Miami Developer Preparing To Build Tallest East Coast Tower South Of New York

A Miami developer which recently completed the tallest tower in Miami is now preparing to build an even taller one.

Florida East Coast Realty is moving forward with plans to begin building One Bayfront Plaza, the developer told the SFBJ last week.

One Bayfront Plaza is planned to rise 1,049 feet, making it the tallest building on the east coast of the U.S. south of New York, the developer said.

The new tower will have a mix of high-end residential apartments and office space. Company founder Tibor Hollo, who is 94, is overseeing design.

Demolition of a building on the site is planned to begin in the first half of 2022.

FECR’s headquarters are in the building that is set to be demolished. The company is currently designing new offices at 1101 Brickell which will serve as their new headquarters.

FECR completed the 85-story, 868-foot Panorama Tower in Brickell in 2018 with 821 rental apartments, a 208-room Hyatt Centric hotel, 100,000 square feet of office and 50,000 square feet of retail.

Demand for apartments in the building has exceeded their expectation, FECR said, with 100% of units now occupied. Demand is so strong that the developer has been able to successfully increase prices, they added. Many of the building’s tenants relocated from New York and California.

 

Sketches of a potential design for One Bayfront Plaza posted on the social media account of ODP Architects earlier this year:

A Kohn Pedersen Fox design for the tower approved in 2017:

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Please god in heaven grant this to our city

William
1 month ago

The first design was amazing. No clue why he would want to change it other than to cut costs.

Azarius
1 month ago

My only thing is we go have like 3/4 towered all maxed out at 1049?

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Please god in heaven grant this to our city?”

An earthquake just devastated Haiti including their churches and you think God is not concerned about that but he should be concerned about Miami getting some tall building?

Glad I don’t think like you religious rightwingers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why do you think he is a right winger? He is probably a leftist.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah.. lefties know not to ask God for trivial shit like that…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why do you think it’s a he? Could be a she. Or a ze.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Read “Timothy 2:12 and Corinthians 14:34.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

why do you think?

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Because the Bibles says “God is a MAN of war…”

Anonymous
1 month ago

That fox design would have truly been iconic and a game changer for the Miami skyline

Anonymous
1 month ago

They waited too long to ride this wave.
This tower should be halfway done by now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agreed. Should have started when Paramount was finishing .

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hope it gets built before Tibor leaves the room.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ill believe it when its topped out, Tibor has been trying to build this for decades. Old design looks better than new sketches

Anonymous
1 month ago

What’s the problem with increasing building heights to 1200 ft for just a few blocks in that area of downtown?

Anonymous
1 month ago

FAA has a 1,049 ft cap because of airport proximity

Anonymous
15 days ago

They couldn’t have built the airport in a worst trajectory. They go around the Everglades ANYWAYS. They only come down the beach to show the “allure” of you being in Miami.

If planes landed directly from the beach facing West than I understand keeping the height restriction. But every flight makes that stupid U turn in the Everglades…

Anonymous
1 month ago

This will be the 94 year old Tibor Hollo’s legacy project… should he live to see it completed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

He would tell you that the “Villa Magna” is his legacy project.

Anonymous
1 month ago

He says his next project is his best one.

Anonymous
1 month ago

2 super tall buildings for 2022 this could be a break out year for larger projects

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

Finally!! Which renderings are they going to use? I like the older one

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope you’re not talking about that ice cream scooper designed one but the very first design that was shown because that’s the one I like better also.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Damn, that looks unironically iconic and transformative.

POLO
1 month ago

Fantastic news, however, they should have demolished the old tower on the site a long time ago.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That old tower is hideous

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

The new square design is almost identical to the WTC Miami tower 2 blocks up. Twin towers?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just like Aston-Martin, this will never be built.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Is Aston Martin built? Seems to be taking forever.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Worst developer in the city. Under delivers and the end product is always subpar. Look at his past projects like The Club and Opera Tower….garbage.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look at a little place called the Omni International Mall of Miami.

Anonymus
1 month ago

It certainly looks cool, but living in a big tower is simply a hassle. Difficult to park, package situation impossible to manage, too many neighbors, rules, lack of privacy, full amenities etc. Nothing to gain. Ps I live in Panorama (the current tallest building South of New York).

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who’s down with OBP? Yeah you know me…!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Philadelphia doesn’t count as an East Coast city? The Comcast building is Philly is 100 feet taller than this will be. Maybe they can say tallest occupied floor or something.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast_Technology_Center

Anonymous
1 month ago

Philly shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same paragraph as MIAMI

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

Philadelphia is 50 miles inland in a state that doesn’t touch the ocean. It’s farther from the ocean than Orlando

Anonymous
1 month ago

East coast doesn’t literally mean it needs to be on the coast

Anonymous
1 month ago

East Coast means the shoreline of your state touches the Atlantic Ocean.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Omg this is beautiful!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Winning!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope the Fox design is used, those sketches don’t look very promising and we definitely don’t need Miami’s next tallest looking like an unimaginative box.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just keep the original design.

Anonymous
1 month ago

WTC wanna be

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please let that “revision” be conceptual. From the original two towers, to two KPF designs, and a f-ing box with a silly tapered base? The biggest downgrade since Metropolitan Miami, but at least that had the benefit of the doubt with the economy crashing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You and that poster who wrote – “The Comcast Tower in Philadelphia is 973′ tall. Both Waldorf Astoria and this tower, One Bayfront Plaza will be roughly 70 feet taller,” should argue about that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

FECR/Hollow has been pimping this for nearly 15 years now–since 2007. Every few years they show a design and announce demolition of the current building (which is still currently advertising long term leases btw) and a start date, none of which ever happen. This is only to be believed if it ever goes vertical which is unlikely.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hear angels singing “aaaaaaaa” is some holy soft voice

Anonymous
1 month ago

Orgasmic!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dame tu leche!

Anonymouse
1 month ago

Once again, time to dream on.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Or just wake up and look around you

Anonymous
1 month ago

Taller than the Comcast tower in philly…?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Comcast Tower in Philadelphia is 973′ tall. Both Waldorf Astoria and this tower, One Bayfront Plaza will be roughly 70 feet taller.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There are two Comcast towers in Philly. Comcast Center is 973′ tall, yes. But the Comcast Technology Center is 1,121′ feet tall, so I’m pretty sure this is not an accurate claim that it’ll be tallest south of New York.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

Not quite on the east coast.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We are talking super cities here, cheese steak boy! You can stick a fork in Philly.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Perfect opportunity to build an iconic building that is beautiful and architecturally significant. After looking at the missed opportunity with the ugly and clunky 84 story Panorama…. I’m afraid Hollo will do the same thing. Build a 100 story eye sore

Anonymous
1 month ago

More office, just what the cbd needs!