Melo Group Completes Foundation Pour At 60-Story Downtown 1st, Their Tallest Ever

The foundation of the 60-story Downtown 1st tower is now in place after a massive concrete pour last night, and vertical construction will now begin.

Downtown 1st will become the tallest tower ever developed by Melo Group, at 557 feet tall.

L&R Structural, the project’s shell contractor, wrote on social media that last night’s pour used around 3,000 cubic yards of concrete.

The pour took place around two weeks after the first tower crane was installed at the site.

Melo broke ground on Downtown 1st in mid-March.

The developer has a reputation for speedy construction. The twin 53-story Downtown 5th towers that the company developed nearby topped off earlier this year just 47 weeks after groundbreaking. L&R also served as the shell contractor for those towers.

When complete, Downtown 1st will include 560 apartments.

 


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Devil’s nectar
5 months ago

Just drove by. It’s already topped off

Dj Khalid
5 months ago

Another one

Jesus
5 months ago

I saw the construction site just yesterday. That area needs serious development considering it’s right next to a Metro Mover station. Unfortunately, there’s many people there living on the streets at the moment and I hope they find them a better place to be in however if that area gets a few buildings with residents, we will see a dramatic resurgence.

Azarius
5 months ago

Nicely stated 👌🏾

Anonymous
5 months ago

is the tent city still there?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hopefully Flagler Street gets highrises too instead of just some pavers that will take 3 years to put into place…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Flagler Street us mostly owned by Mana Mañana who will likely take longer to renovate the building nearby than build anything new.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Odds of that 5G tower gets knocked over during construction

Anonymous
5 months ago

I was thinking the same thing.

I’m surprised Melo hasn’t just removed it now to be done with it for the year they’re under construction.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Meanwhile in Mana Land…

Anonymous
5 months ago

commissioner ken russell please remove that homeless encampment across the street from this bld

Anonymous
5 months ago

He’s busy flaunting a single solar-powered streetlight.

Anonymous
5 months ago

You and the anonymous above have the option to go to court and fight to have that homeless encampment removed. But remember, homeless people have rights also.

Good luck!

CEC
5 months ago

The Melos; some more of my heros!

NYC Loves Miami
5 months ago

Wow, these guys don’t play. Do they own any more lots in downtown?

Anonymous G
5 months ago

Melo and L&R is an amazing combo!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Based King Melo

Anonymous
5 months ago

I’m pretty sure the Pour called for 4,000 Cubic feet of concrete…But you know this developer gets it done with only 3,000 cubic feet.

Anonymous
5 months ago

cubic yards.

Anonymous
5 months ago

, 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard. So what you thought was the amount of pour, multiply x 27 to get the actual concrete…. that is a lot of concete.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Meh-lo. Make Everything Look Offensive = MELO

Anonymous
5 months ago

Keep going Melo.. forget these naysayers.

Nativo
5 months ago

Yeah, I was pretty MEH on Melo, too. But, when you consider they are secondary street locations and go up in about 5 minutes for new renters coming into Miami, they are a lot nicer than most of the Arquitectonica 1-sided / exposed hallway buildings with walls of corridor lights facing the City.

La Condesa de San Ignacio
5 months ago

Melo, mamao Melo, ba, ba, ba, Melo…..

Anonymous
5 months ago

That parking podium tho….

Anonymous
5 months ago

It’s really nice!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yep, considering Melo’s how hideous Melo’s parking pedestals are usually.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Looks 100% better than the “podium” of Yotel Pad (which are actually hotel rooms and not even a parking deck)

Anonymous
5 months ago

If you saw what the Yotel Pad podium looked like in the earlier renderings, even Melo’s ugliest parking podiums looks alright.