Foundation Permit Issued To Build Miami’s First-Ever Supertall

Developers have been issued a construction permit to begin foundation work at the 100-story Waldorf Astoria supertall tower.

It is the first time in Miami’s history that a developer has been issued a construction permit to begin work on a supertall.

At 1,049 feet, the Waldorf Astoria will be nearly 200 feet taller than the current tallest building in Miami.

City records show that the construction permit application was issued on May 23.

The permit took about seven months to be issued. It was first applied for on October 27, 2021.

According to the permit filing, site and soil improvements over a total of 43,791 square feet of area is planned.

The foundation work is estimated to cost $5,165,000. Keller North America is listed as the contractor.

PMG and Greybrook are the developers.

 

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Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

the age of Miami gigachad towers has begun. And hope this record is broken within this year.

Anon
6 months ago

Isn’t this maximum height allowed?

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

in this area

Anonymous
6 months ago

In Miami, period!

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

The skyline will look like those Mesas in Arizona soon if the height limit isn’t lifted a few hundred feet

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yes

Gene!!!!!!!!!!
6 months ago

Ultra is going to look amazing from my condo here.

Anonymous
6 months ago

sure jan

Anonymous
6 months ago

You beat me to this comment. lol

Anonymous
6 months ago

Monkeypox super spreader.

Original
6 months ago

You know, this is not really a bad looking design, it’s just that the very top cube sticks out like a sore thumb. I wish the developer would just move it back somewhat so that dumb look wouldn’t be so obvious.

Anonymous
6 months ago

That top cube makes me anxious lol – but I love the design overall.

Anon
6 months ago

Top Cube is what really sells the illusion. Art isn’t always supposed to create “positive” opinions.

Me!
6 months ago

I rather like the top cube’s position and the overall “dumb look.” I actually wish *more* of the lower cubes were asymmetrical/off balance. Looking forward to this finally getting off the ground.

Anonymous
6 months ago

There’s already a building with this exact same design a few miles away

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

Which one? The Grand Bay in Coconut grove? They are very different. There are no other buildings like the Waldorf.

Anonymous
6 months ago

So… make it more boring? I would have rather seen a resign with curves, setbacks, and a spire worthy of the Waldorf Astoria brand.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Great addition to the Miami skyline. Can’t wait to see this supertall rise above the rest.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Can’t wait to see this one go up and topped off !

Anonymous
6 months ago

If you think Ultra will still be on Biscayne by the time this thing tops off you’ve got another thing coming

Anonymous
6 months ago

Ultra already has a signed extension through 2027 at current bayfront park location

Anonymous
6 months ago

And that will be their last year.

Anon
6 months ago

Our downtown is not a playground for 21 year old tourists on molly. Miami can do better than that. Miami has more to offer than that.

ao1
6 months ago

It kind of is though.

Bob
6 months ago

What is coming ?

Anonymous
6 months ago

I would LOVE to see Waldorf Astoria, Major, Okan Tower, and Cipriani go up at or around the same time!! I know everyone would love this! 🥲

Anonymous
6 months ago

I know I would.. along with E11even.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Also, 100 South Biscayne Boulevard demolished for OBP.

Hello
6 months ago

Where’s one biscayne

Gomez
6 months ago

Beautiful!
Go taller and taller!
M

Anonymoose
6 months ago

insert the Shia “Just do it!” meme here

Antennae
6 months ago

Gorgeous

Anonymous
6 months ago

I hope this gets completed despite the oncoming recession

Anonymous
6 months ago

Do you know that for a fact or are you just predicting?

Truth Matters
6 months ago

There’s nothing to predict. It’s here already but yesterday when asked at the press conference about the state of the market the answer was: “we don’t pay attention to that”

Anonymous
6 months ago

So, in this “new recession,” if you were working, did you loose your job?

Pi Space
6 months ago

In the new recession people do not lose their jobs…. They just never come back.

Anonymous
6 months ago

^
wtf?

Pi Space
6 months ago

People who buy these properties are not affected by recessions.

Pi Space
6 months ago

Architecture is a conversation over generations….

Anonymous
6 months ago

The recession wouldn’t be the issue, rather if the housing bubble pops again, which doesn’t seem so likely as long as rich people keep moving here from downtrodden states bound to get worse.

Billy
6 months ago

You’re in for a world of hurt

ParkingHater
6 months ago

No facts just vibes.

Anon
6 months ago

When will this realistically be complete?

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

this big boy should be completed by late 2024 or early 2025 if we get a major hurricane.

Anonymous
6 months ago

2024?? lol no. They are breaking ground in late 2022 we are looking at 2027 soonest.

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

lol im going to be right wanker

Anonymous
6 months ago

When its realistically complete.

Antennae
6 months ago

Definitely not till after 2026.

Melo’s pájaro nalgon
6 months ago

2029. Mainly because we will hit a 2008 type recession next year. Which will cause everything to be put on hold. And will resume in 2026

Billy
6 months ago

Not sure why people downvoted this. Too much hopium. They assume because things are going well for them then they have to continue going well. Rampant money printing and 0% interest rates have done a number on us, just watch and see what unfolds.

Anonymous
6 months ago

There will likely be a recession, but not a 2008 style one—unemployment rate and interest rates were higher back before 2008 hit then they are now, plus far more of the properties in this boom were bought with cash, not BS mortgages.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Is it me, or do these renderings make it look more value engineered? Alas, it wasn’t very pretty anyway, which is sad when one of the Vizcayne buildings looks better than it does IRL in the rendering.

Pi Space
6 months ago

I agree these renderings are not as nice as the ones used to market sales for 70% of the building… I hope there is not to much buyers remorse. Society looks horrible compared to its original renderings.

Whatever
6 months ago

See echo Brickell and muse for pmg condo quality

Ed V.
6 months ago

This reminds me of the sci-fi “KRONOS”. Kinda creepy. Sleep tight!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Champlain Part 2 especially with that offset top block lol

Kevosky
6 months ago

I think this building would look so much better if the top cube wasn’t hanging off so much. Nice to finally get a supertall in Miami, which should open the door for several more.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I think it should hang off more

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah, let’s see it teeter totter.

Pi Space
6 months ago

Risk takers like more hang…

Anonymous
6 months ago

They all better have a parachute at hand and ready.

Tom
6 months ago

Thank you urban developers! Building up not out. You are preserving vast stretches of Americans beautiful nature by building in cities and not promoted sprawl into the countryside…

Jenga
6 months ago

It’s too tempting to climb and push it off. The top block WILL FALL. A couple nudges and the poor souls below will be a dusty tragedy.

Anonymous
6 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Where have I seen this before….oh yeah! My 2 year old designed it with his building blocks

Anonymous
6 months ago

Half of the folks in the Vizcayne building next door can kiss their views goodbye lol

AOC 2028
6 months ago

What about climate change and rising sea level???

Anonymous
6 months ago

You’re more likely to be nuked by a Russian or Chinese ICBM within the next 10 years then this building is likely to be flooded by rising seas within the next 100 years. Get educated on reality.

Miamiistrash now
6 months ago

So fn stupid. Miami coastlines is forever destroyed. Glad I have been here to enjoy it when it wasn’t covered in tall shtty tall buildings

Anonymous
6 months ago

#Trolltrash

to many trolls here
6 months ago

that’s architecture? I did better with my Legos

Melo’s pájaro nalgon
6 months ago

And that’s why you’re not an architect…