First Glass Installed At 52-Story Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles (Photos)

The 649-foot, 52-story Ritz Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach is rising.

Crews are closing in on level 20, with the first glass recently installed.

When completed, the tower will include 212 condo residences.

Chateau Group and Fortune are the developers, with Arquitectonica the architect.

 

 

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Anonymous

They’re going to have a great view of the nude beach!

Anonymous

How come they can build towers in the suburbs without large parking podiums but we’re stuck with nearly every tower downtown having a large pedestrian unfriendly parking garage?

peej

you can thank Miami 21 for the pedestals due to their minimum parking requirements, which is only for the City of Miami limits.

Anonymous

Because the downtown developers are too cheap to invest in multiple levels of underground parking, which takes well over a year extra in construction. The parking is underground on this project, still has the same required parking.

mondocondo

Downtown projects can’t bear the added cost to bury the podium, which is not insignificant. Cheers

Anonymous

Arquitectonica made this baby with Sunny Isles Beach? What’s Miami smoking to cause them to make bastard architecture like SLS Brickell and Icon Bay?

Anonymous

related. lol

Anonymous

You must understand, an architect firm like Arquitectonica can do more than one design on paper for a project, it’s the developers who chooses what design they prefer to go with.

Anonymous

Yeah, but Related only gets a good one out them once in a blue moon. Then ugly “art” gets plastered on the base *cough* Brickell Heights and SLS Lux *cough*.

Anonymous

The reality is most of these “starchitects” don’t have the understanding of our market and needs, and many times ARQ was brought in to redo interior floorpans. True story, ask Good Ole Rem Koolhaas.

mondocondo

The truth is almost all out of state architects pair up with a local architect, but it’s more for the local execution knowlege, not the design concept. No reason to throw stones at Rem. Cheers.

Anonymous

I personally know for a fact that the Rem interior floorplans were not good and had to be redone to sell. So chose that example because I know it is a fact. Municipal buildings courted for luxury residential…

And yes, 100% of all the ‘starchitects’ HAVE TO PARTNER with a local architect of record unless licensed in Florida, which they are not. i.e. Herzog, BIG, Novel, the list goes on and on. This is not new information – ADD Inc, ARQ, Revuelta- they are doing a lot of this work. These out of town guys need a lot of design guidance on the interiors and amenities.

Anonymous

My favorite (very scummy) part of this project is how the developers sneaked in some straw buyers to the older property to the south (Tropicana Condo), in order to quash any potential buyout by any competing developer, to ensure the preservation of the view amenities. I investigated and can tie the newest owners directly to the developers. Therefore the remaining owners who would have liked to cash out can no longer enjoy that benefit because of a small handful of very greedy people. #Murica

Anonymous

Ok..?

Anonymous

That’s called ‘good business.’ Once their development is finished and they receive their profit they will likely flip Tropicana Condo for their next project.

Anonymous

damn dude… I voted for Trump.. but I don’t feel nearly as douchey as some of you graverobbers should who would sell out your aging mother for a quick profit.

Anonymous

You voted for Trump… no wonder you’re totally clueless!

Anonymous

…and who did you vote for, the crazy lady that used charity for poor countries as a money laundering operation or the pothead?

Anonymous

The Tropicana isn’t losing value because a new Ritz is being built next door. LOL.

mondocondo

Tropicana condos are currently be sold by these “aggrieved” owners at over twice what they were worth before the Ritz project was announced. Cheers.

Anonymous

EXACTLY. The ones who own zero real estate always have the most to say!

Anonymous

Once the project is done I’m sure everyone can cash out from Tropicana. I would stay in for the long run. Land directly on the beach is getting more scarce with every new project.