Foundation Has Been Poured For 53-Story Downtown 5th Tower, Second Foundation Pour Coming Soon

Developer Melo Group and its contractors reached a milestone this week at their twin-tower Downtown 5th construction project with one foundation now complete.

Images shared by shell contractor L&R Structural Corp. show that a 2,350 cubic yard foundation pour took place in the evening hours of Monday night into early Tuesday morning. In total, the pour lasted for seven hours.

For now, only the east tower foundation was poured, but work appears to be progressing on the west tower.

With the east tower foundation now in place, vertical construction is officially underway.

Three tower cranes are set to be installed at the site to assist with construction, with two cranes at heights of 550 feet above ground and a third at 591 feet.

The towers will eventually have a completed permanent height of 495 feet above ground. There will be 1,042 apartments and 12,506 square feet of retail between the two buildings, making it the biggest ever project by apartment count in Miami’s Central Business District.

 

(photos: l&R structural corp.)

 

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Anonymous

Please Melo buy more lots.

Anonymous

Melos please buy Mana Mañana out!!

Adrian S.

Simply Amazing!!!! Go Melo Go!!!

Anonymous

Amazing work Melo. We cannot wait to see the new apartments. Keep making Downtown Miami a great place to live. Keep up the good work!!! No one can do it better 🙂

Anonymous

Surprised it hasnt topped off already…

Anonymous

So much construction within five blocks, this, luma, PMG new tower and citizen M. And a slum lord said the market doesn’t look good.

Anonymous

Okan tower? Hehehe

Anonymous

I want to move to this building

Anonymous

I want to live there

Anonymous

Looks like a 53 story HUD development from the 1960s.

Anonymous

In Miami… where?

Anonymous

Not necessarily in Miami because HUD developments are usually low density there. But you get the idea. Go check out NYC and Chicago.

Futon generation

If you’re going to complain about a highrise and your sofa is a futon and your dining room set is from ikea GET OVER IT!

Anonymous

HA!!!… that’s the best comment this year.

Anonymous

My dining room set is a cardboard box from 2 years ago that I got a microwave in from Wal-Mart. Still serviceable and no roaches.

Sergio Jaramillo

Nothing extraordinary to see here,
Same square high Rise building with some “Makeup”
I guess that’s what the developer wants those days. UDRB?

Anonymous

Well, we sure haven’t seen your building designs yet, so why are you complaining?

Anonymous

They call me melo yelow

Anonymous

I am Groot!

Anonymous

Right across the street from the federal prison. Win!

Anonymous

You act like they’re going to be release and just wander around the area. Some of the people in their could buy an condo in okan.

Anonymous

More ugly Melo crap.

Anonymous

Another anonymous crappy comment.

Anonymous

ugly, same of the more, boring, adds nothing to skyline, or surroundings, sad…etc, etc, etc

Anonymous

Gee, I bet people just can’t keep their hands off you in the club?

Anonymous

MELO needs to build office not apartments. No more apartments please

Anonymous

Yes sir lord of everything.. we at the Melo Group are here to do your bidding.

Anonymous

I would be kind of skeptical with Melo doing office buildings. Not enough talent is what I mean. Most of Melo’s projects look poorly constructed and ugly.

Azarius

Like the pace of Melo development but I hear the quality is like workforce affordable housing

Anonymous

You “hear?”

Anonymous

it is!!! it’s the ikea version of bldgs.

Anonymous

Ugly.

Anonymous

Beautiful

Anonymous

It was better when the lighting was emerald. Not sure what they call they current shade.

Anonymous

“Ugly?”

If you can do better, why haven’t you?

Anonymous

Not “ugly”. Acceptable, functional and bringing much needed mass and livability to the area.
If you want every building to be “pretty”, downtown would still be filled with empty lots and no progress. (much like the properties the Mr. Mana has been controlling) In addition to these “pretty” buildings being economically unfeasible, the units would not be affordable to the many local residents that are filling up the Melo buildings across our emerging great city.

Optimist

Density is good, but this project is below Miami’s design standard for new developments. It doesn’t need to be great, just needs to make the skyline better and not be a 53-story sore thumb.

Anonymous

You mean, all those empty trash filled lots in the area WASN’T unsightly to you?

Anonymous

No, but when land is at a premium, no development should just be an empty lot “filler”. If that were the case, you could just build a gas station.

Anonymous

But saying something is “below Miami’s design standard for new developments” is really just your opinion. There is no “Miami design standard” for apartments. I don’t like the design of the Miami Hotel and Convention Center that’s been presented to us, but is that design a “Miami Standard” or the developers concept of what looks good to them? It really doesn’t matter what I or others think because they’re going to fill that empty lot in with something that’s pleasing to them.