Preliminary plans for an 80 and 81-story project called The Towers by Foster and Partners have been obtained by TNM.
At ground level, the architect has designed a retail arcade between the two towers, which will allow pedestrians to pass through glass-enclosed retail and restaurants towards the baywalk. In total, there is 17,920 square feet of retail, restaurant and cafe space.
The architect is proposing three basement levels of underground parking, going as deep as 17 feet below sea level. A podium on levels 2 through 11 (above the retail space) also appears to have parking lined with residential, for a total of 771 spaces.
All of the floors above level 14 are either residences or amenities. The towers will be intermittently attached with a “residential bridge” every 5-7 levels. The proposal includes 660 units, half the 1,250 units allowed by zoning.
There are six levels of amenity spaces, perhaps the most of any condo project in Miami. Levels 12, 13, 48, 49, 72 and 73 are devoted to amenities.
The south tower will be slightly taller at 81 stories (1,049 feet above sea level,) with the north tower at 80 stories.