One Bayfront Plaza Supertall: Demolition Appears To Be Approaching

Signs point to an upcoming demolition at the site where the One Bayfront Plaza supertall site.

Last September, developer Florida East Coast Realty told the SFBJ the building would be demolished in early 2022 to make way for a 1,049-foot tower.

Last week, OBP tenants The American Institute of Architects and The Miami Center for Architecture & Design uploaded a post to social media stating they were relocating to a new location by August 9 “due to the impending demolition of our entire block.”

Another tenant posted a sign saying “this building is being demolished,” adding they were looking to relocate.

An August 4 tweet from Ryan RC Rea said the building was down to two open retail spaces.

The new supertall tower would be the tallest building on the east coast of the U.S. south of New York, the developer said last year.

The project is planned to have a mix of high-end residential apartments and office space.

Florida East Coast Realty built Miami’s current tallest building, Panorama Tower.

The developer had also been planning another supertall in Brickell on the bay, but sold that site in June to Citadel for a record-shattering $363 million.

 

 

Renderings released by architect ODP earlier this year:

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

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Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope they resume plans for the SkyRise also. We need to have a signature observatory in Miami, desperately!!

I am fine with the old design but any design would be fine. Let’s just get it done.

Anon
1 month ago

I think one of these new buildings should just add it to the top of theirs IMO. No need for a tower just to stand at the top of it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I disagree. The SkyRise that was proposed was so much more than just a place to stand on for the views.

Anonymous
1 month ago

it looked like a dildo paperclip. Get over it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. another “SkyRise nut.”

That ugly designed BS is “sleeping with the fishes” and you need to let it go.

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

I don’t think it’s “another SkyRise nut,” I think it’s the same person who does the “bring back SkyRise” schtick all the time. They’re just doing it to troll. Nobody could possibly have liked that monstrosity even a little bit, much less genuinely become obsessed with it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo should take over the plan!

Anonymous
1 month ago

This structure can easily house an observation deck.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree.
And also bring back Resorts World.

Paul
1 month ago

Skyrise is an abomination. It is going to look a lot more like a giant carnival ride than the sleek skyscraper shown in renders. Would fit in better alongside I5 in Orlando.

Anonymous
1 month ago

SkyRise would be great downtown but it needs a new design. I agree with needing an over story deck tho, Miami is growing very fast and we need one fast.

Michael
1 month ago

I always thought that an observation tower that suggests the form of a palm tree would be the best signature tower for Miami.

Tropics
1 month ago

This in addition to Waldorf and Okan Miami’s on some next s- – – t

Drac
1 month ago

Expect to see Miami’s skyline in quite a few new movies soon.

Miami Winning
1 month ago

Now that’s iconic!

Anon
1 month ago

The ODP building is sick

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree. It is more dynamic than the simple cylindrical iteration.

Anonymous
1 month ago

At least it was a cylinder and not another box with sawtooth balconies.

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

About time, I was worried about this project dragging its feet.

rm02130
1 month ago

The current building is one of the ugliest in downtown. This is redesign is long overdue.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not only is it ugly, its dirty and smells like shit on the ground floor

Anonymous
1 month ago

So they sold their bay front property to citadel for 343m now they can essentially self finance this thing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wooww this is great news!!

Robin Stan
1 month ago

The old Kohn Pedersen Fox design was more unique than the ODP design. It has much sleeker lines with more versatility, the appearance of a tapered waist, a substantial amount of reference towards the Southeast Financial Center, and at least from the front a much better integrated podium. While the renderings don’t show the west facade of the ODP design, the KPF building has a unique facade that works well and contrasts the east facade.

The ODP design looks good, great in fact; but the KPF design is better in my humble opinion.

Anonymous ;-)
1 month ago

More curvature, less asymmetry!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I still think the 880 Swire/Related project has a better chance of happening. Blocks have been cleared before with no planned skyscrapers put in their place–happened about 30 years ago a few blocks over.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The newer rendering shows it’s primarily building a residential tower… There are balcony pretty much from the base to the roof

Anonymous
1 month ago

About time they get rid of that decrepit eyesore

Casey
1 month ago

Excited for this but preferred the previous design

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah.. this design is better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The original twisting design with a spire was better than every redesign thereafter combined.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

Better than one Brickell City center and the original and best realistic super tall proposed.

Original
1 month ago

And it will blend in very well with the completed Aston Martin building.

Anonymous
1 month ago

About time, I lost all my patience waiting a decade and a half for something to get built on the site

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please tell me this beige monstrosity isn’t the “new-new-new-new” redesign:
https://fecr.com/one-bayfront-plaza-new/

Anonymous
1 month ago

It looks like two buildings… I still like it, though not as much as this rendering.

Anonymous
1 month ago

One Biscayne Tower standing the test of time. The new proposed building is good too.

Antennae
1 month ago

Demo means nothing.
I’ll sit chain link fenced for another decade.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They’ll sell this to citadel as well…kennys pocket are burning

Anonymous
1 month ago

That would be unfortunate. Although I would rather see an empty lot than the disgusting building that currently sits there. It’s embarrassing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

FINALLY!

Alcoholiotic
1 month ago

Let’s go!

real estate BS
1 month ago

I much prefer these earlier proposals to the trendy stacked cube thing being planned that will be outdated before it is completed.

lop
1 month ago

Just be prepared for a Panorama Tower 2.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t get the love for living so high. I’d rather live in a low floor where I can see the people on the ground, some trees, perhaps a squirrel and some birds. Bayfront in Miami Beach or Venetian Causeway provides a nicer water view, IMO. I guess others don’t feel the same.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“I don’t get the love for living so high. I’d rather live in a low floor where I can see the people on the ground, some trees, perhaps a squirrel and some birds”

“You” don’t get the love for living so high?

You probably don’t get why some people want to be 6ft10ins tall either.

Anonymous but Famous
1 month ago

There goes (as far as I know) one of the two remaining in- building breezeways in downtown. It was commendable but l nevertheless applaud the demolition of this most annoying of all downtown Miami buildings.

nobody
1 month ago

Interesting. An eyesore, tbh. I wonder how it will affect traffic on that block, that’s where biscayne traffic goes to 95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anytime a housing complex is planned or built somewhere traffic is affected, so give it a break.

nobody
1 month ago

I hate trying to cross the street around there because everyone going to 95 seems to be in a bad mood, so I can’t say I’ll miss it, but I am genuinely curious about how it’ll be rerouted. That is all.