‘Iconic’ 80-Story Brickell Avenue Tower Gets Green Light To Move Forward

Brickell Avenue’s First Miami Presbyterian Church won approval to sell land to developers this week, paving the way for an iconic 80-story residential tower, according to the Herald.

A sale contract to the developers is now being finalized, church leaders told the paper.

The new tower is reportedly being designed by Sieger Suarez. It will become one of the tallest in Miami, in a deal that could net $240 million to the church.

In October 2021, plans were revealed for the tower, to be built on church land currently used as parking and for a school building.

That same month, church members voted in favor of the deal.

In November 2021, a member filed a complaint with the church’s regional governing body.

This week, the governing body ruled in favor of the church.

In a statement this week, church leader Dr. Christopher Benek said the new tower would be “iconic.”

13th Floor and Key International are the developers.

 

 

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Enough
13 days ago

Petition to ban the word “Iconic” from developers vocabulary.

Vincent
13 days ago

Agreed

Anonymous
13 days ago

Um, do you realize that a news site can apply whatever terminology they deem appropriate to describe an object?

Right over your head
13 days ago

whooooooossshhhhh

Anonymous
13 days ago

Excuse me for knowing trivial stuff like that. But unlike you, I’m not concerned with things like Dolly Parton’s new bra size.

Anonymous
13 days ago

I am in fact interested in Dolly Parton’s bra size.

Anonymous
13 days ago

I know. Most people who comment on the site love BS information like that and if you have the slightest knowledge of something they don’t know, they gang up on you and “thumb down vote” your comment.

Well, all I can say is, “Ignorance” is a virtue.

Anonymous
13 days ago

What is it that you have knowledge of and the rest of us don’t?

Anonymous
12 days ago

^
Well since you ask that question, I know one thing that’s apparent, and is, you don’t know shit.

Pep
12 days ago

Me too.

Anonymous
12 days ago

^
Thank you for proving my point!

Bruh
6 hours ago

Dolly Parton is unattractive…

anan
13 days ago

What is the current size ? asking for a friend .

Anonymous
12 days ago

^
Ask her, she’ll tell you.

Anon
13 days ago

Is this reddit?

Anne A.
13 days ago

What isn’t anymore?

Anonymous
13 days ago

What happens when every building in a neighborhood is ‘iconic’ and ‘groundbreaking?’ They all become :: gasp :: generic.

100% agree with this sentiment. Stop calling things ‘iconic.”

Not Anonymous
13 days ago

You have to remember that developers want to sell their product, and that includes flattering words like ‘Iconic,’ no matter how unflattering their building is.

Ric
13 days ago

Name the building , the Iconic ” then it could b the Iconic Iconic. Or I can be iconbnarcissistic

Dr Iconic
12 days ago

“The Iconic! Its iconic!

Andrew
12 days ago

Don’t we have an a couple of buildings called the iconic or is it
The icon ??

Leo
13 days ago

That was an iconic comment….

Anonymous
13 days ago

But those bus stations on US 1! Now those are truly iconic!

Anonymous
12 days ago

LOL

Anonymous
12 days ago

Iconic actually fits here doe.

I can read
12 days ago

It was the church leader not the developer who called it iconic.

Anonymous
12 days ago

Indeed! “ iconic” has taken on a new meaning in south Florida . Lol

Anonymous
11 days ago

Qpinga!

Anonymous
13 days ago

Great news! Sorry Karen, looks like you’ll have to find somewhere else to buy your overpriced burrito.

thus passes the greater glory of pembroke pines
12 days ago

i thought it looked like one of those demon dildos popular with the gen z/cosplay crowd….

Anonymous
12 days ago

The comment was in reference to the food trucks that some Brickell NIMBYs are up in arms about losing.

Vince
10 days ago

Karen?
People with jobs who live near by happily buy food in the food trucks and don’t think that waterfront burritos are overpriced. Are the food truck burritos “overpriced” to you??
Sorry to hear that.

There are excellent programs at Miami Dade College where you can earn a certificate to make yourself more valuable to society. If you are a person who contributes products and services to the world that people will voluntarily pay for, and you do it well, the world is an amazing place!

You can eat your burritos on the waterfront instead of the industrial/graffiti district. Housing is affordable. And sidewalk width is the least of your concerns.

In all my years living in Brickell I never heard a single person call any other person a name, or be thrilled that another human being has lost a burrito option.

How is that “great news”?

Anonymous
9 days ago

Because this lot deserves so much better than a few fucking food trucks and a place for peoples’ dogs to shit. There are plenty of restaurants in Brickell and plenty of other areas for these food trucks to park to serve their sub-par food options.

Anonymous
13 days ago

This will be best looking c@ck tower in the world! Glad it’s cumming to Miami!

Se me paro'
13 days ago

I thought it was OKAN

Not Anonymous
13 days ago

It’ll ‘solidify’ Miami’s place on the world’s stage, and models of it could be sold a vibrators!

Not Anonymous
12 days ago

*as

thus passes the greater glory of pembroke pines
12 days ago

for the demon phallus hentai crowd

Anonymous
7 hours ago

I can’t wait for the erection

Not Anonymous
13 days ago

To be completely honest, I think this building will probably be the most recognizable in Miami when it’s completed. It has an interesting design, and is in a much more central location than other supertalls such as the Waldorf Astoria. I hope it moves forward and am looking forward to see it when crossing the Rickenbacker Causeway bridge.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Finally! Common sense prevails.

Anonymous
13 days ago

not everything that is planned to be built in miami is a cereal box

Truth Matters
12 days ago

Finally.
It took how long?

Anonymous
13 days ago

This building is fine except for that giant wall behind the church… I don’t know what would be best but that mural in the renderings is definitely not it…

Gzus
13 days ago

Needs something Godly

Leo
13 days ago

…..no Iconic

Anonymous
12 days ago

God is the ultimate icon. Why do you think a certain religion executes people for painting depictions of him and their prophet.

Anonymous
12 days ago

Compared to the crap on CitizenM and SLS Lux, this will be Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Anonymous
12 days ago

Regardless of it being a church it’s still a historic building in Miami. It should be something that respects the structure

Anonymous
12 days ago

Sistine Chapel remake but with Wade and Marino as David and God

Melo is sigma and Chad
13 days ago

Good, much needed units coming down the pipeline in the coming years

Jackie Assling
13 days ago

Iconic balconies?

Anonymous
12 days ago

The rag also known as The Miami Herald and taco trucks can shove this up their pieholes.

she_wears_pantyhose
12 days ago

Someone tell me the church will be taxed on that $240 million?

Anonymous
12 days ago

mmmmmm…. nah.

she_wears_pantyhose
11 days ago

I know. What a racket!

Anonymous
7 hours ago

Nope. And developed using tax exempt bonds, new market tax credits, etc

Anonymous
13 days ago

This tower similar to the canceled Chicago Spire. The only thing I don’t like is the wall facing the church.

NDR
13 days ago

Yes I knew it looked familiar Santiago Calatrava was the architect

NDR
13 days ago

Will the church stay at the current location and they build building behind?

Anonymous
13 days ago

Yes. That’s correct. This will be built on top of a vacant land currently used for food trucks and dog shit.

Anonymous
13 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
13 days ago

I think the pool was planned in the right place. If the building were set back from the water to make room for the pool, most of the north-facing apartments would face the Icon Brickell. As designed, these apartments will face the mouth of the Miami River and Aston Martin.

Vincent
13 days ago

How many feet tall will this building be?

Not Anonymous
13 days ago

the max, 1049

Vincent
13 days ago

Source?

Anonymous
13 days ago

Miami is getting the world’s tallest dildo congratulations

Leo
13 days ago

Dildonic

thus passes the greater glory of pembroke pines
12 days ago

crypto chads love hentai………

Mario
12 days ago

Here we go ICONIC again. Let’s tip in some money so the editing team can buy a thesaurus

Lars
10 days ago

Can’t wait to see what “church leaders” do with $280MM

Anonymous
7 hours ago

Giving it all to the church’s pimp.

anonymous
13 days ago

wouldn’t it be better to have the pool facing the water?

Anon
13 days ago

Probably so that it isn’t it the shade past noon

Anonymous
13 days ago

…then it’ll be in the shade in the morning, and still have no water view.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Oh boy, here we go again!

Anonymous
13 days ago

here YOU go….pool position is very important in a lux waterfront bldg.–it’s reasonable discussion

Anonymous
13 days ago

And I guess YOU have plans on one day living in this building?

NDR
13 days ago

I might and actually would like to know

Anonymous
13 days ago

^
Haha.. what a comedian…

Iconic Commenter
12 days ago

This is a great example where parking pedestal really spoils things since everyone’s view from the west will be a big block of cement rather than anything iconic , or a nice clean view of the water or parkland or even the architectural design carried down to ground level.

If there must be a pedestal, why not incorporate some of the structural design, a la Miami Beach Convention Center or possibly some elements if the existing church design to integrate the two structures in some way.

Anonymous
11 days ago

It is IRONIC how many buildings in Miami are termed ICONIC!! Have you heard that YouTube and Twitter and Facebook are possibly being merged, and will be known as “YouTwitFace””?!!? Now THAT would be ICONIC!!

Anonymous
9 days ago

God said that the new building will be Iconic, and that the $240million will be a Game Changer. It will be Good Infill for the church leaders wallets. All praise developer cash.

Anonymous
12 days ago

IF it ever gets built, it wont look anything like that!

Michael
12 days ago

Looks like a vagina

Anon.
12 days ago

A feat of human engineering like a elysee which has been done about a dozen other times. let’s call a spade a spade and just say that Miami has no historical precedent of architectural significance

Anonymous
12 days ago

If built like that it will be known as the Penis Building!