Miami Getting Yet Another Supertall Tower: MAJOR., On Brickell Avenue

Another supertall tower has just been announced in Miami.

The new supertall will be called MAJOR. and will be built at 888 Brickell Avenue.

The goal is to build “the most luxurious residential tower in the world,” the developers said in a press release.

MAJOR. will rise 1,049 feet – the maximum permitted in Miami by the Federal Aviation Administration.

According to the press release, MAJOR. will include:

  • 259 residential condos
  • Hospitality use
  • Multiple restaurants and nightclubs

In the release, the developer also claimed that the building would have “the most impressive collection of food and beverage amenities of any building in Miami, if not the United States.”

Studio Sofield is the architect designing the tower. Sofield will also design the lobby and residences.

Ken Fulk Inc. is designing the food, beverage, and club spaces.

JDS and Major Food Group are the developers. JDS is also developing the 64-story One Southside Park already under construction nearby.

The developers recently applied to the county to request more intense zoning for the property.

Supertall announcements are now coming on a regular basis in Miami.

There are now at least 8 supertalls actively planned in Brickell alone, with several more also planned across the river in downtown Miami (including the Waldorf Astoria about to break ground).

 

 

This building will be demolished to make way for the new supertall:

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

 

A 2016 proposal for a 38-story Arquitectonica-designed office tower at 888 Brickell, now cancelled:

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Anonymous
1 month ago

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

“the most luxurious residential tower in the world”

Sure

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well I hope it’s not a square cigarette box design with dancing balconies.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Probably will be tbh

Anonymous
1 month ago

every new announcement is “the most luxurious”…..cmon!!!

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

Might as well say super duper luxury from now on.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That is not true.

Anonymous
1 month ago

will be a big box.

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

I won’t be surprised if it becomes “ The most ultra-luxurious residential tower in the world “

Anonymous
1 month ago

let’s wait for the renderings reveal lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

18 caret gold toilet paper!

Joseph
1 month ago

It’s JDS, which built what is arguably the current most “luxurious residential tower in the world” (111 West 57th Street in Manhattan), so as much as I usually roll my eyes at these kinds of statements, this time it’s conceivably feasible

Anonymous
1 month ago

PMG was involved with that one don’t forget 🙂

Anonymous
1 month ago

No one likes to say it but can you imagine driving in Brickell during rush hour in 5 years. Gunna be some Hong Kong level shit lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe the city will finally be forced to invest in quality public transportation by then?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hopefully!

Anonymous
1 month ago

That won’t fix it.
Too late with the ease of parking everywhere why take a bus or a train?
Unless, buses have dedicated lanes and given priority

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well there won’t be ease of parking once there’s a bunch of super tall residentials in Brickell which would induce demand for transit

Anonymous
1 month ago

Soon will demolish all these ugly parking buildings and transform it to residential or office buildings. Start to walk your ass or take a train.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I still won’t take a bus with dedicated lanes, unless that bus happens to be on a rail embedded in the street, if you know what I mean.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You talked like the City does not invest because is sitting in a pile of cash…

Anonymous
1 month ago

And what you mean by “City will finally be forced”, what you mean is PEOPLE with money will be TAXED enough to pay for the PEOPLE unwilling to pay for their own ride.

Cities NEVER have their own money. Cities get money from taking it from people. If you don’t pay property tax on your property, the government TAKES your property from you.

“The City”, “The State”, “the Feds” do not innovate, create, or do anything but create parasitic opportunities to TAKE money and value from the producers who are working to make the world a better place.

Young people…understand. Government is NOT the solution, Government is the problem.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So by “pay for their own ride” you mean everyone should have a car and drive everywhere they go? Get the fuck out of here. I choose to live my life, not sit through the whole thing in traffic.

Thank God for Private Enterprise
1 month ago

Who pays for your Metro Mover ride? What about the subsidized Metrorail fare?

ALL tax paying citizens of Miami-Dade county foot the bill for public transit. As paying members we all have the right to opine as to how our money is spent. Name calling only goes to demonstrate your lack of civility and immaturity.

You prefer to avoid traffic by taking advantage of subsidized public transit now when fares are either free in the case of the metro mover or a couple of bucks with metro rail. Would you be so willing to forgo driving when presented with the TRUE cost of your fare?

I, like you, take advantage of public transit. However, unlike you I understand that the system is inefficient and wholly dependent on funding from county coffers and or federal funds. If it were run like an actual business then we would have much more logical system that would have expanded farther than ours that has been largely frozen in the 1970/80s.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Gasoline is subsidized, so the same could be said of driving. The true cost of gasoline is a hell of a lot higher than we pay in the US due to taxpayers subsidizing the fossil fuel industry. Public transit makes sense when it comes to moving large numbers of people. We just don’t think that way in most of the states.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I am against corporate welfare.

That is not the point.

Gasoline is taxed like mad. About 60 cents of EVERY gallon sold in Florida taxes the individual and goes to the government. I pay about $720 a year in gasoline taxes, $600 a year for toll roads via Sunpass. Probably the same for anyone drivng 12,000 miles per year.

Not complaining, just saying, that it is not paying a “fair share” to buy anyone else a new pony because they think that they are too special to ride a bus.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What subsidies? You mean like home heating oil subsidies for poor residents so the can not freeze to death up North in the winter? That kind of fossil fuel industry subsidy?

Anonymous
1 month ago

True…
I pay for my own ride.
AND I subsidize the current public transit system.
That’s nearly okay. IF it were run more effectively and efficiently it would be better.

What is insulting is when baby wants a new pony, when the old pony works. Baby doesnt think about who is paying for either of the ponies, but wants a new one now!

Anonymous
1 month ago

No…lets decipher that message.
By “pay for your own ride”, I mean pay for your own ride.

That can be a pair of All-birds a skateboard, a scooter, a tri-cycle, a fixie, a car, a moped, it doesnt matter to me. I just dont want to be forced to buy any luxury items for you when their are perfectly viable alternatives available.

Calculate the cost to build you dream rail.
Amortize that cost annually over the useful life of the capital expenditure.
Calculate the annual cost to operate it.
Divide by the number of riders and VOILA…that’s the cost per “ticket”.

If you chose to pay for your own ride, that’s great. Odds are, you have never considered the cost per ride.

Fuck Ronald Reagan
1 month ago

Sounds like you have it all figured out! Let’s just destroy the government and let private enterprise run everything! I mean just look at our healthcare system. That has been a raging success without the government, right?

Thank God for Private Enterprise
1 month ago

Our healthcare system is the way it is due to Government Intervention. We have a semi-socialized system that is highly regulated and dysfunctional. Despite this, we are and have been for decades the leading innovators in pharmaceuticals and treatments.

Take the ingenuity of private American entities out of the equation and all the socialized healthcare systems of the world would be back in the 20th century in terms of treatment. The Government has its responsibilities, healthcare is just not one of them.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Healthcare is exactly what the government should be responsible for, along with education, infrastructure, etc.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You may want the government to be responsible for healthcare but fortunately we live a constitutional federal republic where our government has specific parameters with regards to its reach in such matters.

If you prefer a system that “takes care” of you from cradle to grave there are plenty of options to consider. I suspect you are a fan of the Nordic countries, but I doubt you’d be able to become a citizen and benefit from their programs. You’d also realize that those countries are extremely market oriented with a friendlier disposition to private enterprise than even we have in the US. Of course, since the money needs to come from somewhere, they have some of the highest tax rates in the world where ALL of their citizens are taxed at an extraordinary degree; rich or poor. To maintain the subsidized programs, they severely restrict immigration into their countries. It is easy run Denmark or Norway with large social programs with a couple million people and have large oil reserves, much harder when you are a country of 330 million people with millions coming in every year from all backgrounds.

On the bright-side there is always North Korea, Cuba and China if you want total state control. Curious thing is no one ever wants to immigrate to those countries.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stop with the constitutional bs. Constitutions should live and breathe, not be mired in the 18th century.

Anonymous
1 month ago

In case you missed it we no longer have the greatest anything except maybe universities, where we educate more foreign students than Americans. The latter is this countries real problem. Americans shouldn’t have to pay for a university education that ensures American brainpower remains American.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Without government? Bwaa-haaaa! C’mon, it’s an absurd assertion that our health care system operates without government.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No.
Stay focused.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow.
You dont destroy the Government because a few vocal people want someone else to buy them a new pony when they have already paid for a po y that works.

You do shake your head a little…because you know those new pony lovers went to Government School to get a Government education, refuse to understand the nuance of the discussion, and cant stay focused.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then make the developers pay for the infrastructure and transit upgrades needed because of their ventures.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Didn’t DeSantis just pass some executive order that pushes the tax burden onto the citizens vs the developers? Impact fees?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes! lol
I hope that I can drive in Brickell during rush hour in 5 years from now! lol

I like to say it. lol
I can imagine. lol

I aspire to greaterness! lol

I cannot imagine being an average or below average thinker, living in an average or below average neighborhood. lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

I moved here from Manhattan. Brickell IS the below average neighborhood. lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Flights are pretty cheap, if you are missing the big apple go back!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brickell winning!

Anonymous
1 month ago

When compared to other US cities, no other place comes to mind other than NYC regarding the amount of new projects/supertalls Miami is getting. People tend to forget that this city is less than 150 years old, yet we still have the third largest skyline in the US. That number will only continue to increase evident by these recent proposals. Still, we need much more effective public transit to continue this great growth…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Seems like we have our priorities mixed up. Skyscrapers alone do not a city make.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, but Hollywood sure make a habit of showing the skyline no matter what city or town they’re filming in.

Azarius
1 month ago

Oh I’m waiting on this, Miami developers have big claims with mediocre results. Love the fact Major Food group is involved and JDS are serious on development in Miami so high hopes. Wonder who the architect is?

Azarius
1 month ago

I’m not sure about clubs in Brickell 😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

I really like that brutalist building actually lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Me, too

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brutalist architecture of miami is great.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I won’t be surprised if forces try and designate it historic to stop development (i.e. Miami Herald), meanwhile prewar legitimate historic buildings are being destroyed in the city left and right.

Yet another anonymous
1 month ago

Relatively large “pygmy” date palms next to the building as well

Anonymous
1 month ago

Eight supertalls proposed in brickell? I can only think of OBCC and Towers by Foster. What others have been proposed south of the river?

banana republican
1 month ago

foster towers (2)

brickell city centre (1)

baccarat towers (3)

church food truck lot (1)

burger king (1)

diario de las americas (1)

Anonymous
1 month ago

3 towers of Lofty
2 towers at Tobacco Rd
2 towers by St Regis next to Santa Maria
2 towers behind Brickell on the River
2 towers in the empty lot north of Brickell Citycenter

Anonymous
1 month ago

all these never ending announcements about supertalls and such yet not ONE official announcement from elected losers about addressing traffic and mobility in any way shape or form…….too bad

Anonymous
1 month ago

Aren’t you happy about scooters?

Anonymous
1 month ago

ANY way, shape, or form?
Wrong.
I seem to have read or seen something somewhere about double decking 836 and a bridge of some sort near the Performing Arts Center.
And there was the guy proposing tunnels or something.
And a train that goes to Orlando.
And TriRail coming Into Downtown..
And BRT to South Dade.
And etc etc etc

Grady Muhammad
1 month ago

You are right on all fronts just needs Tri-Rail not bright line $10 from aventura to downtown. I can get from palm beach to 79 street metro-fail is a better option 2.

Magazine
1 month ago

Anyone care to explain how this will be built? Shut down Brickell Avenue for traffic? Shut down the through street across from 1010 Brickell? Is a 1,000ft residential tower going to let their traffic out onto Brickell Avenue? The sidestreet that already backs up brickell avenue when anyone is trying to turn?

I am all for more development – but its insane to think you can simply add thousands and thousands of new units and office space with quite literally zero infrastructure development.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They are overbuilding. Density of Manhattan but every resident has a car. In 10 years it will be a nightmare to live there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Clearly, you have different nightmares than I do.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you don’t live in or plan on living in the area, why worry?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I live in downtown and because I kinda give a shit about the future of the city I live in and my career is architecture / urban planning so yeah I kind of care

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can do all the caring you want but you really don’t know how things are going to turn out.. do you?

Anonymous
1 month ago

PT Barnum said that a sucker is born every minute. When and who ever invented the idea of an URBAN PLANNER? Why does any thinking person take them seriously?

Serious question:
If you were an “Urban Planner” in the 1970’s, would you think you knew it all when “Urban Planners” planned I-95 to run through the middle of Overtown?

In my experience, “Urban Planners” act like know it alls.

Recently, I heard a government transportation bureaucrat know it all try to convince me that I-95 is RACIST.

This was an educated person. I am sure that he didn’t mean that concrete, asphalt, etc are racist building materials. What did he mean?

Did he mean that the government bureaucrat know it alls who came up with the plan to put I-95 through Overtown were racists? (that would be strange…because he IS a government transportation bureaucrat). Are 2021 government transportation bureaucrat know it alls any more know it all eee than the 1970 know it alls?

If that is true, it would be safe to say that government bureaucrat know it alls should no longer make decisions about urban planning?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It turns out that the international association of planning professionals – ISOCARP – was established in 1965.
Just in time to come up with genius ideas like spending billions of taxpayer dollars to run I-95 through Overtown.
Jane Jacobs 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities” clearly exposed and amplified the silliness of the “anointed” government central planners, urban planners, and geniuses who know better than citizens about how to “plan” their communities and lives.

So, the next time some fool community organizer tries to suggest that greedy developers destroyed Overtown…the deft and educated critical thinkers of The Next Miami will know that it was doofy Government Transportation Bureaucrats that came up with that STUPID idea.

NOW….the Government Transportation Bureaucrat know it alls want to convince everyone that I-95 should be torn down.

Government Transportation Bureaucrat know it alls spent billions to build i-95 in the 1970’s.
NOW…Government Transportation Bureaucrat know it alls want spend more billions to tear it down.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You live downtown but dont use the Metromover? Ok bud

Anonymous
1 month ago

Slowly slowly people will face the reality and will abandon their cars as all people of major cities does. Miami used to be a village couple of years ago and people still have this village mentality.

Anonymous
1 month ago

a couple of years ago… so Miami was a quaint little village back in 2019? The rest of your post is even more inaccurate.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The very similar to the way they built 830 Brickell. SLS Lux etc. Etc. Etc.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You could rely mostly on walking and only use your car when absolutely necessary?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would be nice if people thought like that but we know better……

Anonymous
1 month ago

Since none of the announced supertalls have even applied for a building permit I wouldn’t worry about it. Most will fall by the wayside.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Literally zero” ??
It seems that you either don’t know the meaning of “literally”, the meaning of “zero” or recent history.

I am old enough to remember 2019.
In 2019, there was a MAJOR infrastructure project that upgraded water/sewer and pumping stations in Brickell and there was a MAJOR project upgrading the Miami Avenue Bridge all at the same time Brickell City Centre, Rise, Reach, East Hotel, SLS Lux, 1110 Brickell, FlatIron, Monarch, and Brickell Heights were all being constructed.

Somehow, the Brickell neighborhood survived to December 2021.
While it is true, some people find it “impossible” to walk because the sidewalks are “too narrow”, more and more people are moving to Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And none of the super talls have applied for actual building permits, as of 1 month ago.

Anonymous
1 month ago

JDS is #1 in NY and now Miami!

Anonymous
1 month ago

with all the projects going on in downtown , i thought brickell was going to slow down but it keeps coming back with more big projects

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

MAJOR project in Brickell, indeed

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

I would like to see renderings please.

Anonymous
1 month ago

But will it be iconic?

Anonymous
1 month ago

GAME CHANGER!

Anonymous
1 month ago

First Lofty and now Major? Can we get some better names please??

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m not in construction, so please forgive my ignorance, but can a super tall be built on such a small lot? Wouldn’t the foundation affect the neighboring building that is so close?

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

They’re using high dense concrete now and the pilings go straight down. NYC is adding alot of small lot super tall buildings lately.

A. Nonymous
1 month ago

Some of those superskinny supertalls in NYC are having major issues – creaking, flooding, and swaying.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep, the superrich are seeing flooding in their NYC penthouses.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Iconic

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now every developer wants to compete with Waldorf Astoria ,well ,I’m ok with it, keep bringing iconic towers

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nice design that continues the tower to the ground level in the front rather than the whole thing sitting on a pedestal.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What an odd rendering…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m surprised it is not the most ICONIC supernal building in the world.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another damm we have at least 5 super tells proposed

Anonymous
1 month ago

*8 I mean

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s peanuts compared to someplace like Hong Kong.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And….what does that have to do with the price of eggs in China?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Price of eggs, I thought the article was talking about a supertall building?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dibai

PirataDeCulo
1 month ago

Please use SHOP or Foster for the Architect!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Give me Calatrava. In fact, give me his planned but dropped tower for Chicago. http://bit.ly/2GvHeuz

Anonymous
1 month ago

Considering SHOP and Foster’s mediocre proposals for Miami, I would be skeptical. I’ll take RAMSA, please!

We The Best
1 month ago

Major 🔑 Alert!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

so much hype… MAJOR. yawn

Fern
1 month ago

And the rents will fly through the roof of even this supertall. At least the actual people who live in this city will have pretty buildings to look at

Anonymous
1 month ago

Incremental housing supply will help. Ultimately, the market finds equilibrium based on actual levels of supply and demand. We can’t help that governance is so abysmal in the northern states, so the migration will continue. Best thing is to keep the housing stock trajectory in line or ahead of demand.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, Donald Trump is an abysmal New Yorker.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t you mean New York is too abysmal for Donald Trump? LOL, TDS Brandon boot-licker.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Your kind has a habit of putting down people from North East states.. that is until the orange one bent over and told you giys to start licking where the sun doesn’t shine and you began to polish up that area real GOOD!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I live across the street from this proposed project. I am hoping that it stays mostly vacant after it is done being built. Condos in Miami seem to be lock boxes for wealth from other parts of the country and other parts of the world.

Anonymous
1 month ago

#1. IF it were true true that they are lockboxes, so what?
#2. Why wish that they stay vacant? Wouldn’t it be better if they were occupied by young renters trying to get ahead in life?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t you know?.. TNM has the most selfish readers in world!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Actual people”…as opposed to holographs of people?
Can you please define what that phrase means.

Anonymous
1 month ago

White kind of clubs? Strip clubs?

Anonymous
1 month ago

With parking pedestal for automobile storage for sure!