80-Story Liquid Lofts Gets Approval From Planning Department

Charles Sieger’s Liquid Lofts is now shovel ready after getting approval from Miami’s Planning Department on July 18.

The developer had requested setback waivers that would allow the tall building to be built on a small lot at 35 Southwest 1st Street.

Liquid Lofts is proposed to include 482 apartment units.

FAA approval for an 866 foot building height was granted last year.

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

Elegant and classy looking building.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Chic and upscale street level as well

http://m.liveleak.com/view?i=2e0_1454362448

FH
5 years ago

Yes! Dense, dense

Anonymous
5 years ago

All the supply of new rentals will be good for general population.. Hopefully stabilizes the rent prices.

REJ
5 years ago

There will be an oversupply of rentals. Especially if all of these condos aren’t occupied by the owners. It’s a nationwide problem, in about 5 years you’ll see the consequences.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Get it done!

aceraroja
5 years ago

Yes! Great skinny building, lots of apartments. What’s the retail situation, hard to tell from these renders.

marc
5 years ago

Restaurant space in the first floor.

Yoe
5 years ago

Good location for a 7 Eleven

Anonymous
5 years ago

I agree a corner store would be nice.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Oy vey the street traffic in a few years will be a nightmare. We need those new transportation lines in place yesterday

Anonymous
5 years ago

Que cute!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Love the height, love the elegance.
Build it!
Surely, it will get filled.

Anonymous
5 years ago

How about some office space?

Anono
5 years ago

Another beautiful tower where the podium and street frontage is just absolutely miserable. It amazes me how these architects just don’t care about how their building relates to the people who walk/drive past it, as long as it looks beautiful from a randomly selected aerial view that no one will ever see.

marc
5 years ago

The frontage is screwed already as it has the Metro Mover on its side of the street.. You will barely be able to see the front unless you’re across the street.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The Metro Mover provides public transportation.

suomynona
5 years ago

No kidding.

But it undoubtedly detracts from the “attractiveness” available in any design for a building there.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I totally disagree. It’s part of the urban landscape.

Yoe
5 years ago

Agree!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

They need more skyscrapers designed like this.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Affordable or just more luxury BS?

Polo
5 years ago

When are they breaking ground? Is the site shovel ready?

Mr. E
5 years ago

Did you even bother to read?

Anonymous
5 years ago

In one rendering the podium + a large strip of the building’s exterior is completely blank, making it look way worse than it should.

Then in the next rendering the podium has windows.

So which is it? For the sake of everyone involved I’m hoping the latter

Anonymous
5 years ago

Finally, some actual height and architecture.

Anonymous
5 years ago

We are going to have a nice skyline.

Sam
5 years ago

The ugliest podium I have seen so far….straight from Miami Vice era

Anonymous
5 years ago

Most of these towers fail at the base and most importantly at the street level. A pretty tower in itself doesn’t necessarily make good urban design.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Actually, pretty skyscrapers do make the city look nicer. I’m sorry if you prefer ugly buildings that related group produces.

Mike04
5 years ago

Those fish murals are so ugly.

marc
5 years ago

I believe those are LED screens, not a mural.

Mike04
5 years ago

Good, I hope the change the design they will be putting on them.

marc
5 years ago

Umm if it’s an led then they could put whatever they want on it.

Anonymous
5 years ago

He can’t comprehend that.

Mike04
5 years ago

I Do understand, what i mean is i hope they change what they decide to put on the LED screens.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Like ads?

Yoe
5 years ago

I know. They are soooo 80s

Anonymous
5 years ago

LED is 80s technology?

Anonymous
5 years ago

I don’t see any balconies….will be interesting to see if they’ll be able to sell all those units without balconies here in Miami…

Anonymous
5 years ago

Too hot for balconies.

marc
5 years ago

Isn’t this a rental tower?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Who needs balconies anyhow? They are overrated and most people hardly use them in apartments. They are just there for show when people put a few plants or use it for storage space.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Why all the balcony hate? I enjoy mine and don’t get the heat bit. Shade provided by the balcony above, plenty of places that always have a nice breeze. This is Miami; go outside now and then, instead of barricading yourselves in your condos and cars. Then you know what happens? You acclimate! Crazy concept, but then maybe you’ll even be willing to sip a Mojito on your balcony and, gasp, walk a couple blocks, instead of jumping in your car and spending 20 minutes looking for parking, only to end up straining your axle by illegally parking half-way on a curb.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Because most people do not use the balconies. They are basically used as storage containers.

Marc305
5 years ago

I agree with you 100%! I have a corner balcony facing west and north. I am always out there, and in the winter months I enjoying having dinner with friends outside and they love it!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Hardly anyone in my apartment uses the balcony. It’s essentially used for storage space or display.

Anonymous
5 years ago

What a banal and disproportionate eyesore! The developers should buy more adjacent land, and come back with a more substantial proposal with better architecture, and far more financial gain. If the city approved this, they should allow if not incentivize it.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Why is it an eyesore? BTW, the land there is scarce.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Something that’s not a flat-roofed giant glass stick with concrete running along the side.

Mr. E
5 years ago

A giant glass stick is what is missing. I’m sorry if you don’t like it, but you see glass buildings in every major city. Please move back to Homestead for all we care.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Well if they wanted more financial gain, they could have built a glass box skyscraper for some major bank. If that is what you really care about.

Anonymous
5 years ago

You can’t be serious.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Yikes, anything BUT classy and nice (IMHO). Nothing rich on the skyline and nothing enjoyable at the street level (where we all spend our time).

Anonymous
5 years ago

Are you serious?

Anonymous
5 years ago

While I don’t really dig the podium (the LED display is nice though), this is exactly what Miami’s skyline is missing. This city could use a few more super-tall “skinny” skyscrapers. I like the density, height and the shape. It doesn’t quite fit into that specific area with some of the older buildings that have been there for generations, but it is a nice building. It would have been nice if this project were closer in the CBD near the Miami tower and Wells Fargo center. Now if only they could incorporate more office space into these towers to provide more jobs to the local workforce.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Pedestrian be dammed, we don’t need no stinkin’ setbacks.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Never mind the podium, the whole building looks like crap.