Elysee Tops Off At 649 Feet, Becoming The Tallest Building In Edgewater With A Striking Telescoping Design That Is Wider At Top

Miami’s Elysee tower has topped off, the developers announced in a press release.

The glass tower is now at it’s tallest height of 57 stories and 649 feet, making it the tallest in Edgewater. It is also now the tenth or eleventh tallest building in the city of Miami.

Arquitectonica designed the tower with a telescoping shape that appears to be wider towards the top, which can be seen in photos of the newly topped off building.

There will only be 100 units in the entire building, with residences that either take up half a floor or a full floor. Prices range from $1.8 million to over $10 million.

Over the summer, a penthouse unit at Elysee sold for $12.8 million – a record price for Edgewater. The space was sold unfinished and includes three stories and 11,600 square feet.

Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica is the architect, with interiors by Jean-Louis Deniot. Two Roads Development is the developer, while John Moriarty & Associates of Florida is the building’s general contractor.

Completion is scheduled for 2020.

(photos and video provided by the developer)

 

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Anonymous
9 months ago

“…a telescoping shape that appears to be wider towards the top”.
It appears wider at the top because it is wider at the top.

Anonymous
9 months ago

That’s what she said!

Anonymous
9 months ago

You have a strange member

Anonymous
9 months ago

I once had a guy shaped like that.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Nothing strange about that.
Let’s embrace variety, diversity. I’d do him

Anonymous
9 months ago

Good looking building honestly, it does stand out from the rest and can be seen from miles away

Anonymous
9 months ago

The most beautiful building in Miami!
It exceeded all expectations.
Bravo!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

“The most beautiful in Miami?!”

So you just dismiss Saha Hadid’s – One Thousand Museum – design then?

Anonymous
9 months ago

Who is Saha?

Anonymous
9 months ago

Just some chick I was dreaming about….

Anonymous
9 months ago

It’s Zaha

Anonymous
9 months ago

That’s what she said!

Anonymous
9 months ago

From Wynwood, the skinny height to width ratio makes it look like a super tall tower.

Anonymous
9 months ago

All the way from Doral it looks like a supertall

Anonymous
9 months ago

Who goes to Doral for a view of downtown?????

Anonymous
9 months ago

Or you could be at Doral City Place or the 836 and just look east.

Anonymous
9 months ago

I don’t do West of the Palmetto

Dan
9 months ago

Agreed

Anonymous
9 months ago

Now start bringing towers further west.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Midtown, the neighborhood west of Adrienne arsht, west of the triple A and brickell are widening skyline.

Go Miami go
9 months ago

Keep building taller and taller and change the skyline for the better!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Beautiful pictures TNM.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Love the project but they need to elevate the street and fix the flooding problems. I lived on NE 23rd street for years and after a few inches of rain the whole block becomes underwater.

I’ve seen quite a few cars destroyed and residents having a hard time getting around during rain storms period.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Did you live near that half-way house for convicts getting ready to re-enter society?

Dan
9 months ago

Very unique building. When the plans first came out years ago I always wondered which building would finish first between this tower and Missoni Baia. This building came first obviously.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Missoni Baia has a very stately design.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Welcome to Miamitectonica.

Anonymous
9 months ago

56 stories during King Tide (the euphemism for climate change)

Anonymous
9 months ago

Trump said climate change is a Chinese Hoax.

I<3Miami
9 months ago

Between the Super Bowl bid and the upcoming super bowl, Miami’s skyline has changed so much.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Boxes on descending sizes stacked upon each other is a “striking” design? Please…

Anonymous
9 months ago

Edgewater is the most beautiful neighborhood in all of Miami, nothing else comes close. Please repeat these pics after the crane is removed, can’t wait to see the gorgeous results.

Anonymous
9 months ago

I think Brickell would beg to differ with you….

Anonymous
9 months ago

Yes. The people in Brickell who walk around the perimeter of Brickell Key, and stop by the Mandarin Oriental WISH that there were some neighbors who would change their oil in their front yards. We have a Saks Fifth Avenue, Four Seasons, Viceroy, Conrad, Le Petite Maison, multiple rooftop bars, and amazing restaurants but no Discount Auto parts or Sherwinn Williams paint stores.

Edgewater is the envy of Miami.

Anonymous
9 months ago

In real cities they have setbacks to allow sunlight at street level.

In Miami it’s the opposite. Sunlight for the 1% at top and screw the rest.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Shade is a commodity in South Florida.

Anonymous
9 months ago

You’re right about that. Outside, I run for shade anywhere I can it in MiamiDade.

Anonymous
9 months ago

It’s that way anywhere in Florida, not only Miami. Do you prefer snow?

Anonymous
9 months ago

Want a more walkable Miami? We need more shade. Can’t have huge trees everywhere in the urban core so we use skyscrapers as the next best thing.

Anonymous
9 months ago

And that’s fine with me!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Yes we can. More trees are needed.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Did you see the amount of trees that were blown down by the last hurricane? If you think there’s a lack of trees, it’s not because it’s the fault of the city’s government. Hurricanes are and will always be a threat to trees in this county… actually, most of the state of Florida.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Gee, a factual comment and it gets two thumbs down.

This city really does have a clueless population.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Yeah, last hurricane is was about 2% of the trees. So what.

Anonymous
9 months ago

And what about the hurricane before that, and the hurricane before that, and the hurricane before that, etc etc etc….?

You talk as if you guarantee Miami won’t get struck by anymore hurricanes.

Anonymous
9 months ago

“Prices range from $1.8 million to over $10 million. Over the summer, a penthouse unit at Elysee sold for $12.8 million – a record price for Edgewater. The space was sold unfinished and includes three stories and 11,600 square feet”

It appears that a few people don’t care about anything you said.

Anonymous
9 months ago

very few

Anonymous
9 months ago

That’s the point.

Anonymous
9 months ago

That’s the point?

When it’s 90 degrees outside, shade IS the point!

Anon
9 months ago

i’m glad this comment is getting the love it deserves, makes no sense at all.

Anonymous
9 months ago

“In real cities”

Oh well, I guess Miami has been downgraded like Pluto when they said it wasn’t a “real planet.”