New Renderings Released Of One Bayfront Plaza Supertall

An architect has published new renderings of the One Bayfront Plaza supertall planned in downtown Miami.

Architect ODP released the renderings on its website, which said the project is ongoing.

The mixed-use project will have 2,015,457 square feet of space, the website says.

The property is owned by an affiliate of developer Florida East Coast Realty. Brickell’s 85-story Panorama Tower was also completed by the same developer and is Miami’s current tallest.

In September 2021, the developer told the SFBJ that demand at Panorama Tower had exceeded expectations, and that they were moving forward with plans for One Bayfront Plaza.

Demolition at the One Bayfront Plaza site was expected in the first half of 2022, they said at the time. There does not appear to be a demolition permit pending as of yet.

Florida East Coast Realty has its headquarters office in the current One Bayfront Plaza office building that is set for demolition. The developer said it was working on plans to move to 1101 Brickell.

 

 

An older Kohn Pedersen Fox design for the tower approved in 2017:

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Conno Sir
6 months ago

Love the new design but not getting too excited as I know it’s a tease

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah…

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

so sad:(

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yep, wouldn’t be surprised if another revision comes out as a box with an indentation at the top, with Arquitectonica or NBWW as the archictect.

Anonymous
6 months ago

NBWW having a go at this Tower its a great Idea.

Zz11
6 months ago

The all glass design of One Biscayne next door looks pretty neat also.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I like this design, good lines, unique form, fits in well with the surrounding area.

Original
6 months ago

Yes.. sure looks better than that offset stacked up shipping containers rendering of the Waldorf Astoria building.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I actually like the new design better, less imposing while still filling the skyline. Has a nice design to it. Also appreciate the metro mover hub in the new renderings.

Anonymous
6 months ago

At one time, maybe a decade ago, the first plan was to have Metromover attach to the building by a pedestrian bridge but NO, the building and zoning INSISTED that people departing the Metromover station were to exit at grade and cross Biscayne Blvd because they wanted to have more people walking the streets. INSANE. Whether or not that has changed, remains to be seen since a rendering, as we know, is basically a proposal which can be altered by the builder or the city/county.

nonmous
6 months ago

They can hire you for security, that way you can guard against all those “homeless crackheads” who might think of walking through the building.

Anonymous
6 months ago

When are they gonna fix the huge crater on Bayfront Park? Put something there, a fountain, a large scale art, anything

Anonymous
6 months ago

An asteroid fell there, it’s a landmark! Huge tourist attraction.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s so depressing seeing it. What a waste of a could-be great space.

JMR
6 months ago

Maybe in 10 years well see some activity on site LOL

Anonymous
6 months ago

Fingers crossed this will finally pull thru! I like both designs, this one looks like it could bring something a little different for the typical Miami high-rise landscape with the asymmetry.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Asymmetry in a good way, and not irregular balconies and windows that have plagued Miami’s cityscape in the past ten years.

Evan
6 months ago

The old design was so good

Original
6 months ago

You talking about the “Giant Ice cream scooper?”

Plaaeezzee…

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

Well this is a drastic change, with no demo permit pending it looks like the architect team is just getting bored and creating renderings.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Love both versions and that design of the MetroMover station is gorgeous, let’s get that in the works too!

Anonymous
6 months ago

LOL except I didn’t realize Metromover was a proper transit system, rather than a dinky shortbus or two. It reminds me of that Virgin hotel rendering.

Mike
6 months ago

I don’t get all the local hat for the metro mover. I love it and I’m just newly moved here and was huge selling point to me. I bought downtown on biscayne and love the fact can have all of downtown/brickell at my ease of use with no car or 35 minute walking. I wish extension to Wynwood was further along, but will happen even if in 6-10 year time period and that is good for property values where bought.

Also the metro rail is great. Including the change at govt center or Brickell from the mover. This also get way too much hate. Sure it could be a little easier to get form one platform to the other but it’s not horrible.

I don’t know much about trirsil yet and this very well might be a waste, but I’ll be the judge of that, not complainers on the internet who live in fantasy land most the time. Can’t wait for bright line to Orlando and Aventura stop. Also going to be great.

Original
6 months ago

^ Forget it.. Miami is full of grown people who talk and act like 2yr old crybabies who don’t create, own, or design anything.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The people that hate on the metromover have never and will never take public transportation, no matter how convenient it may be. They ~confusingly~ want everyone to have their own personal vehicle, but yet also complain about increasing traffic. Mind-boggling.

nonmous
6 months ago

Sort of like the people who come on this site and whine when they read about parking being built somewhere.. yet, they have a convenient parking spot for their vehicle where they live… smh.

North
6 months ago

3 different design, zero ground breaking

Anonymous
6 months ago

Welcome to Miami

Anonymous
6 months ago

Can they stop screwing around with the design and finally building something already??? This is getting tiresome….

Original
6 months ago

I’m glad it was redesigned… now they to do the same thing with the Waldorf Astoria rendering before they break ground.

nonmous
6 months ago

I wish Arquitectonica would screw around with alotta their designs.

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

File for Permits or this is cap as well.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Of all the designs this one is the most spectacular. However, the current tower on site could be demolished by 2030, with start of construction 2035, and a completion date around 2041.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Hardly, but it could be worse. It’ll believe it when I see the existing building vacated and under demolition.

Paul
6 months ago

Didn’t the Hollos say they wanted to build The Towers by Foster + Partners in Brickell before building One Bayfront Plaza?

Anonymous
6 months ago

I was wondering the same thing. Both projects are awesome. This one being mixed-used might make better sense with the high demand for office and extra hotel rooms right now. If they hold the Brickell location hostage a few more years it will be really be the jewel location when they decide to build. There’s already a few big condo projects being launched in Brickell right now (Baccarat, Lofty, Cipriani, etc.). If they wait a few more years they will really have the the most sought after land in the entire city of Miami. And those condos will sell for prices never seen before.

nonmous
6 months ago

“Didn’t the Hollos say they wanted to build The Towers by Foster + Partners in Brickell before building One Bayfront Plaza?”

They said that a long time ago… how much you wanna bet they changed their minds since then?

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

I think the Towers are a dead project

Anonymous
6 months ago

The old design was infinitely better.

MEAN MACHINE
6 months ago

I’ll take a scoop of that vanilla ice cream with that.

Anonymity
6 months ago

Nothing will happen. This development company is just angling for free press. They’ve been kicking this can down the road for decades.

Shawn Kouri
6 months ago

I like the original design better. The one that was released in 2016. Parts of this new design looks a little bit ugly and it looks like a mix of a building from the 1950s and 1960s to 1970s. I don’t really like this design that much

Shawn Kouri
6 months ago

And meanwhile they never start construction nor file permits.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The original design was from 2007, and far better than KPF’s and revisions, or this version.

iFlyMIA
6 months ago

So…. When is groundbreaking?

Anonymous
6 months ago

The older rendering was nocer

Anonymous
6 months ago

*nicer

Original
6 months ago

Love this design… complements the skyline.

anonymous
6 months ago

They changed a nice envelope into the same junk design that is used on every other Miami project: projected slabs, handrails, and cheap windows. I didn’t love the scoop, but it was much, much better than this drivel.

Mike
6 months ago

I don’t really care how it looks, just build something tall, please, that’s basically the center piece of the skyline and it has been lacking a tower for too long already.

No Name
6 months ago

I no longer see the pedestrian bridge to the metro mover in these new renders

Anonymous
6 months ago

This design looks residential. So…more condos, no more office space?

Paul
6 months ago

It looks like there is a completely renovated Metromover station connected to the building by a pedestrian bridge in the second image.

Paul
6 months ago

Actually, I never noticed it before but the original rendering also had a pedestrian bridge to the Metromover.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The KPF design was better suited for that front & central location in the skyline imo.

TobiasR
6 months ago

It’s nice but I prefer the former one because of its amazing front!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Very Well designed Tower, Great improvement from the previous iteration.

MiamiArchi
6 months ago

Really agree about FECR always delivering a subpar product.

No Name
6 months ago

JUST BUILD IT!!!!