Jeff Berkowitz & Bernardo Fort-Brescia Awarded A Patent For Skyrise Design

The proposed Skyrise Miami tower is a unique design – and the U.S. Patent Office apparently agrees.

Skyrise developer Jeff Berkowitz was granted a patent for the “ornamental design” of the building on January 26, records show.

Arquitectonica’s Bernardo Fort-Brescia and engineer Ronald Klemencic were also listed as the inventors of the design.

The patent has been assigned to Coconut Grove based SkyRise Global, LLC, according to the documents.

It took 3 and a half years to approve the patent – unusually long, according to Patently.io. The reason – an examiner noticed inconsistencies in two sets of drawing submitted, the website said.

As for actual construction – the latest activity on the construction permit was on November 6, 2020, when an application for a building permit was reactivated. However, it is not currently under active review as of this morning, since no plan sheets have yet been submitted.

 

 

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Anonymous
11 months ago

Build it.

Anonymous G
11 months ago

#startconstructionin2021

Anonymous
11 months ago

Thanks for the laugh today

BDDD
11 months ago

Wholly original design for a 1000’ observation tower. This would compliment downtown Miami well with the family friendly Frost Science Museum, Perez Museum and AAA.

Azarius
11 months ago

Now they have exclusive rights….Does this means construction can start? Miami really needs this to really push Miami forward as a Top Global city

Anonymous
11 months ago

Wish they would redesign the bottom (ground level) it makes the rest of it look cheap.

Azarius
11 months ago

Yeah but it’s open for elevate entry. I think it’ll look better in person than on the render

Anonymous
11 months ago

Wish they would redesign the whole thing.

Shawn Kouri
11 months ago

Well that better change because it’s time for them to start construction. Someone tell them

Anonymous
11 months ago

every money clip has now a patent infringement??

Anonymous
11 months ago

And toe nail clipper…

John nyc mia.
11 months ago

Build it. This thing is going to be iconic for downtown Miami. And the whole bayside tourist section. It looks beautiful and it’s not your average needle design. Sky rise Miami will be a big money drawer for downtown Miami.

Anonymous
11 months ago

What is the business case for this tower? Not being critical, just curious. Ticket sales for the observation tower, restaurant/nightlife, venue?

Anonymous G
11 months ago

I am guessing all of what you mentioned.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yes. Check out the YouTube video. Restaurants, bungie jumps, VR amusement rides, observation tower, event space rentals, etc.

Anonymous G
11 months ago

I do like the design. I hope that in 2021 plans can be submitted. We shall see. It would for sure be a iconic structure whether you like the design or not.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I’m from outta town.. wtf is that?…

Anonymous
11 months ago

miami lol

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah.. only poor taste people in Miami would think something this ugly looks beautiful.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Precisely why it makes us different dude. Precisely why the world is interested in visiting Miami. Precisely why we are a brand. Even colors define us. Shape of pools define us. Art Deco defines us, Latin beat defines us. Not too many American cities or for that matter the world can boast about that.

Anonymous
11 months ago

The city of Miami being different is not the same as Miami looking comical because they allowed a horrid design like that to grace their skyline.

Mr. Miami
11 months ago

Move back to Cleveland pal!

Anonymous
11 months ago

If an immigrant can live and voice his/her opinion in this city, then someone like me who was born and raised in this country can also!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Let’s hear where exactly you are from first…

Anonymous
11 months ago

New York City.

Mr. Miami
11 months ago

Will the last schlep to leave nyc, please have patience, the traffic jam is long

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah.. we’re all headed to Miami to save the city from hicks like you.

Anonymous
11 months ago

A patent was awarded for a design like that?.. aaaahhh hahahaha.. aaaahhh hahahaha.. aaahhhh hahahaha….

Anonymous
11 months ago

i think revlon already got it for the toe nail clipper.

Anonymous
11 months ago

shoe horn.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Build it already! C’mon

Anonymous
11 months ago

I love TNM. The jokes never stop coming. Mana, Melo, Related, Arquitectonica, bike lanes, shore power, parking podiums, Skyrise, park lovers v. park haters, Flagler re-design, Metromover and Metrorail extensions, affordable housing, gentrification, South Beach trash and the ubiquitous “Miami Winning”. Gotta love it!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Make a website yourself then.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Why? I LOVE TNM! I’m not being sarcastic. I laugh when I read the comments.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Every time you see a proposal that looks like it was made out of a bunch of kids building blocks or a hairpin.. yeah, laugh your a$$ off!

Anonymous
11 months ago

I hope this project gets built. This will be the game changer for downtown.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Change what game? Let us have a few casinos.

Anonymous G
11 months ago

Thats going to be tough to achive. If you want that your best option is the Hard Rock. I remember Genting tried and got shot down.

Anonymous
11 months ago

The makers of bobby pins must be pissed

Anonymous
11 months ago

I thought it was a picture of my toe nail clipper.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I thought it was a blown up picture of my money clip.

Anonymous
11 months ago

looks like a big “SHOE HORN” for putting on boots.
I don’t find it visually appealing at all.

Anonymous
11 months ago

It really looks like a giant… Wtf!!!

Anonymous
11 months ago

I hope it gets built, but they have dragged for ever!!!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Good.. forever should turn into never.

Native One
11 months ago

#MiamiJoke This is a silly design that is not iconic- only stupid and ego driven.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Gee you’re being polite…

Dave the Crackhead ™
11 months ago

Reminds me of Olympic Ski jump ramps.

Anonymous
11 months ago

And that”s where it belongs, someplace with snow.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Beauty

Anonymous
11 months ago

high back chair with little sitting room.
maybe a table later on…. yuck

Anonymous
11 months ago

Who the hell wants to copy this? BTW build it instead of gimmicks like patenting.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Clearly you do not know how Skyrise will be built. It is nothing short if spectacular.

To be simplistic, a “tower crane” is built on the water”s edge, then “floors” are built off-site, floated in on a barge, and the “tower crane building” lifts it’s own floors and they are locked into place.

It’s an impressive, and now patented, idea.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Stop trying to invoke some technical jargon about this ugly duckling that belongs somewhere like Disney World or Disney Land and not in any city’s skyline.

Anonymous
11 months ago

B-but… MUH EIFFEL TOWER!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Compared to this ugly POS, the Eiffel Tower looks like the Mona Lisa.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Interesting…..still not holding my breath on this one.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Boy that thing is butt ugly.

Now go ahead, give me all the thumb down votes you want.

Anonymous
11 months ago

i agree but build it anyway we need more entertainment for downtown miami

Anonymous
11 months ago

Build it on Virginia Key Beach, not downtown.

Anonymous
11 months ago

they want to build it where the action is to make sure is profitable

Anonymous
11 months ago

not the best design in the world.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Is that what your parents told you in the birthing suite?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Nah.. they said you think you are, but you ain’t the daddy.