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First 34-Story Art Plaza Tower Tops Off In Just Ten Months

First 34-Story Art Plaza Tower Tops Off In Just Ten Months

Art Plaza’s first tower has topped off at 34 stories in a remarkably short time.

The roof of the east tower was poured yesterday, according to shell contractor L&R Structural. It took less than 10 months, L&R said.

Piling equipment was first spotted on the site in late November 2017, with foundation pour and crane installation in March 2018.

By comparison, Aston Martin Residences broke ground in October 2017 and still isn’t out of the ground, with foundation contractors now regularly working into the night (although it is a much taller and more complex project). Ritz Carlton Residences in Sunny Isles (also much taller and more complex) topped off this week after breaking ground in June 2016 – two and a half years ago.

Across the street, Melo completed the twin-tower Square Station project in a similarly short time frame, topping off in under a year. Groundbreaking there took place in October 2016, with top off in September 2017. Move-ins began in spring 2018, and the towers were 75% leased by August.

When complete, Art Plaza will include 655 apartments in twin 34-story towers.

(photo: l&r structural)

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Take notes Mana.

lisset aguilar
lisset aguilar

This building look like a great addition to the Area, i believe they have another one i few blocks down coming up as well, they have fully transformed this area for good, and the best thing is that all three of these rentals are sitting literally next to a metro mover station. Way to go Melo!!!!!!

Hilda Maria M.
Hilda Maria M.

Square Station was fine, but i like this one way better!! also views on the east tower must be gorgeous!! When can we move Melo!??

Anonymous
Anonymous

Dont blink Melos toppin off another project!!

Leandro Acosta
Leandro Acosta

These people are literally on fire!!!! Liking me some Melo!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

And there’s enough vacant land in that area to build another twenty more projects like this.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I will live here

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m looking forward to the one they’re building on 5th st next to MDC.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You mean FDC. I’m no Melo basher, but that proposal looks like shit.

Sofia Abreu
Sofia Abreu

the two towers that they are proposing next to Okhan look great!! I don’t understand all the bashing! These are great “RENTAL” additions to that forsaken area, i wonder if you rather have 600 dollars the square feet instead!!?? Give me nice rental towers and let the locals move into downtown!!!

Santiago Ramon
Santiago Ramon

Sofia I agree with you 100%!! Not every Tower can be Okhan!! there are vast differences between rentals and condos “its all about the MONEY”, they buildings fill a great void that downtown have had for many years, Thanks to buildings such as these locals can afford living in this area. Go Melo all the way!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

The East tower is gonna have some of the best views in Miami…Better even than Museum row

Anonymous
Anonymous

Unless they build some towers on next block south.. in front of park.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The school board is trying to sell the land so there will be a taller tower blocking the views eventually.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Nice work.. hopefully the workmanship is up to task. We need quality projects.

Anonymous
Anonymous

love melo…but they are knot known for quality….average at best

Anonymous
Anonymous

it is easy to build a plain rectangular box!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Working-class buildings, are good for local citizen that want to live downtown.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Beside dumping cement on a car and illegally constructing during after hours…ya I would say they are building fast.

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Anonymous
Anonymous

These are affordable housing rentals. They aren’t supposed to be up to a luxury standard or design. Slightly better than section 8 quality and much more expensive.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Funny how people whine about housing prices in Miami but expect to live in brickell city centre. Melo is the only private developer building affordable rentals in the urban cote.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agreed.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ugly.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Um yeah, sure. We can’t wait to see your projects.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You think it’s good looking?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Geez, did anybody ever tell you your syntax stinks!