Melo Removes Crane From First 52-Story Downtown 5th Tower, Second Tower Near Top Off

Melo Group has removed the first crane at their twin-tower Downtown 5th project after  completing vertical construction on the first tower.

Shell contractor L&R Structural Corp. uploaded a photo to Instagram of the first tower without a crane late last week.

The crane was needed for just nine months before being removed – remarkably fast for a 52-story tower. It was installed in February 2020.

Two more cranes are still in place, as the second 52-story tower at the complex continues to rise and nears top off.

Downtown 5th is the biggest ever residential project in Miami’s Central Business District, with 1,042 apartments and 12,506 square feet of retail.

It is also the biggest ever project for developer Melo Group.

 

 

(photo via L&R Structural Corp.)

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Anonymous
2 months ago

“I dont need to take cranes down because I never put them up”

Mana

Anonymous
2 months ago

Hahahaha.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Melo Miami winning

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s going to be at least a 45 min wait to ride the elevator

Anonymous
2 months ago

Okayyy Nostradumbis…….

Anonymous
2 months ago

I hope they buy more lots, as of now I think they only own like two lots for future projects.

Anonymous
2 months ago

they own far more than that. once they figure out how to break the zoning rules on their other lots, then you will see them willing to build.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Will Okan Tower be built right in front of it?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Can we get some news on Okan?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes please! Okan or Okan’t?! That’s the question.

Anonymous
2 months ago

okan!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahaha keep waiting

Anonymous
2 months ago

that is going to be a nice area to hang out with all those buildings close to each other Melo twin towers,luma tower,caoba Miami central and the new hotels

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes. So the occupants can look into each other’s tiny apartments and wave.

eymay
2 months ago

I kind of miss the green/aqua glass paneling on the original renders

Anonymous
2 months ago

Sue them

Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s still there go to their website!

Anonymous
2 months ago

You’ll be able to look right into the prison next door

Anonymous
2 months ago

wave to the inmates

Anonymous
2 months ago

Give them some entertainment

Anonymous
2 months ago

awesome very exciting filler, however do not like that giant podium wall. :/

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yawn

Anonymous
2 months ago

I wanna second that yawn…

yawnnnnnnn……..

Optimist
2 months ago

That should be solved by Okan.

Anonymous
2 months ago

no one lets you say anything bad about melo here, but it doesn’t look like the renderings

Anonymous
2 months ago

“no one lets you say anything bad about melo here”

Really?.. can you read or do you actually read the comments on this site about Melo?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Keep up the good work Melo, the 55 and up are rooting for ya!

Bernie
2 months ago

Tremendously ugly

Anonymous
2 months ago

I told them you were the best architect in the world Bernie… but they won’t listen to me.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Melo needs to mellow down. enough of ugliness

Anonymous
2 months ago

By the time the city realizes that the whole thing looks like Columbia, it will be to late. All of the choice lots will be gone and we will be stuck with the ugliest skyline in the country.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Columbia, South Carolina?

Anonymous
2 months ago

They built it very fast, and now we have to look at this monstrosity forever.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Better than looking at that ugly Skyrise behemot forever.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Better than looking at your mom!

-Melo

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yep!