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One Brickell City Centre Still In Design, Because It's 'Complicated'

One Brickell City Centre Still In Design, Because It’s ‘Complicated’

Swire Properties still hasn’t finalized plans for One Brickell City Centre, which could become the tallest tower in Miami at 1,049 feet.

In an interview with the SFBJ, Swire president Kieran Bowers said the 80-story tower remained in the design phase, because it is a complicated project.

Earlier this month, Bower told the Herald that “the timing is not there yet” for One Brickell City Centre. “We’ve continued to evolve the design for stacked retail and residential. We know there is very little margin of error,” he said.

Bowers told the SFBJ the Tobacco Road property at 650 S. Miami Ave is the most obvious choice for Swire’s next expansion, because it would complete the “missing quadrant,” allowing shoppers to circle across all four corners of the South Miami Avenue intersection.

Both the Tobacco Road site and Associated Photo site will be developed in a joint venture with the owners of those properties.

Once the quadrant is completed, the developer will consider the feasibility of the “retail in the offshoot,” Bowers said.

The “climate ribbon” is unlikely to be expanded to the Tobacco Road site, according to Bowers. Plans show the new retail expansion will be indoor, air conditioned space.

The developer believes there will be demand for the new condos proposed in the coming years, and expects there to be little competition, with few condo towers launching construction in 2020.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

I thought it was going to be mostly office space

Anonymous
Anonymous

very disappointing to hear, we need newly build Class A office space on Brickell to attract new businesses

Anonymous
Anonymous

For that we first need businesses in Miami willing to pay the inflated rent in downtown. Right now many of them are fleeing to suburban office parks to pay far less in rent.

Anonymous
Anonymous

New Class A office space for high paying jobs in the Urban center of Miami not Doral. Compare the “inflated” rent with NY or San Francisco..its a bargain!

Anonymous
Anonymous

The commenter above seems to be unclear about the Law of Supply and Demand.

Anonymous
Anonymous

no demand when there is no supply

Anonymous
Anonymous

Which “commenter” and what did they say?

A. Nonymous
A. Nonymous

It may also partly be the law of “chicken and egg”. Big companies don’t move to Miami because of lack of office space, and developers don’t build big office buildings because of lack of large companies.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Nooooooo!!! I refuse that Swire turns this into another condo project. You better make it at least 80% office or you stop being my favorite developer.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agreed. I’m tired of seeing condos! Lets start building office towers!

Anonymous
Anonymous

The rendering makes fellow boxes like Four Season and Panorama look like One Thousand Museum, so good riddance. How about some curves, a crown, and/or spire?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Something that emphasizes the verticality of the massing. I understand that maximizing square footage is the goal of the developer, but it would be nice to see a tower in Miami that has a “top” to it, something that tapers as it reaches the sky (like most skyscrapers in NYC).

A. Nonymous
A. Nonymous

Agree that some more sculptural buildings would be a nice addition.
But FAA height limits mean top floors with highest value per sq ft would be sacrificed. Not too likely.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Buildings with crowns look dated to me. I like flat tops, need a lot of them to make skyline more impressive

A. Nonymous
A. Nonymous

Depends on the crown. Empire State and Chrysler buildings in NYC are both classic and timeless.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Developers: “Miami not ready for a supertall yet.

Tibor: “Hold my Ensure.”

Polo
Polo

JUST BUILT THE DAMM THING!

Polo
Polo

It is dam?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Also, it should read: JUST BUILD THE DAMN THING!

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s still in the design stage because that first design just ain’t cuttin it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

wouldnt be miami with out condos

Anonymous
Anonymous

Learn how to construct a sentence first and then complain.

GBA
GBA

A/C in the new retail section of BCC – why isn’t this the lead in the story?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agreed. The tallest isn’t going to get built probably until not only the Tobacco Road towers, but also the North squared lots just North of the current food hall. That will be almost as cool as this supertall since it could be Miami’s first large retail/dining development on the River.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Seriously hoping they extend the climate ribbon over the North squared lots.