New Renderings Of Potential Design For 49-Story M-Tower

Downtown Miami’s 49-story M-Tower appears to be in redesign.

M-Tower is being developed in a partnership between the Miami Parking Authority and a private developer.

Plans now in possession of the MPA show that there is a new design by architect NBWW. Previous designs were by Zyscovich Architects.

According to the new plans, M-Tower is proposed to include:

  • 624 residential units
  • residential amenities
  • ground floor retail, and offices for the MPA
  • 717 parking spaces (replacing an existing 658-space garage)

The previous plans for M-Tower called for:

  • 440 residential units
  • 818 parking spaces (expanding an existing 658-space garage)

The new proposed tower height is 49 stories, or 504 feet. Previously, it was proposed at 53 stories, or 629 feet.

Also new: instead of refurbishing an older MPA garage on the site, it would be demolished and completely rebuilt.

Downtown 1st Street LLC, an affiliate of Lions Group NYC, purchased the private portion of the property earlier this year for $10 million. Another developer had submitted the original proposal.

The MPA board had a meeting scheduled last week to decide on whether to revise the deal with the new developer, including allowing complete demolition of the garage.

 

 

The original renderings are below.

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Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Good infill to a portion of downtown that is empty after 7pm. With brightlines twin towers, Melo 1st downtown tower and this. This will be change the area for the best. Also there is a new irish pub across from the courthouse.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What qualifies “good infill” though. This looks like absolute garbage.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

It brings alot of units to areas that are blighted or lack foot traffic. The majority of major cities with high rises have buildings that look far more basic than this. Y’all beloved dubai barely has a sewer system.

Anonymous
1 month ago

idgaf about Dubai. I just have a higher standard for “good infill” than “brings alot of units”. Are we that desperate to accept any and all buildings thrown in our direction? I guess we are…

Anonymous
1 month ago

^

Absolutely correct!

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

This building isn’t that looking, yall want Astin Martin level buildings. This building looks better than half of the high rises in Sao Pablo, Tokyo, Shanghai, NYC and Toronto

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not in the historic center are their towers boxes with boxes in them. This tower is a joke.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Get those spectacular opinions to raise some spectacular money and build a spectacular building.

No one will stop you. If WE NEED. Get off the blog and YOU BUILD.

BDub
1 month ago

People have to be able to pay rent. Beautiful, innovative buildings demand a premium.
Miami-Dade needs all the housing we can build right now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It hardly ever rains in Dubai.
No need for it

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL

Anonymous
1 month ago

It literally has no sewer system. Everyday there’s miles of “shit trucks” waiting in line on the highway.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The previous design was “good” infill. This is crappy design, plain and simple.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I sometimes renounce people who use the word “ugly” on this site but I must admit, this design is horrible.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s unattractive, for sure. Aggressively unattractive.

Anonymous
1 month ago

AGREE!

Anonymous
1 month ago

that’s how I feel, every time somebody celebrate an ugly building just because it fills an empty or underuse space. the core of miami is becoming just that ugly infills!!!

banana republican
1 month ago

the auld dubliner is sigma and chad

Anonymous
1 month ago

this design is Hall and Oates…. cheesy

Anonymous
1 month ago

Say It Isn’t So

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just say that you can’t go for that….no need to call Hall & Oates cheesy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That word cheesy is not Miami lingo.
Please, this is not Cleveland.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This part of downtown is empty before 7pm.

Every building around this is owned by Mana Mañana, who is not capable of delivering a project in Miami. He’s only able to demolish!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Amazing location! That public library needs to lose the medevil castle look and be more pedestrian friendly to accomodate the future density here…

Anonymous
1 month ago

True. That Philip Johnson building is a bore, and the opposite of what I like in a community centered building.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Horrible design for an inviting city life.
More appropriate for medieval times.
All it needs is a moat

Anonymous
1 month ago

Replacing it with what, another crapbox like this proposed eyesore?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s coming

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ehhh.. I like the old design better.

Azarius
1 month ago

I do like they will be using the space above the garage instead of just on the side

Anonymous
1 month ago

Podium from Hell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How can you take something basic and make it uglier?! Who is designing these towers? Highschoolers?

Anonymous
1 month ago

High schoolers smoking weed…

Anonymous
1 month ago

No, there is probably input from the top of the chain. Meaning, not the architect.

“What if we add BOXES to the side of the building!? No no, not like that. Lets offset them. There! That looks great!”

Something like that probably occured.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Pretty hideous, not gunna lie

Anonymous
1 month ago

the original design was better, the new design looks like it wss done by a high school kid in Autocad.

Anonymous
1 month ago

My goodness this is awful. Original designs weren’t crazy or anything but they were at least an acceptable infill. This is just awful

Anonymous
1 month ago

I rather stay with the old design

Darin
1 month ago

The original was much nicer and sleek. The new design is atrocious and I mean that. Please revert back and away from this uninspiring, boring, hideous whatever this is. You’re going to ruin the skyline!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Visually the new renderings are a bit much… original one is better

Anonymous
1 month ago

The parking garage actually looks better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ugly af

Anonymous
1 month ago

I love that garage oh no

Ciparoo
1 month ago

It doesn’t even look like an M. Where is the truth in advertising?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. they want to build it shorter and uglier.

Darin
1 month ago

Just to reiterate. I HATE the redesign! Just incase you miss it in my last sentiment.

The Far Side !!!
1 month ago

This looks like a gigantic cheese grater!!!!
Old design at least was nice 😊 !

Anonymous
1 month ago

Massive downgrade. Remember when NBWW used to design decent towers? Sometimes they even make Arquitectonica look like Schultz & Weaver.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good design does not equal expensive…but this building does equal pure rubbish design

Gabe
1 month ago

Its pretty obvious the architect found inspiration for the redesign after playing a game of Pac-Man.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The folks obsessed with less parking will be happy with the parking reduction lol.

I don’t understand the ugly/unincorporated podium look.

Anonymous
1 month ago

old rendering actually look better

Anonymous
1 month ago

In other words, disregard that this tower is next to mass transit, buses, trolley and metromover and build a huge parking platform.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The city owns the parking garage and is allowing the developer to build on top of it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

DON’T APPROVE THIS UGLY THING!!!!

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

So far the new design looks a bit more eye-catching. As long as it makes great progress and serves it’s purpose as infill for the new residents, then it’s definitely worth building.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Eye catchy? THAT??

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

Yes, because there’s worse condos located across the world compared to this project. For example, look at a few of the apartment towers in Toronto, or even in Sao Paulo. This building is more neat compared to a few of those “ other “ buildings if you ask me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ray Charles is asking, “Are You Blind?..”

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

What do you see that’s wrong with it?

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

Because for one, the original render had a stucco design, which is very common for apartment buildings in Miami. On top of that, the new render is going for a glass condo with a unique balcony pattern.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The original rendering had a big of articulation at the top. Glass isn’t everything, and what you call “unique balcony pattern” is cringe quirky.

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

The term “ Articulation “ isn’t used in design a lot. It’s only mean’t to describe sound. And if I’m honest, the roof isn’t the biggest deal. It’s just that the stucco walls of the original M-Tower have a more.. let’s say “ bland design “ compared to the new design. People have their own opinions, so the very least you can do is respect it.