Developer Applies For Construction Permit To Build Miami’s First-Ever Supertall

Developer PMG has just applied for a construction permit to begin work at the 100-story Waldorf Astoria supertall tower.

It is the first time in Miami’s history that a developer has applied for a construction permit to build 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 filed on October 27, earlier this morning. It is not yet in review.

The permit is for foundation work only. A permit for vertical construction does not yet appear to be pending.

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.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board voted last week to recommend approval of the tower’s design.

PMG said this month that condo sales are strong, and that sitework would begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

I love this and I’m sure it’s the beginning of many more supertalls in Miami!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes.. but the height of supertalls need to be increased to at least 51 to 150 feet.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah, never going to happen!

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is an absolutely gorgeous project.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Amazing background for Ultra.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t think Gene would agree. Whatever happened to that guy?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Rich people can watch Gen Z maim and brutalize themselves.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hopefully the clown politicians don’t run out a revenue generating event from the city again.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This project provides an exponential increase in revenue. If you have a choice between Ultra and 450+ new residences (each at $1M+) and 200+ new hotel rooms, Miami is much better off with the Waldorf Astoria project vs Ultra.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can the redo Bayside Market also? It won’t fit the area anymore once this is done.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They will build coffee shops in the middle of Biscayne… right in between this and Bayside market.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think that goes with the Green Biscayne plan where they will cut down one lane to make it a bike lane and will use the sidewalks with more trees, greens and benches. The area is growing and lots more people walk around so it’s inevitable.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is a private initiative sponsored and designed by, and to be built, managed and maintained by the Waldorf-Astoria (in the public right-of-way).

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes but all is linked. Waldorf Astoria has every interest in helping funding surrounding projects and so does every other developer.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Waldorf is the flag. PMG is the developer.
PMG is paying for the potted plants and providing the electricity for the Food/Coffee trucks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

All that land by the school board (among other places) that they can monkey with and they make a decision that Biscayne Blvd down by Bayside Market place and FTX arena is the area to tinker with?.. smh…

Anonymous
1 month ago

That land is privately owned so they can’t do anything with it. Most likely something will be built there at some point.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
School Board land is not privately owned, it’s city owned. Streets are city, county, or state owned.

Anonymous
1 month ago

County owned.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Biscayne needs to be made narrower in the inner city section and it needs to accommodate the growing population. More bike lanes, more walkability, better and more traffic lights, etc.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who the heck bikes around a major city’s downtown core that isn’t in SE Asia? If you want to go for a nice bike ride, head across the Rickenbacker CSWY to Virginia Key.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

New york, london, paris, amsterdam just a few. Lets get out of your SW Miami bubble.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^^Lets get real and stop looking to bike around a major city. If you want to bike so bad move to SW Miami. Do us all a favor and wear a helmet.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The same helmet that you wore when you rode the short bus and licked the glass on the windows…

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^Its the same helmet I wore when I licked your mom.

Anonymous
1 month ago

people bike around downtown miami, i see them on saturday mornings

Anonymous
1 month ago

Even more people drive, 5 days a week, to and from their jobs downtown to earn a living, and they need ALL lanes of traffic to commute to work. As do delivery and emergency vehicles.

In comparison, the desires of a few Saturday morning bike riders are inconsequential.

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL, lots of people in NYC, DC, Portland, Boulder, Seattle etc for starters. You MUST really get out more.

Anonymous
1 month ago

All places not desirable to go!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I am too busy in downtown Miami working to maje a living. You must be a kid living at home expenses paid.

2Rich2Stress
1 month ago

You sound like a broke looser! Move out of this city. You don’t fit in here anymore. We 1%-ers don’t want you.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It isn’t just bikes, it’s the scooters. Those scooters go approximately the same speed as an urban cyclist (10-15 mph) which is 3-5x faster than a pedestrian walking at 3 MPH. Bikes and scooters need to be off the sidewalk where they present a meaningful risk to pedestrians. Both cyclists and scooter riders routinely ride with headphones and often holding and viewing their mobile phones. It’s a hazard.

Anonymous
1 month ago

every time I get an idiotic scooter ringing the bell to get out of the way bc they are barreling down a sidewalk, I don’t move an inch. F THEM they can get on the street.

SanFranciscoWoman
1 month ago

Without forethought, an Francisco has carved out green bicycle lanes, red lanes for buses and taxis, and has taken parking spaces for restaurant parklets. This was an unsuccessful attempt to force people out of their cars without offering safe, clean public transport. It has not worked…public transportation here is unreliable and populated by the hardcore homeless. The city has become a nightmare for walkers, MUNI/BART riders, and drivers alike.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bikes lanes in Miami are nothing but lanes where stupid people riding bikes become targets for drivers who have this “get out of my way” attitude. Most people in Miami are not stupid, that’s why you see them riding bikes on the sidewalks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

When I grew up, people who drove cars were not demonized. Neither were bike riders. People could ride bikes on the right side. The bike riders used to be tough. They didn’t need special paint on the street for miles…they didn’t need special treatment, special signage or any of that.
They didn’t whine and cry….they would just ride.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“When I grew up, bike riders used to be tough”

Yeah.. these sissies, crying when they get hit by some vehicle.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not to have a “nice” bike ride, it’s to be able to commute without a car in the city core

Anonymous
1 month ago

Biscayne Green was dead in the water. The PMG “gift” to eliminate the parking and improve the aesthetic to their own sales center will cost them about $1m, and will translate into $100m million more in sales and about 6 months faster. (<<<WAGs that probably are not that far off)
Smart business decision.

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL, this building shares a wall with a Holiday Inn Express, but all of a sudden a lucrative retail center in existence for thirty-five years doesn’t fit the area anymore? Granted, I would like to see some renovations, expect not the previously proposed Arquitectonica crap, complete with a nail clipper, nor CocoWalk’s boorish “reinvention.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Man…I just walked the Elysee today. Arquitectonica does great work.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bayside Market Place looks like is run by the Federal Government 🤗

Anonymous
1 month ago

And your comment looks like a third grader wrote it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown Miami is 🔥

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now let’s get a supertall for Brickell!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sensational for the skyline of the city. All that was missing was an observatory at the rooftop of the building.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Skyrise would have solved that

Anonymous
1 month ago

Boy, you sure do have a “Skyrise” fetish don’t you?

POLO
1 month ago

Glad to see this project moving foward. Hopefully, this will be the first supertall of many to come.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes
I’d love to see a supertall at MWC

Anonymous
1 month ago

Since “Worldcenter” is one word, should we say MWC or MW? Also, will we start saying “I’m going to Worldcenter” or “I’m going to Miami Worldcenter”?🤔🤔🤔

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good question. I though it was Miami World Center

Anonymous
1 month ago

worldcenter is good enough…..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Like literally who decides these things?!?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who the hell cares?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You cared enough to comment…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think people will refer to it as MWC, just like BCC.

Anonymous
1 month ago

But Brickell City Center isn’t written as Citycenter… I think that’s the point he’s making.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Before correcting others, write correct: it is not Brickell City CENTER, but CENTRE.

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL – ‘write correctly’ 🙂

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you cared so much, you would know end quotations marks go after punctuation.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Going to Park West**

Anonymous
1 month ago

I would guess just world center, but everyone says Brickell City Centre, not just City Centre so ig we’ll see

Anonymous
1 month ago

Both this and Aston Martin are not happening.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yet the Aston Martin residences is nearly complete… Not sure where your logic is coming from when you say this and that project isn’t going to ever happen should do your homework before you speak.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Game changer to the Miami skyline. GO BIG!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just my observation but… no matter what is announced on this site, no matter how positive, innovative, economically beneficial, groundbreaking in nature or anything else, at least half the comments will be negative. “They should’ve done this instead..” or “it’s a stupid idea, it’ll never work..”.. or, “I hate it, it’s ugly..” OK, find just one city, anywhere on earth, where everyone agrees with everything that is built, where there are no shortcomings anywhere in said city or where everybody is happy with everything that happens. Didn’t think so. Miami is not perfect by any means, but it sure seems to be doing one hell of a lot better these days than most other cities in this country, IMO.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“OK, find just one city, anywhere on earth, where everyone agrees with everything that is built”

Um, Mayberry RFD…

Anonymous
1 month ago

How fantastic!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Once this this super tall goes up other developers will follow

anonbttm
1 month ago

God damn, the idea of a supertall in Miami gets me so wet

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m gonna cum

anonbttm
1 month ago

Supertall?? More like superHARD amiright??

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ultra Music Festival Price just went up.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can’t wait to see my first BangBros video on one of those balconies as JaeKwonTreisha gets nailed by Dr.Long

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look, we don’t care to hear about another one of your jak-off exposes…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Would a building like this stand up to a cat 5 or even cat 4 hurricane? The engineering would be fascinating to learn more about.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nope, they just spend a billion dollars to build it and hope a cat 4 or 5 never hit.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If I were you, I would worry more about how the structure I live in right now will stand up to a Cat 4 or 5 hurricane.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Whoa! Excellent question! QUICK…SOMEONE CALL THE MIAMI ENGINEERS AND ALERT THEM TO THE IDEA THAT THERE ARE HURRICANES IN MIAMI!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, the University of Miami football team has been here a long time.

Tom
1 month ago

Thank you Urban builders….. living in cities has much less impact on nature. Than SPRAWL… sprawl always destroys nature.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope this developer takes on the SkyRise and revives it too❤️

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. well you keep on hoping.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yuck.

Anonymous
1 month ago

one of the good things about this tower is that it will overshadow a couple of mediocre buildings on biscayne blvd

Anonymous
1 month ago

In a way, it’s a bad thing when your neighbor is a Holiday Inn Express flophouse.

Brickellite
1 month ago

Bring it on! You got this

Anonymous
1 month ago

What will the next Andrew do?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nothing, just like it didn’t last time because it hit South Dade.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s what the stricter building codes post Andrew are for lmao. Buildings in Miami are made to withstand hurricanes now

Anonymous
1 month ago

Doesn’t a building permit take months and years to get approved ???? Oh, and it’s only for foundation work.

John
1 month ago

Miami getting a supertall, but sad that it looks so unsettling rather than majestic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Honestly, I can’t tell anymore when I am reading current ‘news’ on this site or a rerun of past articles.

Anonymous
1 month ago

WRONG TITLE – One Bayfront Plaza was approved at its exceptional height of 1,049 feet due to its determination by the city as a significant landmark and because it got a Major Use Special Permit (MUSP) back in 2007

Anonymous
1 month ago

OBP is vaporware. Waldorf is legitimate.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Won’t happen

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is going to be built first is the point

Anonymous
1 month ago

i hope they save some retail for a baby clothing store, a lot of pregnant women are crossing the border and moving to miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah but we got many men like you so we are safe #naturalbirthcontrol

Anonymous
1 month ago

A baby clothes store doesn’t sell loincloths, nor could afford space. A coat hanger and alley behind one of Mana’s buildings works in lieu.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Boooooooo

Tri-Rail to downtown... what a genius thought
1 month ago

If the economy sinks the building will shrink to 50 stories probably

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah man.. you’re really smart.

Azarius
1 month ago

we get a update every week on this project to assure us this is happening!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well it is happening so it’s great to witness it step by step

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. yep, it looks like the offset children’s alphabet blocks building is going to get built.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This supertall project has the best chance of being built out of any proposed. Frankly, the chances of the other proposals aren’t remotely close to this one.

Anonymous
1 month ago

But once this goes up, all the others will follow

Anonymous
1 month ago

^No, that’s not how the real world works.

YEAH, I SAID IT
1 month ago

They’re still trying to push this ridiculous project through huh? I thought it was dead in the water when I didn’t hear about it for a while. Y’all really destroying the quality of life here. The average resident doesn’t benefit from any of this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The workings of capitalism befuddles you huh?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Some people will be inspired to look up at this tower and appreciate how amazing life is in the USA.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The fact that YOU thought it was dead in the water speaks more about your intellect than the developers who can create and build something spectacular.

If you are average, or below average, a thousand foot building COULD benefit you. But if you think and post like an average or below average person, you will remain average or below average. Yeah, I said it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Projects like this have no duty to benefit the average resident. They are high end product targeted at high net worth individuals. Entitlement syndrome makes you think they owe you something.

Balticbard
1 month ago

Another gigantic skintag snd eyesore on he horizon. Thank you, well monied buffons for ruining the skyline and the environment. Miami was at its best in the sixties when “downtown” was the place to go. Your poison greed has destroyed its beauty.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m sure you miss the days of segregation but Miami is building supertalls while you’re stuck in the past

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Miami was at its best in the sixties when “downtown” was the place to go”

Um, that was fifty something to sixty something years ago.. stop expecting things to stay the same.

Balticbard
1 month ago

WOW! A gigantic SKINTAG! One mofe eyesore to be imposed on the already overloaded, poisoned enviornment by bloated, monied buffoons who have nothing better to do than to ruin even more what was once open, beautiful space.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well, if you’re so bothered, go live in the Everglades.. plenty of open space there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This location has been wall to wall buildings for 100+ years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This used to be a surface lot for the AAA, tf you mean open, beautiful space