‘Gravity Challenging’ 57-Story Elysee Tower Passes Halfway Point As Architect Calls It Triumph Of Man

A Miami tower is growing wider in shape as it ascends into the sky. The project’s architect is lauding the design as a feat of modern technology.

Elysee, a 57-story tower now rising in Edgewater, features a three-tiered telescoping design created by project architect Arquitectonica.

“At first sight the tower feels daring and maybe even whimsical when in fact it is a monument to rationality,” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia, founding principal of Arquitectonica. “In this era of technology, Elysee’s design challenges gravity and announces the triumph of man.”

Top off is now scheduled for November, with contractors recently passing the halfway point and now at level 35. The building’s general contractor, John Moriarty & Associates of Florida, expects to complete about one full floor every week between now and then.

Parisian designer Jean-Louis Deniot is overseeing interior design, and has taken cues from Fort-Brescia’s designs to create “classical contemporary” interiors.

Elysee will include 100 residences priced from $1.8 million to upwards of $10 million. Every unit will have 180-degree water views and both sunrise and sunset views thanks to the design, with each condo taking either half or a full floor.

Luxury features include private elevators and three levels of amenity space.

Completion is scheduled for 2020.

 

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Anonymous

More towers like this to fill the skyline in Edgewater please.

Anonymous

yes… fill, fill, fill the skyline with skyscrapers.

Anonymous

It takes more than buildings to make a city. Do you want to live in Dubai or New York?

Anonymous

Exactly. Dubai. This ain’t no nyc.

Rigo

Buildings don’t hurt though…they will all be occupied eventually

KRR

I want to live in miami, with more projects like these.

Anonymous

Fill me up.

Anonymous

And fill the street with traffic

Anonymous

A lot of untapped potential in this neighborhood.

Anonymous

This neighborhood and throughout!

Anonymous

Untapped? More like a clogged toilet when blocks not facing the water are lined with parking garages and preschool-tier “murals.”

Anonymous

Oh please, Bernie-boy. Your triumph has littered this side of town with one-sided, unoriginal cereal boxes with giant parking garages the past decade, while the other side you went chainsaw massacre.

Anonymous

I feel movement in my loins.

Reality

The Climate Ribbon is the only true triumph of man.

GBA

WRONG. Parking podiums FTW.

Anonymous

why are you hating on the parking podium?? It gives a bumper to not block the view 😉

Anonymous

You can tell people in Miami a million times that the reason we don’t see developers building underground parking is because it’s very expensive to do it because of the very high water table in this city so parking podiums are the best and least expensive way to go. But most of these numbskulls don’t pay attention, read, or listen.

Anonymous

I do not see the big deal about this building, or the neighborhood, none of the Paraiso towers look like the renderings. it is sad that all waterfront we have wasted with boxes!!!

Anonymous

Yeah. Makes me want to cry and scream

Anonymous

yea this will probably end up looking like a fat building with love handles.

Anonymous

not impressed at all. I wish the architects from Austin and Chicago would come to Miami so we can have some variation in our buildings. Clearly Arquitectonica isn’t creative enough.

Anonymous

An engineering marvel indeed! Very impressive tower! Only makes sense to pay more for a larger unit and a better view…

Anonymous

Stunning. Will go down as one of the wonders of the world !!! Breathtaking. Jaw dropping. I can’t control myself !!!

Anonymous

lol

Anonymous

Before this architect crows too much – I realize he’s French- he should finish the building and have it go through a hurricane. Then we’ talk about “a triumph”. Pipe down .

LOL

Bernardo is actually Peruvian. lol And Arquitectonica has designed many buildings that have gone through hurricanes.

Anonymous

They are standing any longer. But still

Anonymous

You like the word pipe. Don’t you? You use it all the time in your posts. I think you frustrated.

Anonymous

“In this era of technology, Elysee’s design challenges gravity and announces the triumph of man.” Oh, puhleeze. What BS. They said the same thing about the Empire State Bldg in 1931 and that was the truth. This is just the triumph of self-important man’s ego.

Anonymous

It’s a freaking upside down layered cake.

Anonymous

Small feet

Anonymous

why put the pool deck on the back on the building?? Should have been in front. #designfail

AndrewN2

There is a sunrise pool ground level facing the bay according to their marketing materials.

Anonymous

You can see it on the renderings too. Check the last and third to last photos.

Anonymous

BFB is ?

Anonymous

It’s not like this is the first building to have larger floors on top than the bottom. See the Grand Lisboa tower in Macau, China. That’s an impressive (although tacky) building.

Anonymous

Triumph of Man … over the top much?

Anonymous

The guitar shaped building in Hollywood is WAY more of a triumph of man then this ugly cube in the sky.

Anonymous

Bernardo, compliments are supposed to come from other people… not given to yourself.

Anonymous

Why would anyone want to spend millions of dollars on a unit in a building that’s top heavy. Can’t wait to see the structural issues when the first Major Hurricane hits, and then when the Mega Tsunami’s wipe it out completely.

Anonymous

Dude, do you know that a major hurricane will tear up more than just this building and a mega tsunami will wipe out most of the city?