Demolition Underway At The Riverfront Site Where The 58-Story Edge On Brickell Is Planned

Demolition is underway at a narrow piece of riverfront property where a 58-story tower called Edge On Brickell is planned.

City records show that a demolition permit for the site was approved in December 2019.

Total cost of the demolition is estimated at $31,000, with 15,000 square feet being demolished. A modular-type structure that appeared to be built as a sales center was on the site.

There doesn’t appear to be any building permit for the new tower pending.

The Edge on the River is planned to be built on the property at 58 stories and 625 feet above ground, despite the narrow lot size.

It will include 198 hotel room keys, 70 residential units, a rooftop restaurant, and ground floor restaurant.

 

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Anonymous

Hope it gets built but not holding my breath especially as Swire pumps the breaks until the next cycle…

Anonymous

Am I missing something? The last time I walked by this site I did no see anything that needed to be demolished. And I am with you, I do hope this does get built. It is thin and sleek and it looks good.

Anonymous

So much for the riverwalk setback. A city without rules or anyone forward looking.

Anonymous

The renderings show and activated riverwalk though.

Anonymous

Right, a giant wall and six palm trees sure activate the riverwalk.

Anonymous

Have we not learned how to take renderings here in Miami?

Anonymous

They also reduced the required 25′ riverwalk to 13′ using the 25% rule for the Riverwalk.

Anonymous

Miami politicians all belong in JAIL!!!

Anonymous

This is one project I doubt will get built. Most likely will become an two or three story restaurant and lounge.

Anonymous

I bet most of the people commenting have never seen the lot. it’s TINY!!! how can they put 58 stories there? this shouldn’t be allowed.

Paul

Demolition of the sales center is not exactly the best sign that things are moving forward.

Anonymous

Love the design
Hope it gets built

Anonymous

After 2 years out of Miami I returned to Brickell. I was walking my dog as I used to do, on the bay walk from The Mark to the Brickell Key Bridge. To my surprise The Four Ambassadors Condominium or as I used to call it “The Favelas of Brickell”, put a fence and locked the walkway….. is that legal??

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Anonymous

In Miami, if you pay enough to city officials, anything is possible.

Anonymous

Sounds like Jersey, lol.

Anonymous

What a Joke!!! I wouldn’t live there if you paid me to. that lot is WAY too small for 58 floors. Typical Miami. por el billete baila el mono!

Anonymous

Single loaded corridor with a massive wall of safety lights!!

Shawn Kouri

198 hotel rooms? This will be one of the towers that will provide enough hotel room capacity for the American Dream Megamall in Miami Lakes.

Anonymous

if we ever get a big earthquake here in Miami, Brickell will look like a Dominoes game.

Anonymous

Great facade.

Shawn Kouri

Let’s build this thing. If there’s going to be 70 residential units, you’re talking about really large units that are like four or five maybe even six bedrooms.

Shawn Kouri

My concern is though, is it to narrow the tower. Look at it. It’s so thin. How is that going to withstand a hurricane?

Anonymous

Why do people think that building codes dont exist?

Anonymous

Because practically they don’t. Building code specifies a wind load design for 115 MPH. Hurricane Andrew came in at 200 MPH. Goodbye Downtown Miami.

Anonymous

this is MIAMI!! if you pay a politician. it will get built.

Anonymous

Exactly! the piece of that land is tiny for the size of that building.

Anonymous

All the windows would break out first letting air pass through and Concrete buildings are very strong.

Shawn Kouri

I think if they are going to build on a lot that is that narrow, I think that prefabricated construction is the way to go.

Shawn Kouri

50% faster construction timeline end it is 20 to 30% cheaper to build than traditional building methods. Best part, more durable. With a lot this narrow, I don’t think that traditional construction methods will work here with a building this tall. Prefabrication with all components hotels and units of the Edge on Brickell Being mass produced out of a factory and assembled on sight is the way to go.. SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL THE DEVELOPER WHO IS BUILDING THE EDGE ON BRICKELL THAT PREFABRICATION IS THE WAY TO GO FOR THIS.

Anonymous

The units might not be as big as you expect. I’ve driven past that lot many times. It’s VERY narrow.

Anonymous

The previous plans had a net leasable residential SF on typical floors of 5,855 SF, to be split between either three or four units.

Anonymous

Haters said it was impossible to build this!!! Make it happen!

Anonymous

it still hasn’t been built. 😉

Anonymous

And it never will.