringing up 2 tacos and a Pepsi on the cash register.

People are allowed to have opinions. Get over yourself.

Anonymous
5 months ago

^^^are u a butthurt project designer or sales rep?

Anonymous
5 months ago

One Thousand Museum and this are the world class buildings that should define that stretch of Biscayne. Society Biscayne is not it. Not a bad development, but that stretch is so short yet is the go to view of the the Downtown Miami skyline.YVE isn’t it either. Neither is Vizcayne condominium or whatever that double tower with the CVS is called. I don’t see them bringing down Vizcayne anytime soon and i don’t see it aging well either.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The double tower with CVS is MarinaBlue and it looks way nicer than many buildings under construction right now. It’s actually one of best buildings downtown, best location, best view, etc.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Marina Blue is one tower.
Viscayne is two towers.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Marina Blue is actually two attached towers

duh
5 months ago

2 attached towers equals 1 tower

Anonymous
5 months ago

Not for long, hopefully. Let MWC’s spillover effect and Amazon Pharmacy kill all the Shit-VSs so close to each other. Also, nasty Subway. Property values in Marinablue would skyrocket.

Anonymous
5 months ago

You’re seeing double, it’s one tower with V shape design.

Anonymous
5 months ago

actually vizcaynes light feature at top of twin structure is an integral part of the skyline

Anonymous
5 months ago

The Everglades Hotel’s spire was far superior than some mass-market failed condo above a damn CVS and Ross.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The twin tower known today as Viscayne used to be called Everglades by the Bay (no clue why as it has absolutely nothing to do with the everglades whatsoever clearly) and is actually really nice with 4 pools, 3 of which make up a resort style design overlooking the bay directly (great view for fireworks!!). I moved there in 2010 and was the first to rent my studio at $900 with a choice to pick another studio facing south (directly at an old parking garage for $850). Downtown has come a loooong way, but I’m surprised the Holiday Inn is still standing considering all the action on BIscayne. Regardless, this Waldorf project is unbelievable and will undoubtedly solidify Miami’s skyline as one of the world best!

Anonymous
5 months ago

If you knew anything about miami you would have known that was the former site Of the Everglades Hotel , thus the original name of the project

insult others while hiding behind your keyboard
5 months ago

nasty