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
1 year ago

Please Melo buy more lots.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Melos please buy Mana Mañana out!!

Adrian S.
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

Surprised it hasnt topped off already…

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

Okan tower? Hehehe

Anonymous
1 year ago

I want to move to this building

Anonymous
1 year ago

I want to live there

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

In Miami… where?

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

They call me melo yelow

Anonymous
1 year ago

I am Groot!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Right across the street from the federal prison. Win!

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

More ugly Melo crap.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Another anonymous crappy comment.

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

You “hear?”

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

Ugly.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Beautiful

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

“Ugly?”

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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.