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
22 days ago

Overtown will be way nicer than midtown very soon!!

King of Midtown
22 days ago

Its not

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

King of Midtown
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

LOL

Anonymous
21 days ago

is there something wrong with conch fritters?

Anonymous
22 days 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
22 days ago

Nice design

POLO
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
21 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

Oh, so you wish you were young again?

Anonymous
22 days 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
22 days ago

very nice

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

2 years for 5 stories????

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

Why is that good news ?

Anonymous
22 days 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
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

I wish Arquitectonica would hire some fresh and exciting designers.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Hey nice building.

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Jose Jimenez
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
21 days ago

I like the design of the building

Waffle
22 days ago

Of course its scaled down.

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
21 days ago

How many stories do they need to make a wish?

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
21 days 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
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

GENTRIFICATION!!!!

Anonymous
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

They’ll wish for no more gentrification

Waffle
22 days ago

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

Anonymous
22 days ago

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