Hollo Might Start One Bayfront Plaza In 2018, Earlier Than Planned

Several supertall tower planned by Tibor Hollo could still break ground in 2018.

Hollo told the Herald yesterday that both One Bayfront Plaza and The Towers By Foster + Partners in Brickell could begin construction in 2018, although it is more likely that work will begin in 2019. Each would be built at 1,049 feet above sea level, making them supertalls.

Earlier, the developer had said that construction on One Bayfront Plaza would begin in January 2019, with a 48-52 month construction timeline. The developer told the UDRB that they are pushing to complete the permitting process and begin construction sooner.

Financing and planning approvals for both towers is in place, Hollo said.

Skyrise Miami will break ground in Spring 2018, developer Jeff Berkowitz told the Herald yesterday.

Foster + Partners is the architect of The Towers By Foster + Partners. Kohn Pedersen Fox is the architect of One Bayfront Plaza. Arquitectonica is the architect of Skyrise.

 

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Luchiano Montero

Being born and raised in Miami, Florida, I couldn’t be more proud and excited to see these three beautiful skyscrapers grace our skyline as envisioned by these great architects. And now, with this new and young-minded administration, I can see Miami building it’s way to the top and in potentially becoming one of the greatest and most prosperous cities in the world – Finally, meeting the rigorous and competitive standards of the world, as “Global City.” #Proudmiamian 🙂

Marc305

Although I was born and raised in Washington DC, I have called Miami my home for the last 21 years and I completely share your sentiments. These 3 buildings along with 1000 Museum, 300 Biscayne and the Aston Martin building will completely change Miami’s skyline for the better. Definitely #Proudmiamian

defamed2

Very proud to be a native Floridian and call Miami home, and happy to see iconic buildings going up. Not exited by the new mayor, though. More of the same, too much talk, too little action.

Anonymous

Maybe someday, but not in the near future. This is all an unsustainable pipe dream without luring big business to the area (Amazon, tech companies, etc.) and not one of these companies will invest billions until we fix our inadequate transportation system. We just don’t have the industry or associated infrastructure in the area to support all these condo towers. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Anonymous

It’s total gridlock in the Brickell and Downton area and FDOT has now decided to close 2 out of 3 traffic lanes on Biscayne Blvd. during peak tourist season. This is not even considering the upcoming construction of SR 836 and an unnecessary “iconic” bridge that is going to take at least five years. Not sure we are anywhere in contention as one of the “greatest and most prosperous cities in the world”.

Anonymous

Gridlock is an understatement. I’m staying in the Marriot, in front of the Epic and this is a nightmare. I can’t believe they could not do all this construction more efficiently. An Uber drive from Brickell City Center to the Marriot took nearly an hour.

Anonymous

I cant share the joy… all these towers are stupid condos. Wish they were office buildings. It is a crime that One Bayfront Plaza is not 100% office + hotel 🙁

Anonymous

One day when you plunk down $100+ million on a piece of land and arrange financing for a $500+ million dollar project and risk your own equity you can build whatever kind of building you like

Luchiano Montero

If you have something to say or if you don’t like something that is being done here in Miami, go out and do something about it, or SIMPLY, JUST MOVE OUT. Most people who just go on here and comment negative comments about things being down in the city of Miami, only thrive on ‘gossiping’ about it and are ALL TALK and NO ACTION. I know Miami isn’t perfect. I know Miami has a long way to go. But, if you do care about this city, then you would do something about and stop spreading so much negativity behind your computer screens. It just shows your undeniable interest and love for the city with your comments (**SARCASM**). Miami is growing by the second, and If you are not proud about that, then you cannot truly call yourselves a Miamian.

Luchiano Montero

The comment above is directed to everyone with negative comments!

Anonymous

This is not wether you love Miami or not, this is about being a realist. Yes, we all need to take action, but change will not happen by sticking your head in the sand and singing kumbaya.

Fredric

One Bayfront Plaza is not 100% office + hotel but it has a very significant office/hotel component, it is NOT just another “stupid condo” tower. OBP is slated to be a mixed-use tower and if you look elsewhere around the country you would find that this is the strongly emerging trend, especially for super-talls. Skyrise Miami is planned to be a special-use project, so it is not a condo either. I wonder how one would not know this if they have any real interest at all in the development of downtown Miami?

Anonymous

It is mostly condos now. Its office component is not significant at all. The original plan had a significant office component. The current plan is yet another condo building with some added stuff to make it look “mixed-use”.

Milo

What makes Miami’s urban core unique is that it is residential and hotel oriented which is making it vibrant and lively. Predominantly office urban cores go quiet at night like most city centers. Eventually there will be more office towers built and that will be good for the economy in terms of jobs but it’s the residential that underpins the urban vitality of the city.

Anonymous

You can dream all you want and drink the Kool-Aid being spewed out by developers with high budget marketing campaigns, but a world class city cannot thrive on tourism and retail shops.

Anonymous

YES please start! bring out the cranes!

Gene

Ah those cranes – no govt body polices them so it’s your problem should they fall on your house or head.

Anonymous

Hey, accidents happen. Even baby toys get recalled because of some kind of snafu that causes injury or death.

You wanna be safe 24/7, stay indoors and never come out!

Anonymous

You guys belong in the OSHA forum.

Anonymous

Haters gonna hate. Leave Miami if you dont like it!

Danny Costa

Man I love that set of buildings by Foster + Partners. Get ready Miami, we’re about to look a whole lot better.

Anonymous

Sorry, but the Foster + Partners buildings are just plain UGLY. What is so creative and imaginative about two parallel rectangles sitting on a trapezoid. Now, One Bayfront, that’s an iconic structure.

Anonymous

Ugly, no. Boring, yes. Miami deserves better from somebody as famous as Foster.

Anonymous

Not. Going. To. Happen. They’ve already renewed leases and have no timetable to demolish the existing building.

Anonymous

Two words….Buy Out.

Anonymous

And…the race is still on! for the first super tall over 1000 feet. My money is still on the tower by Swire to be first.

Anonymous

I hope so…I just wish they redesign the building.

Anonymous

meanwhile they sneak in one line about how they’re going to cram that phallic monument to Berkowitz down our throats whether we like it or not.

Anonymous

Yeah…what a monstrosity!

Anonymous

Hopefully a neighbor or two will sue him for blocking their views.

Anonymous

So petty, keep it to your self.

Anonymous

Tell that to Hollo… who just did exactly that.

Anonymous

Oh my God…will somebody please please pleaseeee put a stop to that ugly piece of crap called “Skyrise!”