Leaning Make-A-Wish HQ Building Breaking Ground Tomorrow In Overtown

An Arquitectonica-designed headquarters building for Make-A-Wish that appears to be leaning is scheduled to break ground tomorrow.

Make-A-Wish and owner’s representative firm Amicon made the announcement in a press release.

The 30,000-square-foot facility will be known as the Finker-Frenkel Wish House and will serve as a regional headquarters for the charity, relocating from Fort Lauderdale.

The building itself will rise 5 stories, and include a fun area for children featuring “emerging technology.” There will also be 15,000 square feet of event and office space.

The organization is said to be very close to reaching a $30 million fundraising campaign goal for the new building and a wish endowment.

The final renderings appear different than an earlier version designed by Arquitectonica. The early construction permit had also listed the height at 8 stories.

Amicon Management is acting as the official owner’s representative for the Make-A-Wish chapter, while Suffolk Construction has been named general contractor.

Completion is expected in early 2023.

 

 

The older renderings:

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Anonymous
2 months ago

Overtown will be way nicer than midtown very soon!!

King of Midtown
2 months ago

Its not

Anonymous
2 months ago

King of Midtown, move over because someone is after your throne!👸🏻

King of Midtown
2 months ago

Aint no OT be better than MT, we go poke bowls instead of conch fritter.

Anonymous
2 months ago

All those optical stores in Midtown and you still lack vision?

Anonymous
2 months ago

LOL

Anonymous
2 months ago

is there something wrong with conch fritters?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Clearly you haven’t been to Overtown west of I-95, i.e. “real” Overtown as the other side has become West Park West.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Nice design

POLO
2 months ago

Like the design, wish it was 50-story tall.

Anonymous
2 months ago

at 50 stories tall, it would lean into the neighbors yard.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Wouldn’t that be a site to behold to have that big beautiful building in your backyard.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This is great for Miami and great for Overtown. Love seeing this come to our city.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Make A Wish ….
I want South Beach to be like it used to be in the 1990’s early 2000’s …. 😜

Anonymous
2 months ago

Oh, so you wish you were young again?

Anonymous
2 months ago

just crime free. doesn’t seem like a place to live and leave a car parked on the street…
Lots of windows with bars on them (for a reason too).

Adrian
2 months ago

very nice

Anonymous
2 months ago

Looks like a structural engineer saw the first design and knocked some sense into the architect.

Anonymous
2 months ago

2 years for 5 stories????

Anonymous
2 months ago

Good news is that the top earners at Make a Wish earn $150,000 or less.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why is that good news ?

Anonymous
2 months ago

It means the management isn’t soaking the organization. That is frequently true at non-profits…that and self-dealing, setting up for-profit businesses that get sweet contracts from the non-profit. Story about this in today’s NY Post.

Anonymous
2 months ago

$150 a year is still a lot of money. Like someone would say not to the job at $60-75k a year.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I wish Arquitectonica would hire some fresh and exciting designers.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Hey nice building.

Anonymous
2 months ago

The children’s park should opposite to the part of the building that is tilted… just in case !! 🤨

Jose Jimenez
2 months ago

That large flat surface doesn’t look very aerodynamic when a big storm hits. Just sayin’. Lotta glass too.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I like the design of the building

Waffle
2 months ago

Of course its scaled down.

Anonymous
2 months ago

5 stories? That’s the same size as my garage

Anonymous
2 months ago

How many stories do they need to make a wish?

Anonymous
2 months ago

So, how many deserving kids are going to be deprived of their wishes because of this extravagance?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Extravagance? It’s an 8 story building in overtown, relax

Anonymous
2 months ago

A stupid looking leaning building, a building that looks like a club, a building on stilts, and a little Ferris Wheel that’s supposed to be Iconic….

Haha, throw any wack looking design at the powers that be in this city and they’ll approve it.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I’m so disappointed they didn’t go with original plan.
It would have looked stunning

Anonymous
2 months ago

GENTRIFICATION!!!!

Anonymous
2 months ago

…means my Citizens app will send me fewer alerts of shootings in Overtown. Just sayin’!

Anonymous
2 months ago

They’ll wish for no more gentrification

Waffle
2 months ago

Literally a abandon building currently there, yall really just want areas underdeveloped and abandon and will still complain.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It isn’t even abandoned, just a grass lot.