Miami’s Westernmost 600-Foot Tower Gets FAA Approval, With Construction Now Underway

A 54-story tower on the Miami River has been granted height approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The tower will be permitted to rise 640 feet above ground, or 645 feet above sea level, according to the approval notice. At that height, it will become the westernmost 600-foot tower ever built in Miami.

The approval was issued today (October 14) after four months of review.

Two tower cranes were also approved to rise 760 feet above ground, or 765 feet above sea level.

Construction is already underway, according to contractor G.T. McDonald.

The first tower will have 532 residential units.

A second tower will also eventually be built at the same height, part of five phases planned.

When all phases are completed, the project will have:

  • 1,678 residential units
  • 330 hotel rooms
  • 196,882-square-feet of retail space
  • 98,040-square-feet of office space
  • 30-slip marina

The project is being financed by Michael Dell’s MSD Partners, according to a Notice of Commencement filing.

Chetrit Group is the developer. Kobi Karp is the architect.

 




 

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Anonymous
6 days ago

mam oh man….if this project even is built half as cool as the renderings reflect itll be a stunning addition to the river….and love the additional riverwalk from neovertika south…..

Azarius
6 days ago

This project will bring new life to west Brickell and the river. With the addition of a new river walk this project will tie downtown Brickell right into lil Havana. Can’t wait for the Jose Marti park additions

Azarius
5 days ago

nvm

JFM
3 days ago

Yes, and maybe it will also bring more tall buildings, and skyscrapers, to the west part of both, downtown Miami, and Brickell, hopefully on both sides of the I-95. And maybe one day, we’ll finally get to see a collection of beautifully designed, futuristic looking skyscrapers, going south of Brickell, at least towards southwest seventeenth avenue, between Coral Way, and south Miami avenue. That would be quite an amazing, and breathtaking view to see from the I-95, on both sides of it. If it ever happens. At least while I’m still alive to see it.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Love the fact that all buildings are different and not all the same as a la Icon but wish they were specific as to which one is getting built first.

Anonymous
6 days ago

from the look of the construction site it would seem like the river most cylindric building is first.

Anonymous
5 days ago

So, the best one…

Anonymous
6 days ago

It’s all about the riverwalk

Anonymous
3 days ago

Does anyone know if the riverwalk will actually be contiguous under the 2nd Ave bridge? I mean, that would be logical but in Miami you never know.

William
6 days ago

When will FPL move the substation so the site across from this can get developed? I wish the MLS stadium could go there instead of Melreese.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Would be so cool. Balconies at Mint/Latitude would be like the houses at Wrigley Field

Melo is sigma and chad
6 days ago

Y’all always leave the best articles for thursday

Anonymous
6 days ago

Finally those empty lots will be no more!

Anonymous
6 days ago

This building, the Brightline supertowers, OKAN, and 11 are going to help pull the skyline further west! Nice!

JFM
3 days ago

Yes. Awesome. Hopefully, the sooner, the better. I just want to see it happen, while I’m still alive. I can’t wait.

POLO
6 days ago

Beautiful project!

Adrian
6 days ago

lovely!

Anonymous
6 days ago

Where in the renderings and where in real life are they going to put a 30 slip marina?

Anonymous
6 days ago

my thoughts exactly

Anonymous
5 days ago

All for the Westward expansion represented by this development! Let’s transform the eastern portions of Little Havana into West Brickell. So much room for development there.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Let’s transform the eastern portions of Southside (a.k.a. West Brickell), where there is adequate access to transit, into Brickell before making Conch Hill (a.k.a. South Little Havana) anything above mid-rise.

Anonymous
5 days ago

We can do both! Little Havana needs some serious rejuvenation.

JFM
3 days ago

I am all for that, as long as all of the historic buildings that are still left in all of Miami’s urban neighborhoods, are all protected.

Anonymous
6 days ago

They should build a metrorail station here.

Melo is sigma and chad
6 days ago

No they should inclide a melo building over the park.

Anonymous
6 days ago

its two blocks away…..

Anonymous
5 days ago

While you’re at it, build one a block from my house

Anonymous
5 days ago

If a Metrorail station were built to address the whims of every TNM poster, the trains would be stopping every fucking block and would get people nowhere.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Lol.. and don’t forget, they want the extensions built on the “cheep cheep!”

Anon
2 days ago

Funny ’cause the MetroMover goes about 2 blocks at a time for each station (which actually is not that bad during Miami Heat August weather).

Anonymous
2 days ago

Anon can’t understand the difference between Metrorail and Metromover. Not funny.

Melo is sigma and chad
6 days ago

The second largest brickell lots are finally going away, but what about the former capital at brickell lot.

Anonymous
6 days ago

What about all those lots west of brickell but east of 95? West Brickell

JFM
3 days ago

Great question.

Anonymous
5 days ago

capital at brickell lot was in litigation but i think they are going to sell. That one will certainly get developed in the next few years

Anonymous
5 days ago

Still a ton of empty lots.
And if you add downtown, miles and miles of empty lots

Anonymous
5 days ago

The crybabies have started up again whining about tall buildings in Brickell.

Shawn Kouri
6 days ago

Yes but when is the whole thing going to be completed

Anonymous
5 days ago

Oh boy, Miami is on fire and I love it!

Native 1987
2 days ago

There is no way! –to be world class etc…..next to the highway, next to storage facitlities, next to the homeless on that bridge, next to nothing… on the Miami River yes but when did that view become special? sorry. if it happens, it will be a Melo rental type…. bland and a filler mass to take over an empty lot….. good for all involved.
LOOK. River Landing is nice! Just not a place to spend some money.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Uh?

Anonymous
5 days ago

Amazing bookend to Brickell. We the Capital at Brickell site on other side to be made into something fantastic.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Which one of the two ugly Towers is going to be built first 🥸?

Anonymous
5 days ago

Fellas are making the same bet on you and your buddy about which one of you ugly guys will be the one to get some nookie.

lol…

Anonymous
3 days ago

lets go jokers…

calivalle
3 days ago

Dean Martin sings us a song…..

JFM
3 days ago

Great. But there needs to more skyscrapers, specially, extremely tall ones, built on the west part of downtown, and Brickell. And please, just stop with allowing more skyscrapers, specially the extremely tall ones, to be built so close to the Biscayne Bay waterfront. That just looks really ugly, and there is already enough space west of Biscayne Boulevard towards the Civic Center, and west of Brickell. As a matter of fact, there is enough space, that there doesn’t even have to be any more demolitions of any historic buildings, or just any old buildings done anymore.

Anonymous
6 days ago

What a time to be alive

JFM
3 days ago

Yes, indeed. Without a doubt, these are the best of times, and the worst of times, to be alive.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Get some bitch!