Fastest Ever: 52-Story Towers In Downtown Miami Top Off In Just 47 Weeks & Will Complete Construction In Record Time, Contractor Says

Downtown 5th second and final tower has topped off at 52 stories.

The west tower topped off just 47 weeks after foundation work began, shell contractor L&R Structural wrote on Instagram.

Completion will be the fastest ever for a project of this magnitude, L&R wrote. The Temporary Certificate of Occupancy allowing move-ins to begin will be issued in record time, the contractor predicted.

Foundation work for the project’s east tower began in December 2019, with a foundation pour in February 2020.

The foundation pour for the west tower which just topped off took place in March 2020 – about nine months ago.

When complete, the two 52-story towers will have a combined 1,042 apartments, making it the biggest residential project ever in Miami’s Central Business District.

 

 

(photos: L&R Structural Corp.)

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Anonymous
11 months ago

NEXT!

Melo ain’t BSing around…

Anonymous
11 months ago

Don’t forget 444 Brickell coming on board 2021

Azarius
11 months ago

I’ll believe it when I see it

Anonymous
11 months ago

Is Okan going to be right beside it on the same lot?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yes, I think the ran on this one to stay ahead of Okan, which never started… SMH

Anonymous
11 months ago

They are going to be pretty close to each other!

Anonymous
11 months ago

@TheNextMiami please update us on Okan Tower!

Anonymous
11 months ago

also Waldorf Astoria

Sophia de Armas
11 months ago

My friend let me tell you what the problem with Okan is….
Okan will not get built; and the reason is because the location of the building is not worth “over 1000/sqf” asking price that they need to ask in order to make their investment be worth building. Robert Behar, really F@CK these people up, by designing something that is meant for either the beach or a location more likely to the Aston Martin Tower, this building is so expensive to make that in order to make profit they will need to sell at prices close to Miami Beach or Aston Martin, no smart investor will ever pay that, when they can buy for less 700/sqf by the bay. The design team made a “disservice” to these “out of towners” , and the result is that several years later they havent even broken ground yet, nor will they ever be unless they design something more suited to this area.

Azarius
11 months ago

If they wait for MWC to complete a lil more and the Marriott right across the street, plus it’s close to Brightline they will be able to get pricing they need. The height along with the hotel and office components is going to Compensate for the condos pricing. And the condo portion of this development sits above the height of Melo towers

Anonymous
11 months ago

Hmmm, not sure who tried to sell you on Okan, but that is 100% NOT the price per sqft I had been given. For the type of building it is and the future location it sits in it’s actually an amazing project and well worth the money, especially if you buy in the condo-hotel. It will get so much traffic once MWC and the convention center are open.

Anonymous
11 months ago

really…. how much were you given?
and do you have an idea how much is the investment worth?

Anonymous
11 months ago

In the 700s, and that was before negotiations.
Having owned and managed condo-hotels I can tell you, done properly, there is a killing to be made during high-season. Great flexibility as both an investment rental property and income-producing second home.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Foundations poured Feb2020 not Feb2019… this also took place during COVID which is even more impressive.

Anonymous
11 months ago

melo actually owns many more parcels in downtown and omni/edgewater…they tend to develop them themselves instead of flipping them…i would imagine that they have plans to continue to develop affordable rentals in these areas as miami is enjoying record population growth…they also will follow thru on the luxury twin tower project in edgewater as soon as market conditions warrant it

Anonymous
11 months ago

Melo Group has been a phenomenal landlord during the pandemic. They’ve been very understanding and supportive of their tenants who have faced financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic.

Anonymous
11 months ago

That’s excellent to hear.

Anonymous
11 months ago

This is how you know what is in a landlord’s heart – the way in which they treat their honest, reliable tenants when they are experiencing difficult times.

Melo has been patient, understanding and empathetic with those tenants who are honestly having financial difficulties during this pandemic.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Alright Okan Tower what are you waiting for?!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Okan is a luxury building with more design requirements and financing issues to deal with. Melo created a standard box and made it tall. Melo wants to get this up as quickly as posisble so that they can get it rented asap. Okan has to consider alot more issues before they break ground

Anonymous
11 months ago

Will they break ground tho??

Anonymous
11 months ago

The Okan design is a complete disaster. That’s why it will never be built. It’s not a developer problem. The architect did a piramid for the developer and want him to built it.

Anonymous
11 months ago

The future is bright

Anonymous
11 months ago

I hope they buy more lots, other than the edgewater twin towers they have planned I wonder what else they plan to build.

Anonymous
11 months ago

“I wonder what else they plan to build”

The tallest tower they have ever built to date DownTown. The Next Miami just did a recent article about it… look it up!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Housing for the Goldman Saks folks

Anonymous
11 months ago

Good!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Come on down we need the work and we are open for business in Florida thank god

Anonymous
11 months ago

Okan will be built only if the developer change the architect.

Shawn Kouri
11 months ago

They should get into the modular construction business if they want to go faster and break even more records. Buildings can be built 10 to 30% cheaper and are built to hold up better in a category five hurricane.

Anonymous
11 months ago

And can be architecturally more interesting

Anonymous
11 months ago

Please before continuing criticism of Melos project, you should trying to learn
a little about how to create and run a profitable business.
The Melo Family have created the most efficient rental development company in
South Florida.
In less than 2 decades they have built over
6,000 rental units and 1000 condominium units.
They have created endless work opportunities for south Floridians.
Year after years Melos group have continued building one project after
The others.
They perseverance is endless and
They motivation is contagious on
all of us , who have the privilege of been part of they team.

I can’t understand or accept people
Criticism, went they have not done anything productive by themselves.
If you used your time in a better way
Chances are , your results will make you feel different, and less frustrating in seeing
Others doing what you are not capable of accomplishment.

Thanks God for the Melo group and
For they commitment to Miami Dade.
I been 51 year living in this city , and
Can thanks enough for the Melos Family
Established themselves in our City.

DownTown 5th is a great , wonderful
Project , very well located providing
Confortable nice housing opportunity
For the young and working families.

Let’s continue building our Downtown
maybe some of you don’t remember or don’t used to live here , but 80% of all buildings in downtown have been built
After the 2000.
All Downtown in cosmopolitan city are composed by all type of building.
And remember we live in a free nation
Where the government can’t demolish your property and sale to a development group for almost free , just for them to built larger and taller buildings, like China
And now Russia.

Well hopefully some of you will understand my comments, and the rest
can’t continue wasting they time.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Ok, Melo. Thanks for commenting.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Wasn’t me

Anonymous
11 months ago

So will Okan Tower still happen?!? That would be right in front of both towers.

David Forero
11 months ago

Melo has been a terrific developer in downtown miami area

Anónimo
11 months ago

The best Company!!!👏🏻👏🏻Melo Group

Flagler resident.
11 months ago

People critics are always base on how they use to live..if you don’t like to live in Melo buildings go to somewhere else and let us live and enjoy where we live! Nobody push you to rent, that’s your decision! I am sure that you are those I have seen that doesn’t take care of any place you live; there is the reason you are not able to have a positive feedback of any of the places you will rent.
Thank you Melo for your service and dedication toward us, tenants that really appreciate what your guys do as well as the effort that the leasing agents make to better the place we live. Thank you!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Looking amazing!

Anonymous
11 months ago

No es un edificio loco aunque es lindo. Lo que si es muy útil para la ciudad.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Melo:family owned business, proudly hard workers ,humble, honesty is the must admirable of theirs human beings qualities. God guidelines will conduct them for fruitful joyful life, for them and all people that make posible the Melo Elephant ,growth strong and stronger.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Hope building will be safe to live in. As shady companies come & go

Anonymous
11 months ago

Of course, this is a simple lego building…very simplistic!

Anonymous
11 months ago

in addition it will be blocking huge the Okan Tower…not worth to build so close…

Anonymous
11 months ago

Not every building can be a very expensive Aston Martin structure.

Anonymous
11 months ago

The pictures with the Federal Prison really show how these buildings look no different, except bigger windows.

NYC Loves Miami
11 months ago

Are there any plans down the road from the county to build a prison elsewhere and transfer the inmates to a different location? Kinda weird having a prison right in the middle of the action.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Move the prison to river landings its finish

Anonymous
11 months ago

Dump the prison in the water.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Ugly buildings, built in record time, which means poor quality, at high prices…oh yes, we are building a very attractive city, very inviting for tech companies and financial giants. We will also attract great summits and Olympic Games, 🤣🤣🤣

Anonymous
11 months ago

They built fast because they know what they are doing. Not because it’s poor quality. They have the best subcontractors. Best quality. Better prices. (Lower because they don’t lose time) and also attractive building for rentals !!!!

Anonymous
11 months ago

“Ugly buildings, built in record time”

Who cares?.. the skyline will look better on camera. Nobody wants to see on camera another empty weed strewn lot.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yay for those Department of Corrections views!

Anonymous
11 months ago

You can see your old jail cell.

Anonymous
11 months ago

And his old boy friend.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Looks like Soviet Block Housing to me

Anonymous
11 months ago

The malls, shops, theaters, and restaurants really don’t care how these buildings look to you.