Mana Says He Has Started Construction On Nikola Tesla Innovation Hub

Moishe Mana has announced that he has commenced construction on the Nikola Tesla Innovation Hub in Downtown Miami.

The Nikola Tesla Innovation Hub will be created by renovating a 13-story office building at 155 South Miami Avenue, formerly the City National Bank building.

Records show that a Notice of Commencement to begin work was filed on January 26. A renovation permit from Miami’s Building Department has been issued.

According to the permit, 150,000 square feet will be renovated at a cost of $14.9 million.

The 13-story office building will house the Miami International University of Art and Design, with another five floors on the lower levels for a startup hub, Mana previously said.

Telesco Construction is the contractor.

The Miami Herald first reported Mana’s announcement, which was made in an online presentation.

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

Guarantee this comes to a screeching halt and mana will say “we are waiting to become the next FILM HUB”

Anonymous
2 months ago

Are we going to ignore and forget about the Flagler street renovations that was suppose to be completed 3 years ago but mana forced the city to halt it because he wanted to put pavers instead of the asphalt and nothing has been done since? LOL.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This man is single handedly holding back the CBD in such a disgusting manner. All his buildings are turning into homeless drug dens and he could care less.

Anonymous
2 months ago

To be fair, the CBD was held back by Brickell taking development from the historic core and slumlords years before Mana, like MDC and tearing down fine properties with the prospects of building big, only the build a temporary “taxpayer” mini malls like “Ultramont” and “Galeria International.” He certainly did ruin prospects during this boom, however.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Lmao at Mana announcing he’s gonna paint a building and pretending like it matters in a city that’s attracting billion dollar investments from all over the world. He’s done “renovations” before and they’ve ended up with him stiffing the contractors. No one in tech has a clue who he is and his reputation is toxic.

Anonymous
2 months ago

lmao yeah the building is already there, it just looks like hes adding more windows and painting it white.

Bobby
2 months ago

In fairness he’s spending $15mm according to the permit…probably a bit more than just paint don’t you think?

Anonymous
2 months ago

okay mana

Azarius
2 months ago

I watched the zoom and he is focused on linking South America to tech to start a movement there. The company he’s paired with are serious about moving in and the Latin American market. Mayor Suarez is focused on the Global approach, which I like. But all in all this is actually happening and a good thing to start with.

Anonymous
2 months ago

about time Mana is doing something. finally.

Anonymous
2 months ago

This man isn’t worth the font appearing on my screen right now.

Anonymous
2 months ago

must be a cold day in hell, not just Texas

Anonymous
2 months ago

Is there a difference?

Dave the Crackhead ™
2 months ago

Hell probably has a functioning local government with accountability?

Anonymous G
2 months ago

Wow almost hard to believe. I hope that the project goes well. About time Mana does something. Lets see how this project will turn out.

Anonymous
2 months ago

wow about time

Anonymous
2 months ago

I’m surprised Nikola is getting their own hub after all the fraud that has been happening. If they faked their electric trucks, imagine how the business itself is gonna operate.

Marc
2 months ago

It has nothing to do with Nikola or Tesla. I know Nikola Tesla was a legend, but naming this building after him is obviously going to cause confusion since both of the car companies used his name first.

But maybe that’s what Mana wants? For people to think his renovated drug den in the middle of downtown has something to do with Nikola and/or Tesla.

Anonymous
2 months ago

At least Elon Musk has built cars and sent rockets to space. Mana wishes he was the Elon Musk of real estate, except we already had one who he has raged about the past four years.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I’m going to pass by and see myself

Anonymous
2 months ago

Let us know!!

Anonymous
2 months ago

The rendering looks great. It would bring the building back to life

Anonymous
2 months ago

the building is already there, hes just going to add more windows and paint it white.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s a Re-Skin of an Old Building. I know it well…it’s full of asbestos and needs to be stripped down to the bare concrete + re-done. Like most on this post…”Good Luck” with Mana getting ANYTHING Done. It’s all talk. Peddling Renderings done by his Buddy Bernard Zyscovich.

Casey
2 months ago

The bottomline is that Mana has the ability to absolutely transform Downtown… the walkability of it makes it unlike anywhere else in Miami… imagine if it were thriving… a strip of great bars and restaurants…

Maru
1 month ago

I’m one of the few big fans of Downtown Miami And see the potential. It’s good to see more and more interesting restaurants and bars popping up everywhere… i just hope they can hold until the bigger development arrives.

There seems to already be construction going on at this specific site. I hope things don’t stretch that long!

Anonymous
2 months ago

If I owned those derelict stores the city would be on me so that I would have to appear before the board constantly to defend the daily fines they would impose.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It is an existing and OCCUPIED office building renovation. He can barely do the common areas. I bet the facade will not be done. How is this even news anyways especially? Tons of buildings do their common areas and facade every year. Also what a pretentious choice to use such a historically significant name for such am underwhelming 1980 low rise property….

Neither Mana nor the mayor are the ones bringing any tech firm over. Most companies are coming here post election to avoid expected NY or California income tax rates. And blue chip firms will most likely move into class A buildings which this property will never be.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Its an existing and OCCUPIED office building renovation. How is this even news? You know how many buildings are redoing their facades or common areas every year… Its an occupied building the only renovation he can do is in the common areas. Most likely the facade will NOT be done. Also what a pretentious choice to use such a historically important name for an underwhelming 1980 low rise office building!

Anonymous
2 months ago

lol

Anonymous
2 months ago

Mana finally woke up? …let’s hope it’s true.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Just drove by. Absolutely nothing going on.

Anonymous
2 months ago

TNM probably mean’t “Mana broke wind…”

Anonymous
2 months ago

nah I can see from my balcony there is movement

Anonymous
2 months ago

such a lie lol it’s clearly an active construction site. I can see it from my window

Anonymous
2 months ago

Nah this guy is right. There’s nothing going on there. I walked by with high hopes but it was empty. I guess Mana is leaving comments pretending their is work going on

Anonymous
2 months ago

nope not true. i went inside the construction site and they are doing work

Anonymous
2 months ago

That’s absolutely false. Unless your eyes were closed when you drove by, you would see that construction has obviously begun.

Anonymous
2 months ago

You obviously haven’t seen it lol

Anonymous
2 months ago

Fake

Anonymous
2 months ago

Nikolai and Mana—two do-nothings.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Thats a very busy corner, leads directly onto 95N and S…

tom calderon
1 month ago

Mana just another con man like Flagstone with the Watson Island Gardens Project

tom calderon
1 month ago

Flagler St., Miami’s Main St. is a disgrace. City Hall looks the other way. World Class City, what a joke.

Anonymous
2 months ago

tech hub in miami L O L im sorry but this is really funny

Anonymous
2 months ago

I’m sorry too but I have to agree.
Miami is far from being a tech hub.
The closest thing to a tech hub will be in North Broward or Palm Beach, but not here.
I’m not either impressed with the news about fund companies searching to move here.
Boloney

Anonymous
2 months ago

I agree. Same people which cheering about tech companies move to miami they dream about a casino in downtown. You must realize that you can’t have both aspects of progress. You must choose the future of your city.