Permit Filed For Vertical Construction At 100-Story Waldorf Astoria, Contractor Named

A permit application was filed this week with Miami’s Building Department to begin vertical construction at the Waldorf Astoria supertall tower.

City records show that the permit application was filed on April 4.

Separately, a foundation permit was filed in October 2021 and is nearing approval.

According to the newly filed permit, the Waldorf Astoria will include:

  • 375 condo units
  • 205 lodging units
  • 5,284 square feet of restaurant
  • 6,171 square feet of office
  • 1,513 square feet of retail
  • 11 floors of parking

Total hard construction cost is estimated at $426 million.

John Moriarty Associates Florida is listed as the contractor.

 

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Positive.
5 months ago

This tower is still cheaper to build than the new courthouse and will be an icon for many years to come!

Anonymous
5 months ago

This was my first thought after seeing the price

evan
5 months ago

The price filed with the permit is never accurate. For reference I’m building a 20 million dollar project right now and our permit says 12 million. In addition 20 million is just hard construction. After design, consultants, furnish, and equipment the owner is probably putting in 25 million. The courthouse number (which is ridiculously high) that’s been reported is probably including all costs and an actual construction cost since it is being built by a public entity. My guess is Waldorf will be just shy of a billion dollars all in cost.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Is that a thing with hi-rise builders? I used to work for a single family home builder, and the cost listed on the permit was at least ballpark accurate.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The last hospital I did was about 115 million in construction costs, but our permit listed 83 I think

Anonymous
5 months ago

Good morning,
the less the cost the less the fees paid to the city.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Compared to the new courthouse, yes. It’s still disappointing to have stacked boxes for Miami’s next tallest.

Anonymous
5 months ago

what do you mean? there is no building in the world like the Waldorf

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hard construction cost for the new courthouse is $290 mil. The 800+ million number included financing and o&m over 30 years. Not really an apples to apples comparison

Pájaro Nalgon
5 months ago

You can be (2) two 100 story super tall, ultra luxury towers in prime location. Or one 20 story government building. The choice is yours.

Omni
5 months ago

Our skyline is to big to not have a thousand footer.

Melo is sigma and chad
5 months ago

We could use 15 more, not the skinny new NYC towers but 15 more thicc ones.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Well, at least we avoided that ugly designed SkyRise structure.

Pájaro Nalgon
5 months ago

We are ready for the 1000ft mark. Let’s get it. I’m throwing a party at the penthouse.

Anonymous
5 months ago

And here. We. Go.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yeah, here we go. Instead of a sleek designed 1000 footer in the forefront of the skyline, they decide to go with a ridiculous offset stack of containers look. smh…

Now go ahead with the “thumb down” votes.

Your genie
5 months ago

First to thumb it downnn 🙂

Anonymous
5 months ago

You’d be surprised at how many you’ll receive.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Bring them on…

Anonymous
5 months ago

This will looks amazing!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

When I saw the project for this tower for the first time, I didn’t like it very much, although I respected the boldness. With each passing day, I like it more and today, I come to the conclusion that it will look good in the future skyline of the city.

Anonymity
5 months ago

I think a lot of people who don’t like the rendering will be won over once it’s built.

Anonymous
5 months ago

So Excited.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I love this one!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

I wish we had a rendering of all of the buildings coming to Miami, especially downtown!

Anon
5 months ago

How hard could that be…. Just cut and paste each buildings rendering into the skyline. Maybe you should make one.

Anonymous
5 months ago

“ BuT wAlDoRf AsToRiA wIlL nEvEr HaPpEn! “

Anonymous
5 months ago

Amazing that even this one is getting built before One River Point and Okan lol

Anonymous
5 months ago

Not really…. it has a much better location

Big Yurt
5 months ago

Noice

Melo is sigma and chad
5 months ago

With permits being filed, the naysayers have to admit their wrong.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Its “they were”

Anonymous
5 months ago

the residents of this building will soon be dancing bachata at bayside

Anonymous
5 months ago

well they would have if all commercial tenants of bayside hadn’t squatted and then bailed, even los ranchos that had been there for decades is gone from there

Anonymous
5 months ago

Now we need renderings of the Waldorf with the new One Bayfront Plaza design. I think if I remember correctly they’re planned to be the same height.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Why? Waldorf is happening, and One Bayfront is not.

Hawk
5 months ago

arguable. A building on site was vacated only recently.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Ross left on their own, to a nicer building

Anonymous
5 months ago

The old Burdines/Macys would have been better fit for an urban Target, and Ross in the Woolworth space next door. Too bad Mana owns the latter and likely wrecked it.

Anonymous
5 months ago

That’s what they said about the Waldorf…

UFC
5 months ago

IT IS TIME!! (Bruce Buffer voice)

UFC
5 months ago

4 yrs in the UFC One Thousand foot division!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Beautiful tower! Can’t wait!!

Truth Matters
5 months ago

My piñata is ready.
I have selected my catering outfit.
The music is on my phone.
Now break ground and you’re all invited.
Just BYOB

Anonymous
5 months ago

Latitude on the River as well. That place is torn up like a third world building right now

Diaz
5 months ago

Ferris wheel in the photo looks silly.

Pickles
5 months ago

Cool. When are we going to get office skyscrapers in the CBD?

Miamikid305
5 months ago

Miami has the 3rd largest skyline once Okan, Wardolf Astoria and there are a few more 900+ and 1000+ coming too, then Miami will look like the 3rd largest, 2025 is the timeline for all these new super tall high rises, can’t wait to see my hometown become Manhattan/Chicago South. Miami is already the 2nd largest metro in the South Eastern United States now we will have the skyline to boot.

anony
5 months ago

The design is a total ripoff of Frank Gehry’s Forma Tower for Toronto that was proposed before this one and being built soon.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Exactly… just a copycat.