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
15 days ago

Please god in heaven grant this to our city

William
15 days ago

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

Azarius
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

why do you think?

Anonymous
13 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days ago

Agreed. Should have started when Paramount was finishing .

Anonymous
15 days ago

Hope it gets built before Tibor leaves the room.

Anonymous
15 days 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
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
13 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

He says his next project is his best one.

Anonymous
15 days ago

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

Shawn Kouri
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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
15 days ago

Damn, that looks unironically iconic and transformative.

POLO
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

That old tower is hideous

Yet Another Anonymous
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

Is Aston Martin built? Seems to be taking forever.

Anonymous
15 days 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
15 days ago

Agree!!!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymus
14 days 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
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days 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
14 days ago

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

Yet Another Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days ago

Omg this is beautiful!!!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Miami Winning!!

Anonymous
15 days 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
15 days ago

Just keep the original design.

Anonymous
15 days ago

WTC wanna be

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days 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
14 days 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
15 days ago

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

Anonymous
15 days ago

Orgasmic!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Dame tu leche!

Anonymouse
15 days ago

Once again, time to dream on.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Or just wake up and look around you

Anonymous
15 days ago

Taller than the Comcast tower in philly…?

Anonymous
15 days 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
14 days 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
14 days ago

Not quite on the east coast.

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days ago

More office, just what the cbd needs!