Foundation Pour Completed For Brickell’s 67-Story Mercedes Benz Places Tower

A foundation pour for the 67-story Mercedes Benz Places tower has been completed, according to the developer’s social media account.

Vertical construction is expected to begin in July.

The pour took place over the weekend, with over 10,000 cubic yards of concrete trucked in.

The development is one of the largest currently under construction in Florida, at over 2.5 million square feet.

Mercedes Benz Places will have 791 residential units, along with office, hotel, retail, and amenity space.

 

 

(images: Serhant/JDS Development/Mercedes)

 

 

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Bob
23 days ago

Finally, they’ve been working on this for years

Anonymous
23 days ago

They’re moving quick. Very impressive. Record breaking sales and one of best locations in Miami.

Anon
23 days ago

Not as impressive as Waldorf but still pretty cool

Arch Lover
23 days ago

The architecture should have been redesigned, it’s too wide and massive.

Javanka
23 days ago

That’s what she said.

Bring something new
22 days ago

They are reusing the old architecture from a previous building

Anonymous
23 days ago

It was, and I’ll take it over the previous version.

wide johnson
22 days ago

i knew me and this tower had something in common

Anonymous
23 days ago

It has curves, which is better than stacked boxes.

Anonymous
23 days ago

It’s a lot more impressive than Waldorf and better location

Anon
22 days ago

Waldorf is directly across from the water, Arena, Miami Central, Museum Park, etc etc

Adrian
23 days ago

Such a sinister song

Anon
23 days ago

They’re trying to sound cool

Anonymous
23 days ago

Well it is transformational, not just for Miami but the entire state and nation.

Anon
22 days ago

It’s a typical luxury high rise – stucco and glass – not even a supertall? What’s so unique about it lol

Anonymous
20 days ago

It’s the single largest residential building in Florida history.

anon
21 days ago

…the nation…? Relax…

William
23 days ago

GREAT infill. The premium stuff is starting to bleed into the west brickell side. GO MIAMI!

Anonymous
23 days ago

I don’t think you can call anything in Brickell “in-fill” anymore. This is a premier building, not an in-fill project to create housing. We need more infill in Little Havana, but no one seems to have enough sense to give that area an upzoning for the “infill”. Still looks nice though.

Anonymous
23 days ago

It’s already zoned for solid mid-rise infill projects. The issue is land bankers, lack of infrastructure, and of course, lack of a vision to redevelop the neighborhood properly i.e., not destroying historic structures for boxes with parking podiums, while crappy postwar buildings remain.

anonymous
22 days ago

its not zoned for mid-rises, that fake news. Check, its T4-R, that means no commercial and only 4 plex. Historic is another term for obstructionist.

anonymous
22 days ago

What are you talking about? Land bankers and lack of infrastructure wouldn’t exist of the zoning was better, people would develop and there would be more a walkable neighborhood. Its all box architecture already.

Anonymous
23 days ago

No to ANY upzoning until there’s a Metrorail extension from Government Center. Until then, plenty of empty and underutilized land and properties exist in the core east of I-95, south of I-195, and north of SW 15th Road.

Anonymous
19 days ago

so only the rich get any kind of zoning? All the land east of I95 is owned by large entities that will upcharge anyone living there to pay for the pension funds they serve.

Anonymous
23 days ago

You have no idea where west Brickell is, this is the center of Brickell.

Jordan
22 days ago

West Brickell is the neighborhood west of SW 1st Ave and east of I-95.

SW 2nd Ave is where the affordable housing/school.was just built.
Note the headline:
https://youtu.be/JXZop2O37fE?feature=shared

Anonymous
20 days ago

Jordan has a different perspective than those of us who live in Brickell. Central Brickell extends from SW 2nd Ave to Brickell Ave, forming a one-to-two block radius around Brickell Station. The outer boundary stretches from SW 3rd to Brickell Bay Drive. Like all neighborhoods, Brickell has some affordable developments mixed in.

Press, public officials, and developers seem to see it this way too.

Brickell: SW 3rd Ave to Brickell Bay Drive.

Central Brickell: SW 2nd Ave to Brickell Ave (around Brickell Station, Southside Park, Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village).

Jordan
20 days ago

it is not a matter of opinion.

PRESS – The Channel 10 news story posted above has at least the headline correct when they call it West Brickell.

PUBLIC OFFICIALS – Anyone can look at the zoning map and see that the east and west side of SW 1st Ave are different. Anyone can note that the Downtown Development Authority (created by Florida Statute in 1965) boundary map and see that the western border of Brickell ends where West Miami begins.
https://www.miamidda.com/wp-content/uploads/DDADistrictMap_2023.pdf

DEVELOPERS – In official documents, submissions have to accurately reflect the zoning, land use, neighborhood demarcations, and they do.

Only smart marketers, disingenuous Realtors, and the suckers who believe them, think that West Brickell is really Brickell.

The “Jordan” perspective is one of someone who has lived, owned, and/or worked in Brickell longer than you have been on this earth.
First Brickell job 1992, bought first of many Brickell condos in 2002, and worked on development projects in both Brickell and in West Brickell.

This should not be a big deal. West Brickell is perfectly fine.
Own where you live and own who you are, and life is terrific!

Anonymous
19 days ago

In 1965, when the DDA boundaries were established, Miami was segregated. These boundaries are now outdated and often overlooked by the DDA, which operates in areas like Wynwood beyond the original limits. The goal back then was to prevent downtown from becoming blighted, not to restrict growth. Downtown was very different in 1965, and the creators likely didn’t foresee Brickell becoming the vibrant neighborhood it is today. All other maps show Brickell from SW 3rd Ave to Brickell Bay Drive, but the DDA map only shows its legislative authority within Brickell based on the 1965 legislation.

Harold Hutchins
12 days ago

The area north of the Miami River is not Brickell.
The area west of the Metrorail tracks is not Brickell.

Saying that West Brickell is really Brickell will not increase your property values. Just stop.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Zoning maps don’t accurately reflect the Brickell neighborhood, which is defined by its geography—east of I-95 and south of the Miami River.

Many neighborhoods, including Brickell, are not solely defined by zoning because they include both residential and commercial areas. In Brickell, zoning changes, such as the Rapid Transit Zone covering areas from SW 3rd Ave to Brickell Bay Drive, have promoted consistent development quality.

However, Brickell’s true identity is rooted in its distinct geographical area, recognized in other maps, not just its zoning regulations.

glue kid
23 days ago

not bad, but nothing compared to what awaits us when the Navarro and Presidente residences are approved !

More non union
23 days ago

J.C.iron

Anon
23 days ago

Funny because the Mercedes Benz tower is closer to the Calle Ocho plaza than the actual waterfront 😂

Icronic
23 days ago

It’s a “driver’s” location

Anonymous
23 days ago

This place isn’t near Calle Ocho. It’s close to Brickell City Center and a few blocks from Bayfront and the New River District. It’s better than living directly on the water, with easier access and higher elevation during storms. You get waterfront living with added convenience.

anon
21 days ago

It is close. Thats why a nearby tower is literally called “Calle 8”

Anonymous
21 days ago

The building’s name is temporary, probably to promote that area or gain local support. Calle Ocho is on SW 16th Avenue, about a 40-minute walk away. You can Google ‘Calle Ocho Hall of Fame’ to see its location and distance. It’s a fun place to visit for a lively night and cultural experience—but it’s not as close as the waterfront, which is just a few short blocks north and east in all directions.

Anonymouse
18 days ago

Underrated comment

Anonymous
23 days ago

Let’s go!! Best development right now and a major win for this section of Brickell.

Expert locator
23 days ago

West Brickell is far from the water. It won’t get the best developments.

Anonymous
23 days ago

This is a few blocks from the water in multiple directions. You’re nuts.

Geography lessons
22 days ago

Biscayne Bay is not even visible from West Brickell

Anonymous
22 days ago

You need a reality recertification. We know the world isn’t flat anymore. In this vertical city, being a few blocks from the water is just as good, if not better, than being right on it. This part of Brickell offers the same stunning views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, all while being in the heart of Brickell.

Anonymous
22 days ago

This part of Brickell has views of Biscayne Bay, plus the Atlantic Ocean, all while being at the center of the neighborhood and skyline.

Anonymous
23 days ago

This building reminds me of the game of Tetris

Javanka
23 days ago

This building make me emotionally erect.

Anonymouse
23 days ago

Great news , but there is a one little hiccup , somehow they will have to catch up to this with the second half of the building that goes in the ground where the fire station is right now .That , at this speed may take another 3-4 years.

Name*
23 days ago

Nice looking building. Something different and exciting.
However, the names of buildings are a bit much… named after cars and stuff….
Did they run out of names? The building isn’t any nicer if it is named Porsche tower, Mercedes Benz, or Lincoln.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Better branding than “SoWy.”

Anonymous
22 days ago

SoWy, not SoWy

Anon
22 days ago

Did you just compare a branded residential name to that of a district…? Why lol

Muhammad
22 days ago

Why? Because they pay homage to Historic Overtown?

Anon
22 days ago

Bulldoze over town and rename it after some Spanish colonial figures instead 😉

Anonymous
19 days ago

It’s genius and brings an additional attraction to an area that people want to experience.

Mark G
23 days ago

Impressive deep basement. excited to see this one come up

Anonymous
23 days ago

Wait, didn’t the previous schizophrenic tower already start it?

Anonymous
23 days ago

This new building will be an iconic landmark for Miami, enhancing Brickell’s appeal in this central area by the water. The park and paseo will attract world class visitors, keeping the area vibrant and fresh. Onward and upward!

Anonymous
23 days ago

They’re moving fast. They keep rolling out new advancements and upgrades. Love this!

Anonymous
23 days ago

Exactly what Brickell has been missing! Green space, such cool water features and dynamic typography in the park. Envisioning live music and pickle ball lessons here 🤩

anon
21 days ago

I think you mean “topography”

Jordan
20 days ago

C’mon…give the guy a break, it was just a little topo.

Also, “what Brickell has been missing green space” as if he didn’t know that this new project was greenspace for decades until this construction began.

Anonymous
19 days ago

There is plenty of “green space” in brickell. The real issue is that its not really connected in any meaningful way to Jose Marti or the rest of that neighborhood that is called “west Brickell” “Riverside” “East little Havana”… WHATEVER – its the area directly adjacent to I95, it is an eye sore of eye sores to have billion dollar developments next to a run down four-plex neighborhood.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Those names refer to the area west of I-95. East of I-95 is Brickell. The Brickell side is finally being redeveloped with the stunning round tower in the river district, looking like a 5-star area with multiple towers and a large indoor-outdoor mega retail and entertainment space, with yachts slips. It should and definitely will connect to the other side of I-95, via Jose Martí Park connection. I agree, parts that area are currently an eyesore. We should clean up and beautify the public areas and entrance to Brickell, as every other wealthy community in Florida does. However, the Brickell phenomena is driving development there, so patience is key. That’s obviously next.

Harold Hutchins
12 days ago

What do you mean by “meaningful way”?

Southside Park integrates with the Underline which goes north to the Miami River Greenway, which when traveling west connects to Jose Marti Park.

Do you ever walk in West Brickell? It is a great neighborhood and seems to be improving continuously.

Harold Hutchins
11 days ago

Pardon me. I meant to say, do you ever walk in Brickell? It’s a nice neighborhood and getting better with all these enhancements.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Impressive! This is Florida history in the making. It’s great to see Brickell being fully developed with such top-rated designs.

Victor
23 days ago

I hope there be a room for $500 for rent

Anonymous
22 days ago

I hope you mean per night.

Jordan
22 days ago

There is. $500 per night in the hotel room.

shared efficiency room west brickell
21 days ago

lol habitacion brickell 500$

calivalle
23 days ago

Great to see all this projects coming along..A huge win for Miami`s skyline…

Just me
22 days ago

I like this design a lot more than the other legos looking thing.

Afi K James
22 days ago

Beautiful period, I can’t wait to move in.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Celebrities are buying here. Very cool.

anon
21 days ago

Are Hockey players from Broward celebrities now? lol

Anonymouse
18 days ago

Mercedes bought out this project with designed already made for different branding and lifestyle. I wouldnt say this is similar to Aston Martin, Porsche, or Bently designed from the very begining to represent their own brand.

Anonymous
18 days ago

It’s even better because of the famous designers.

Michael
15 days ago

Finally a building with some style

Scott S.
12 days ago

What is the height *in feet* of this Mercedes Benz tower, anyone know? Don’t see it mentioned anywhere.

Todd
12 days ago

725 feet, 67 stories, 221 meters

Anonymous
12 days ago

This new building will be the gem of Brickell, situated in the heart of this vibrant area where waterfront and modern city living merge, creating the ultimate South Florida lifestyle.