Make-a-Wish Applies For Permit To Build ‘Leaning’ Arquitectonica-Designed Office Building In Overtown

The Make-a-Wish Foundation has applied for a construction permit to begin building on office tower in Overtown that appears to lean.

The foundation purchased the property on January 19 for $7,469,400, record show.

In December 2020, an application for a construction permit was submitted to the city’s building department.

According to the permit filing, the office building will rise 8 stories, or 115 feet.

A total of 35,000 square feet of office space is being built, at a cost of $7 million.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

Red Door Construction is the contractor, with Amicon managing the project.

Completion is expected in September 2022.

 

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

For a charity they sure are spending alot to build this fancy building.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Less money on the building and more for the kids.

Anonymous
4 months ago

exactly

Don Jr
4 months ago

Look at it as an investment…they will likely attract better talent which will flow to the benefit of the kids I’m sure.

Anonymous
4 months ago

If they had designed a less expensive box with half a dozen windows, all the TNM whiners and trolls would have complained anyway.

Anonymous
4 months ago

As former high ranking volunteer of this organization I will tell you this planning and capital campaign you raise the money through donors has been strategically implemented for almost 7 years now. There are examples of other wish houses that were created that generate far more fundraising to advance the mission then the cost to build the building. This solely about creating a unique experience for all wish kids and their families to have the most innovative and most hopeful for experience when getting their wishes granted. Every decision has been made carefully. The dollars spent were raised directly from our community in support of this effort.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This will be a great catalyst for that stretch west of 95 next to the river

Anonymous
4 months ago

I love the design! Overtown is stepping it up❤️

Azarius
4 months ago

Love the design and the location! West of 95!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Now that’s iconic.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wow Arquitectonica, I’m impressed

Clara Barton.
4 months ago

Sort of fancy for a non-profit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Mafia money

Anonymous
4 months ago

Non-profit these days just means you don’t have shareholders to whom you distribute your extra cash. These entities can still generate operating profits and allow their endowments to grow; or alternatively, and more commonly, allow administrative bloat, salary bloat, and buy fancy buildings.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I seen these 2 lots collecting dust and couldnt understand why they wasnt developed when it’s a perfect location!? Make a wish is also the perfect project for the location rather than the typical residential projects we see… I hope this an other new projects in the area spark more development on that side of 95!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Finally, someone is ignoring the west of I-95 barrier

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wow. They Made A Wish and it’s coming true.

Anonymous
4 months ago

at first i felt this was not appropriate….but it might be brilliant..after all… the value will increase as the area develops and the charity could realize alot of profit ….and they do alot of great work with kids…i hope it happens

Anonymous
4 months ago

They could also lease office space which would generate enough profits to cover the maintenance, salaries and overall endowment of the organization. I would imagine they’d only need a 3/4 floors for their operations, which would leave half or nearly half of the building for other tenants.

Volvoshine
4 months ago

This building makes me feel drunk lol

Anonymous
4 months ago

Good looking tower, congratulations Arquitectonica!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wonder what the salaries are at this charity.

Anonymous
4 months ago

6 figures!

TNM Anon
4 months ago

It’s a shame that the people involved did not represent this building with the 55 mph view (on a good day) along I-95. The renderings look like its going up in the middle of Tropical Park and not Overtown. If that is the mega expressway on the edge of the rendering, then why does the building slant toward the east when the prevailing winds come from the water and not vice versa? Seems counter intuitive.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Great—so its a nice building–going to look good but for a charity foundation to spend close to $500/foot for office space-no matter where it is–no matter how much justification they can make for being a catalyst in the area – it is just ludicrous to think that the foundation board approved this—then goes out and begs for money—I have donated lots of $$ to them over the years—I am done with them–I will take my donations elsewhere where more $$ goes directly to help the kids in need—-

Anonymous
4 months ago

Look the responses above to understand in what kind of world you leave.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Live
Leave means to depart, go

Anonymous
4 months ago

Okay, your choice.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wow, is that what donations can get you? I guess I need to start a non-profit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

OMG!!!Arquitectonica can actually design!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

It is a great investment in the community

Anonymous
4 months ago

All glass building… I certainly wouldn’t want to pay the a/c Bill in July

Anonymous
4 months ago

Architrashtonica,
You’re stepping up to the plate.
Nice work

Anonymous
4 months ago

Arquit trash tonica … making fun of their 5 min Sharpie Pen designs …. is like shooting fish in a barrel. Too easy. They are the new Gene Kaufman’s of Miami architecture.

Madonna
4 months ago

TACO NECK!

& Child
4 months ago

Madonna 😂😂😂 love you for that.

Anonymous
4 months ago

A non profit building a leaning tower of pisa in Miami! It’s not a secret that most non profits are a sham with upto 90% donations going towards salaries and administration costs with very little going towards the charity.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s not a secret…what you said is a lie.

Anonymous
4 months ago

$7,469,400 for a piece of property in Overtown? Plus, I don’t think this building will be built like that.. too challenging for contractors.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This particular area of Overtown is right next to the MWC and the Park West area of Downtown. Pretty central location with easy connections to all the most popular areas of Miami. Crime in that section of Overtown has been falling for decades so it’s prime for development. Beckham still owns a large chunk of land near by which could serve as a backup for the Stadium in case Melreese falls through. Either way, the areas due west of I-95 and along the Miami River are all going to grow as Downtown develops.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You didn’t address the leaning building. The amount of materials it will take and designing such a structure will be astronomical.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I guess your an architect or contractor and know how much it will cost? There is nothing difficult about building a tower that leans! Years of experience and technology have allowed people to build pretty much whatever they want without being that expensive to build.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“Years of experience and technology have allowed people to build pretty much whatever they want without being that expensive to build”

I guess you’re a contractor who has already built these kinds of structures? Instead of bloviating, give examples of contractors building 115ft tall leaning office buildings somewhere in this world?

Anonymous
4 months ago

The opaque core can hide some big vertical steel columns to carry most of the weight.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Alright, Mr Engineer….

Anonymous
4 months ago

Look Arquitectonica, instead of trying to do something witty, just design a slim 16 story building and call it a day… Jeez…..

Anonymous
4 months ago

Gentrification

Anonymous
4 months ago

So OT is suppose to just stay at its current state ? You sjw’s are a joke and not even from OT or have family from it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

What is the opposite word for “gentrification”? Legit question.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Segregation!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Deterioration probably

Anonymous
4 months ago

Urban Decay. Two words but you get the point.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Decay

Anonymous
4 months ago

Socialism

Anonymous
4 months ago

Democrat voting bloc stronghold of false promise poverty pimps.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It would be more like an example of Trump’s rightwing constituents believing they wouldn’t catch and die from the covid 19 virus if they didn’t wear a mask because they believed his BS.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Ummmmm….what?

Anonymous
4 months ago

You don’t get it?.. it’s a false promise by Trump!

Anonymous
4 months ago

The opposite of “gentrification” is “preservation”.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Not the good kind of preservation. I’d modify it to stagnation.

Anonymous
4 months ago

explain how we are supposed to improve neighborhoods that need updates and renovation, without creating updates and renovations? brownie points if you can respond without using the word gentrification

Anonymous
4 months ago

By provide free affordable housing to everyone. Rent is slavery!

Anonymous
4 months ago

And who pays for all this free stuff? People that actually work? Then work is the real slavery. Let’s just abolish money and all go live back in caves then🙃

Anonymous
4 months ago

Oh boy , here goes the Republican. Always accusing minorities of wanting free stuff.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Who mentioned minorities? Where is the accusation?

Anonymous
4 months ago

The only ones who get free stuff are the “Too Big To Fail” conglomerates.

Anonymous
4 months ago

What about landlords and their creditors?

Anonymous
4 months ago

What is “free affordable housing?”

It’s either free or affordable.. it can’t be both.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah they contradicted themselves with that.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Everybody wants free stuff. The sense of entitlement is laughable.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Like the commercial said, “free free, free free free…”

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nonsense! I dont want “Free” stuff.
For example, free concerts are the worst.

Not everyone wants “free” stuff.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I believe that was a joke, but then I remember people want fifteen dollars an hour flipping burgers for life.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I think you got it mixed up. That is an attempt to increase minimum wage in order to barely keep up with inflation. One of the examples giving is an ever increasing rent.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Who ultimately pays for the increase? Arbitrarily raising the wages of your employees without a simultaneous increase in productivity/revenue will cause the business to pass the additional financial burden onto the consumer. As the product becomes more expensive, the business may lose customers and may have to cut back on staff to stabilize financially.

Rent increases are a result of supply and demand. If you live in a desirable area that has a limited supply of housing but a great many of people trying to move in, the rent will increase. If interest in the area is stable, you’ll likely not have big rent hikes as the landlord would rather keep a good tenant in place.

People take for granted that in very desirable areas, the landlord has to keep up with hefty annual property tax increases as well as larger property insurance bills on top of a mortgage. If a landlord doesn’t increase rent every 3/4 years, should they take the hit and maintain the same rent from years back?

Anonymous
4 months ago

“Who ultimately pays for the increase?”

Tell that to the businesses that closed because they couldn’t keep up with the increase of those exorbitant leases every year

Anonymous
4 months ago

Haha so when my market rate unit goes up in price, the government should also give me subsidies? Should I blame it on evil gentrification, or is it a result of built environment progress and cost of goods going up due to desirability as a result of supply and demand?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Gentrification only happens to renters.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Gentrification happens to everyone. Homeowners love it and renters hate it. Since we have more renters, they get to shout louder… I wish they used that energy toward becoming homeowners instead.

Anonymous
4 months ago

A lot of people have. Trying to buy a house is no different than going to a casino.

Anonymous
4 months ago

How is home ownership comprable to going to a casino? Saving 15% or 20% for a down payment is completely doable if one sacrifices and hustles. Especially with today’s interest rates. Now, if you rent in an area or apartment that is above what you can comfortably afford, have an expensive lease and spend way to much on discretionary expenses, you’ll never make it.

I hustled, sacrificed and made major adjustments. Is it easy? Hell No, but it shouldn’t be because it is essential to understand how to budget oneself and the responsibilities entailed in owning property.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Foreclosures and repossessions are equivalent to gambling. You’re betting the bank that you can keep making payments until you either own or sell. You keep paying, you keep playing, it’s that simple. If not, they foreclose or repossess, and then they get someone else to play the game. It’s no different than gambling in a casino.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You have a distorted view of the world my friend. If I walk right now into a casino, do I have a ability to somehow changes the odds and win a jackpot on each machine that I choose to play?

A bank provides a crucial role in lending qualified people money that they do not currently have in order to purchase a big ticket item like a house or a car. The bank is in the business of making money and will therefore do the most to analyze the risk that individuals pose and their ability to repay the loan.

You seem to be confused with the idea of risk. In life, risk varies by degree. Is there risk when entering into a mortgage? You bet. Do I have agency in being able to change/minimize the risk involved over the course of a 30 year mortgage? Most definitely.

In a casino or in the lottery there is nothing I can do myself to change the odds.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“In a casino or in the lottery there is nothing I can do myself to change the odds”

Yes you do. You have the option to quit playing or bet less money in a casino. Every morning you wake up, your going through odds with every action you take that you can’t change. For instance, you don’t know if a dead chick might fall out the egg you’re about to crack open. You don’t know if a shoe or boot string might break. Those are just a few examples. Odds in a casino get higher the more money you gamble and lower the less money you gamble. The choice is yours.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I don’t understand what your argument is. You made the claim that trying to buy a house is equivalent to gambling in a casino. In your last comment you mentioned that individuals have the option to “quit playing or bet less money in a casino”. A mortgage is a legal contract between mutually consenting parties where all terms and conditions are clearly defined and delineated.

Since we do not live in a static world, random events can have an impact. Could a hurricane come and destroy my house? Considering I live in South Florida, it’s definitely a possibility. Could I mitigate my risk by purchasing insurance? Definitely.

When I buy a lottery ticket can I increase my chances by spending $1000 vs $1? Sure, my chances of hitting the jackpot increases, but the increase is so infinitesimal that most find it not worth spending the extra $999 for a 0.0001 extra percent chance of winning.

When I purchase insurance, depending on the amount of risk I am willing to entertain with the coverage I select, I can minimize or eliminate my risk entirely. Personal agency is difficult and assuming the consequences of bad decisions even harder. Living life as if were a series of casino games is a recipe for disappointment and failure.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Look, whoever you are, don’t try to tell me what buying and owning a house or car is about.. I own two houses and four cars.

Now.. there have been people that hit some of the biggest lottery payouts in this country. Don’t believe me?.. look it up. There have been millionaires who spent thousands of dollars playing the lottery to increase their chances of winning, and won. They changed their odds. The odds of winning a huge payout playing lottery is against a person paying two to four dollars is astronomically high. When a person’s house is foreclosed on, that person lost a bet with the bank that he or she would not get that house taken. The same with a car. That person lost the house or the car. That person took the risk, and lost. Lost the house or car and money. In a casino, you can bet a small amount of money and lose or win, or you can bet a lot of money and lose or win.

The point is, you’re gambling with your money.