High End 34-Story Apartment Tower To Begin Construction In Fort Lauderdale

Vertical construction will begin this summer on a luxury apartment tower in Fort Lauderdale, designed by the architect behind Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The new tower will be known as One River, and will rise 34 stories and include 251 apartments, 334 parking spaces in a six-story garage, and 2,600 square feet of retail.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is designing the tower. The company designed Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is the world’s tallest, and also designed the under-construction 55-story 830 Brickell office tower.

Dorsky + Yue is the architect of record at One River.

Developers OKO Group and Cain International were issued a $97.2 million construction loan for the project.

Vertical construction is expected to begin this summer, with completion and delivery in September 2024.

 

 


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Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

My brother in Christ (Or Muhammad in this case) Melo could of designed this, and these are the people who designed the Burj.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look what HOK has designed versus the monstrosity of a courthouse we’re getting. Saying something is the same architects who designed something else is meaningless.

Azarius
1 month ago

all I can say the walls better be lined with marble all throughout the building

Wolfgang731
1 month ago

I don’t like being a debbie downer, but this is as unremarkable a building as you can get. It certainly doesn’t look high end or even suggests that a major architectural firm had a hand in designing it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

‼️

Anonymous
1 month ago

high end ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

horrible – sad for that area.

Rocky.
1 month ago

I’ll say this, it’s better than a parking lot or some two story building in the urban core.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

This is why I support Melo, they’re providing infill even with towers like downtown 5th. Plus no matter how much people hate them, a basic melo tower looks better than the majority of towers in rio, hong kong, tokyo, shanghai and Seoul.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown 5th would just be as hideous in any of those cities, too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t tell me but, you love the look of the Waldorf Astoria and Nativo buildings though?

Checo
1 month ago

I love what Melo is doing…wouldn’t live in any of their buildings….but who cares? They do a great job getting housing units up and there is a major need for housing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes
and Melo does not say “LUXURY” this is a farce of a marketing campaign to say that just because the architects think they are famous they can add luxury to the project. Social Housing 101

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great to see. South side of the New River desperately needs new development.

BDub
1 month ago

The Meh Khalifa.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Khalifa? Boy Smith is having troubles with the UK stuff going on now I guess they need to employ the kids on computer who seems can not design out of a bag.

Eduardo Ecenarro
1 month ago

Design looks cheap and unappealing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Boy, you must live in the most dazzling house with the most swankiest furniture in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods on the planet.

Monica
1 month ago

Plain n boring

Son of Putin
1 month ago

Very appropriate for Broward

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is the most unassuming building and to have been designed renowned architects is kinda crazy

Anonymous
1 month ago

right!?

jeez

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

Burj Florida

Anonymous
1 month ago

Something about South Florida makes famed architects water their designs down…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Back to the drawing board!

Anonymous
1 month ago

No one seems in charge of this project. This is Arquitectonica with no leadership. Bland Bland.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

It doesn’t look high yet. It looks more like something closer to the mass market

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mass market – aka – $200K luxury budget?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I would like to see the structure you’re living in.

anonymous
1 month ago

yawn !!

Gregory
1 month ago

I live across the street and they laying foundation now. Didn’t think it was that much land. Should be interesting.

Checo
1 month ago

They bought over 6 acres, and this footprint is probably a little more than an acre, right?

Do tell Gregory, does it look like this building set back away from the water, and there are more “iconic” towers to come?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yikes, this got approved?

Anonymous
1 month ago

TBH, I like it. No cluttered balconies or windows, a necessary evil but unassuming parking pedestal, and some nice slight articulation at the top. If it were proposed on interior land in Edgewater, side streets in the CBD, or in the A&E District, it would be a welcome addition there, too.

Checo
1 month ago

251 units on 6 acres of land?
Wait….there has to be more to come.

Drew
1 month ago

I’m always very excited about Ft Lauderdale projects and I have to say, while it’s awesome to see yet another tower go up, this design…. yikes. Couldn’t be more bland than a tall glass of water.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is why Florida has the highest rate of homeless people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Florida does?

Checo
1 month ago

Opposite.
The City of Miami for instance, has the smallest homeless population per capita than any major city in the USA.

High Rise Fan
1 month ago

No offense, but this seems like a building designed by a high school student taking architecture courses at the local community college. Can’t believe the Burj’s architect is behind this! But the density looks great, as does the inclusion of mixed-use retail. Yes there’s a lot of parking for an urban apartment complex, but Florida is very car-dependent and transit is virtually nonexistent in Fort Lauderdale. I imagine as time goes on and more bike lanes, subways, bus lanes, and light rail is built, developers will provide less and less parking.

Annonomous
1 month ago

Yuck, just ewww

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stop looking in the mirror…

Bartholomew
1 month ago

Boring as waiting for the New River Bridge to Close
Where is the Excitement and Iconic Style

Steve Tenace
1 month ago

With those little projected porch perches with zero protection from the Florida summer sun and thunderstorms you couldn’t pay me to live there. This is clearly an example of work by an architect that doesn’t understand our climate. I grew up here in the 50’s-60’s and it’s so disheartening to see these young architects that fail to do their due diligence in the planning and conceptual phases, destroying our once beautiful city

Shark Week Devour All Day Breakfast
1 month ago

This is a tower for all the Karen’s out there.

Eric
29 days ago

More buildings are more people. The US southwest will be dry for a 100 years and the US north will be like living in the North Pole, all per scientific studies, get used to this people!

Anonymous
1 month ago

A clean and solid looking designed building.

I think I’ll give the architects a B+ on this one.

Eyeroll
1 month ago

THE NEXT MIAMI…

Anon
1 month ago

Basic massing but I’m sure the materials will be top notch

Anonymous
1 month ago

Once again, Ft Lauderdale makes Miami look like sh….wait a minute…THIS SUCKS!
Sorry Miami, Ft Lauderdale sucks too, like you.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stay in that little town you love in Mississippi.