Mana Reveals Design For ‘Iconic’ Nikola Tesla Innovation Hub In Downtown Miami

The architectural design of Moishe Mana’s Nikola Tesla Innovation Hub has been revealed.

As part of the project, an existing office building from 1980 is undergoing a gut renovation, and is being marketed as having a a tech-focus. A parking garage is also being renovated.

The building formerly housed federal law enforcement offices, including the Miami divisions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), US Customs and the Federal Immigration offices.

The 13-story renovation is being designed by architect Bernard Zyscovich.

In a press release, Zyscovich said the design would be “iconic.”

“The existing exterior skin will be stripped away and replaced with an artistic facade of reflective glass and shaded glass, offering the opportunity to see in and reflect out in the same facade,” Zyscovich said.

The Nikola Tesla Innovation Hub will include:

  • 137,000 square feet of leasable office space
  • 6,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space
  • 324 parking spaces

Mana’s press release says that interior demolition began in late 2020 “to prepare for a complete renovation of the building by 2022.”

According to a permit approved for contractor Telesco Construction, the estimated cost of construction is $14,897,170.78.

Mana says he is building something called “Mana Common,” and the Nikola Tesla building is a piece of it.

The Mana Common process is to “begin building community ecosystems long before any construction begins and continue to nurture them long afterwards. This allows for rapid, meaningful, permanent vitality for a neighborhood,” the release said.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

This project hasn’t made progress in months.

Melo’s tower next door is almost finished.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m very familiar with this project. and you are 100% right.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Yeah that Melo tower is already on the 20th floor while this one has foam falling from it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean asbestos?

PirataDeCulo
1 month ago

It’s nice, but, not Iconic. Iconic would be the Chrysler Building or Sydney Opera house.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What a joke. Iconic?
He needs to look up the word

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

The office tower they’re building in Brickell looks more iconic than this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Considering it’s a glass building, this is a start. Be glad it’s not a blank stucco building with a stupid “art” mural on it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Really ugly glass cladding, that is.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No, actually it looks like modernist glass as you can see through the building into the office. Most glass buildings built from the 60s-90s looked like a giant mirror.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not “iconic” but will contribute to the overall revitalization of Downtown along with the new jewelry mall, Flagler Street redesign, Downtown 1st, and other projects in the area. Looking forward to seeing this area come back to life after a century of neglect.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If he actually finishes it, sure it’s a start. It seems like he has just stripped an existing building to its skeleton, probably sold the precious metals, and then he’ll make even more from insurance when it mysteriously burns down.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol he included the building he’s already demolished in the rendering.

This guy has only demolished buildings, he STILL HAS NOT BUILT ANYTHING. What a joke.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

And those old metromover cars

Anonymous
1 month ago

Those 90s metromover cars were awesome.

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

They had a smell to them I remember

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes they did so did the buses.

Anonymous
1 month ago

80s, from when it was built from cars designed in the 70s. They are still in service, and totally not fit for the system even in its current capacity and certainly not any expansion.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How does this building relate to Nicola Tesla? Odd, that the article does not make any mention of this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

because Tesla = cool = electricity = future = ICONIC

or something. who knows how this delusional man thinks

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mana is just coming to terms with the existence of electricity. In another 100 years he’ll realize he can harness that power for real estate development

Cap
1 month ago

Until he actually completes his projects, SCREW MANA!

Anonymous
1 month ago

So much hatred. Is it because he isn’t moving fast enough for you? Get a life.

Anonymous
1 month ago

He actually isn’t moving at all. He’s stalling the development of downtown Miami so maybe he should get a life and leave Miami for good!

Anonymous
1 month ago

He literally stalled the Flagler Street redesign because he didn’t like the pavers, while leaving all the buildings he owns on the street to decay.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Shill

Anonymous
1 month ago

He is a troll

Anonymous
1 month ago

That building will be finished in 2058

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think they need to look up the definition of iconic. This is not it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Iconic? More like moronic!

Azarius
1 month ago

Downtown first will be completed before this and if anyone who really know construction and development…

Azarius
1 month ago

Knows Mana is washing money

EJS
1 month ago

Wow, if that’s what Mana considers ‘iconic’ — I’d hate to see what else he has planned for downtown (but then again, I probably won’t be able to see it in my lifetime, the way Mana’s been dragging his feet).

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love how iconic is in quotes. If there was one building Mana could have torn down and built a 500 footer, it was this one. Great location near two mover stations, a couple blocks from Flagler, a couple blocks from the river and one of the bridges, right on Miami avenue, building was not historic nor architecturally significant, etc.

Azarius
1 month ago

And he could’ve made it a real iconic destination

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wtf is this? How about instead of doing a cheap renovation on a 13 story building put up a skyscraper instead. This is in downtown pretty much everything that has been built this year regardless of the price has been at 70% leased before the building is even done.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

How is it iconic, he just put more glass on an existing building. It use to have my favorite family owned subway in downtown that had the freshest subs.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Your sandwich shop can move next door. A glass building is actually being built.

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

I just mentioned it being the best subway downtown. This was already a office

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well there was a time I liked Subway too, when whole sandwiches were five dollars. Then I realized Publix and any hole in the wall Italian delis are better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very cool.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sin mirar el diccionario definan la palabra icónico….estoy seguro que no podran hacerlo!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well his pathetic renderings at least got the Metromover right in how pathetic it is with it’s current stations and rolling stock.

BG..
1 month ago

nice to see the passion on this for….I think? Has anyone considered that “iconic” stands for a representation of what the building stands for? not just the eye candy?

BG..
1 month ago

*form

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t think this tower is “iconic”, as they praised themselves. In fact, everything that surrounds Tesla is more illusion, marketing and self-promotion than reality. It almost went bankrupt in 2018 or 1019, little by little the bitcoin market shook up by announcing that it would accept crypto and then denying it. Now, a normal, simple tower, nothing special, is very little for those who seem to feel like they own the world.

BG..
1 month ago

no other automaker has done what they have. they are now selling their software to competition. plz research.

Anonymous
1 month ago

the building has no association with the brand

Anonymous
1 month ago

P.T. Barnum couldn’t have spun this crap any better. “Iconic”, “Innovation”, “Tech focus”, ” community ecosystems”, “rapid, meaningful, permanent vitality for a neighborhood”. #GawdIHateHipsterBuzzwords

BG..
1 month ago

please research tesla more. some think its an automaker, some think its an energy company. they arent beating competition, they are reinventing the way things are done. automated taxi business is worth 9 trillion. just research , plz

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just 324 stalls for car storage?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Iconic my ass ,

Anonymous
1 month ago

Iconic?! You got to be kidding ! Lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

An iconic remodeling indeed