Two Grand Openings On Same Day For Miami’s Tallest & Sixth Tallest Towers

Two new towers held grand opening celebrations in Miami on the same day last week. The two are now the tallest and the sixth-tallest in the city.

The 85-story Panorama Tower, developed by Florida East Coast Realty, is now the tallest building in Florida at 868 feet above ground, and the tallest residential building south of Manhattan.

The grand opening party for Panorama was held on June 21, and attended by over 150 guests.  Speeches were made by Lt. Governor of Florida Carlos Lopez Cantera, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell, and FECR Chairman & President Tibor Hollo.

“Some 60 years ago, I realized that the population in Miami would explode,” said Hollo. “However, to fit this demand, we would have had to build homes all the way to Naples. That’s when we decided to go vertical. Panorama Tower proves that one, it can provide a very satisfactory lifestyle in a vertical building. And two, all its amenities and wonders will make the building so addictive you’re not going to want to leave.”

821 apartments are included in the tower, with 90 percent having water views.

Just a few minutes walk away, another party was held for the opening of the 57-story SLS Lux.

SLS Lux becomes the sixth tallest in Miami at 648 feet above ground. It includes 450 condo residences, which are sold out, along with 84 hotel suites. The exterior features the first LED façade by lighting artist Ana Isabel Martinez.

Over 300 guests witnessed the official Ringing of the Bell celebration, followed by a dinner on the pool deck served by Chef Katsuya Uechi. The ground floor of the tower features a 180-seat Katsuya restaurant, along with an 85-seat S-Bar, which also served cocktails at the event.

“We envision each of our projects to energize and enhance the surrounding community. SLS LUX Brickell does both, but more importantly, further cements Brickell as Miami’s leading lifestyle destination,” said Jorge M. Pérez, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group.

Panorama broke ground in June 2014, while SLS Lux broke ground in December 2014.

 

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Anonymous

Panorama looks like a high rise prison.

Anonymous

correction.. luxury prison.

Anonymous

Panorama Tower is so ugly.

Anonymous

Why don’t you go to school become an architect and come up with something better.

Anonymous

I drew better looking buildings as a child, thank you.

Anonymous

Yes.. me too

Anonymous

You guys should see some of the pictures I drew of horses when I was five years old!

Anonymous

I drew nice horses.

Anonymous

I drew very creative pictures of horses when I was 4. Seven legs and the neck of a giraffe…

Anonymous

Hey, you were copying drawings of my horses…..

Anonymous

And don’t complain about food unless you’re a chef. Or haircut, a barber.

Anonymous

congrats sls

peej

Based off the photos, they still haven’t finished Panorama’s main entrance??

cec

Congratulations to both Mr. Hollo and Mr. Perez, not only for these two buildings, but for all the buildings they have developed in the City of Miami. There are those who criticize and those who perform.

Anonymous

And if we had to wait for these criticizers to build something, Miami would still look like Hicksville Alabama.

Anonymous

He predicted that there would be a boom in Miami population? Darn, and all those dark apartments in all those residential buildings at night in MIami may indicate that the population growth you predicted included people making 500 K, or more, a year?

Anonymous

The buildings look phenomenal, thank you. Miami FL is poised for an excellent future.