Photo: Construction Progress At The 571-Foot Society Biscayne Tower

Society Biscayne is the seventh tallest tower currently under construction in Miami.

When complete, it will include 646 residential units, 51,000 square feet of commercial space, multiple office floors, and a 10-story church.

 

(photo: Ryan RC Rea)

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Anonymous
3 days ago

I love the base! Downtown is looking sexy.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Good addition to the biscayne wall and provides density for downtown could have more residents.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Most importantly it’ll fill the gap

Anonymous
3 days ago

I love this one!

Anonymous
3 days ago

Love this project! Show us the progress for 839 Brickell please!

Anonymous
3 days ago

830*

Anonymous
3 days ago

I hope they won’t build right around the Freedom Tower, with increase density that area could become an amazing Square like they have them in Europe.

Anonymous
3 days ago

not enough density and income levels of the people living in buildings around the freedom tower means they aren’t square goers.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Easy, spend the millions of dollars needed to buy what is arguably some of the most lucrative and desired land in all of Miami and forego the opportunity to make a fortune just so you can have an amazing European style square where people can occasionally sit and feed pigeons.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Aren’t some of those parking lots owned by MDC? I guess it could happen but know way county commissioners are going to get rid of parking spaces.

Anonymous
2 days ago

…which is why nothing has happened to prime real estate. MDC has been slumming up downtown years before Mana.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Thank you!

Anonymous
2 days ago

Everytime you put down European cities, museums, parks, wide boulevards you show how ignorant you are.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Dude you are hillbilly trailer trash!

Anonymous
3 days ago

“Square like they have them in Europe?”

Um yeah, sure.. and you’ll be very, very old before that happens.

Anonymous
3 days ago

I would love that!!

Anonymous
3 days ago

Why is that people in Miami always want it to look like a European city, get over it make up your own identity you city in a jungle

Anonymous
2 days ago

Hillbilly trailer trash!

Anonymous
2 days ago

I’d rather see MDC sell Freedom Tower so it can be restored and converted into an upscale boutique hotel, and then sell its air rights to developers to build taller. Anything behind or around it should architecturally be commensurate, whether classical or modern, and not an eyesore like Melo’s two middle fingers destroying the view of Central Baptist Church.

Anonymous
2 days ago

I agree 100%. Look at 9 Dekalb in Brooklyn, NY. This building is one of Miami’s *only* architecturally significant historic structures. Everything else is just a glass box. Miami’s significant buildings should be saved and integrated into the city. I’m super pro-development but that doesn’t mean you can’t create interesting buildings that somewhat reflect the city’s heritage. The Freedom Tower could become the base of an iconic highrise for miami. Or….it could just be a run-down museum owned by a local university.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Melos would have finished by now.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Yup.

Anonymous
3 days ago

At least it covers up that UGLY Miami Dade College Building.

Anonymous
2 days ago

I don’t think the Miami Dade College Building appears to be “UGLY” as it does misplaced.

Anonymous
3 days ago

This picture is 2 weeks old

Anonymous
3 days ago

Yeah lol. Post of scc

Anonymous
3 days ago

Wow 10 story church

Anonymous
3 days ago

Church is mafia, didn’t you know that?

Anonymous
3 days ago

This was the Church’s land. They made a deal with a private developer to upgrade their facility and provide a more efficient use of the land than the dated 2 story structure that was there before. Despite the fact that many more people will be able to enjoy the space, you prefer to smear those who hold different views.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Why would a church own land in the first place?

Anonymous
3 days ago

So they could get richer off of that untaxed money.

Anonymous
3 days ago

I am sure the workers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are rolling in all of that untaxed money.

Meanwhile, in places like California where people are taxed much higher in order to help the homeless, rates of homelessness continues to rise and conditions seem to deteriorate for everyone rich or poor. I trust private charitable organizations, religious or not, to spend my charitable contributions more effectively than any politician or bureaucrat.

Anonymous
2 days ago

“I am sure the workers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are rolling in all of that untaxed money”

Yes.. like the “ten thousand dollar suits wearing, two mansion living, three Roll Royce’s and two private Jet owning, Rolex watch wearing, thirty thousand church parishioners having” pastors who’re rolling in all that untaxed money.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Where would you suggest that religious people congregate? Should we not have the freedom of religion and the freedom of association to come together and support a church/synagogue/mosque etc.? The primary mission of most religious organizations is to serve their parishioners in their purist of religious needs. Many people contribute money or donate land to help establish and build places of worship. Unlike a government that taxes you whether you like it or not, a church relies on its congregation to be generous and contribute to support its religious mission as well as the charitable initiatives it may have in the community.

A church is not meant to be a social security office or a boarding house. While all churches/temples/mosques are not the same, many are the the main source of help for those in need. Camilus House here in Miami has provided thousands with essential services for decades without much fanfare.

Realtalk Reilly
2 days ago

That was a more serious response than he deserved. The “church is mafia” guy is a Cuban immigrant who was educated to believe that NO, as a matter of fact we should NOT, “have the freedom of religion and the freedom of association to come together and support a church/synagogue/mosque etc.” Why not? Because, “church is mafia,” is what the commie was taught, and he believes it.

Anyway, yes, churches obviously have the right to own property, and to sell it or develop it accordingly. This church did a deal with a developer that looks like it will work out well for all involved.

It’s kind of like The Floridian building on South Beach. It is built on the former site of a VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) post. The VFW owned the land that the post occupied (it was donated to them after WWII). Like the church in the story above, the VFW cut a deal with the developers of The Floridian, and a brand new VFW post was incorporated into the building on the second floor.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Reilly,

the more serious response was written by a son of Cuban refugees which fled Cuba due to the persecution and repression that the regime had on individuals like my parents. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to have been born in this country and I do not take for granted the rights and freedoms that were established and maintained by our forefathers.

While I understand your point, all I’d suggest is to try and not assume or cast judgment before knowing the full picture. In Cuba and other regimes across the world, blanket accusations that tar individuals before they have the opportunity to speak is the first step in stripping the power of an individual.

Realtalk Reilly
1 day ago

The reason for my accusation is that I have seen that guy posting before on here about his hatred for religion, and using that same phrase, “churches are mafia,” which a dead giveaway because it’s the term they use in Cuban schools.

It used to be that nearly all the Cubans who came to the U.S. were refugees who fled political oppression. Nowadays a lot of them are not refugees per se, they are immigrants who come here for opportunities to make more money but have not necessarily rejected the Castro government and the communist principles they were taught in school, such as, “church is mafia.”

Anonymous
2 days ago

Historically, religion has been instrumental in allowing and encouraging one group of people to kill others who believe a different myth than the one they believe. You know…”my God can beat up your God”. Still happening today.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Humans are unfortunately fallen creatures and as such do horrible things. Whether it was Hitler exterminating the Jewish people in pursuit of nazi ideology or the millions of people who lost their lives in the past century at the hands of murderous ideologues in communist revolutions, religion was not an instrument but rather a marker on individuals from which they would be persecuted and exterminated. Unfortunately, this is still happening today in numbers far greater than any fanatical Inter-religious violence, at least in the west.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Same reason that a labor union does. They are both tax exempt and want a permanent location.

Anonymous
3 days ago

Church’s usually own the land underneath their buildings. Hard to see how that is controversial.

Anonymous
3 days ago

My Church likes to party all the time party all time party all the timeeeeee…..

Anonymous
3 days ago

Churches should house the homeless so they get off the streets. Why are churches doors always closed and even chained up?

Anonymous
3 days ago

“Why are churches doors always closed and even chained up?”

Churches are in the business of making money, not having the homeless sleep on their benches and floors.

Anonymous
3 days ago

If you cared about the homeless problem as you appear to, you could take a homeless person into your home and lead by example.

Anonymous
2 days ago

What makes you think I don’t?

Anonymous
2 days ago

I know right? Hypocrisy.

NYC Loves Miami
2 days ago

Eddie Murphy & Rick James hahaha

Anonymous
2 days ago

[insert turtle emoji here]

on track for 2024 completion???

Anonymous
2 days ago

This project has nothing to offer.. Another Panorama Tower in the Miami skyline. terrible design!

Anonymous
2 hours ago

Become an architect yourself, make up a building of your own ideas, and see how that goes.

Anonymous
3 days ago

10 stories of praise and worship

Anonymous
3 days ago

10 floors up you are closer to God😉

Anonymous
3 days ago

How close?

Anonymous
2 days ago

Thanks for the laugh! People used to believe (and some still point up), that heaven/God was “up there”. I wonder what other concept of heaven would have been invented if they had known 5,000 years ago that all that blue with puffy white clouds eventually gives way to black, freezing, lifeless nothingness? Space…the final frontier…..

Anonymous
2 days ago

In the KJV Bible, Jesus said “heaven is within you!”

Anonymous
2 days ago

How does anyone today know what Jesus said? Gimme a break. Wake up. Santa Clause doesn’t exist.

Anonymous
1 day ago

You don’t agree that heaven, peace, enlightenment, love, etc are within you and not something that comes from outside of you?

Anonymous
1 day ago

You left out hatred, bigotry, fear, arrogance, racism, turmoil, ignorance, hate and ice cream.

Anonymous
8 minutes ago

Those things you mentioned are what come from the outside. We are not born with them. They are taught and projected onto us.

Anonymous
6 minutes ago

Jesus never spoke of hatred or bigotry nor did he spread a message of fear. His message was one of tolerance, understanding, forgiveness loving each other with compassion.

Anonymous
2 days ago

Amen.

Anonymous
3 days ago

ugly

Michael
3 days ago

Boring design

Anonymous
2 hours ago

Please know that your opinion isn’t something to be publicly announced if there’s plenty of people who are going to disagree.