1,042-Unit Downtown 5th Apartment Towers Getting Closer To Completion

Two 52-story apartment towers that will bring thousands of residents into Miami’s urban core are nearing completion.

The two towers form a complex called Downtown 5th.

Photos show that most of the balconies are now installed on the east tower at the complex, which is further ahead. The west tower is now being painted.

Groundbreaking for the first tower took place in December 2019, with a foundation pour in February 2020. The second tower’s foundation pour took place in March 2020.

Each tower rises 53 stories, or 495 feet above ground.

Combined, the two buildings will have 1,042 apartments – more than any other residential project ever built in Miami’s Central Business District.

Melo Group is the developer.

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)

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Anonymous
6 months ago

It looks just like the renderings

Anonymous
6 months ago

LOL

Anonymous
6 months ago

Beautiful practical well located and Afordable

Anonymous
6 months ago

Need to go to the eye doctor!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Frustrated architect detected

Anonymous
6 months ago

Melo > Mana

Azarius
6 months ago

They need to go ahead and open. This area could use the foot traffic

Azarius
6 months ago

A 1bed should be $1800

Anonymous
6 months ago

$1400

Anonymous
6 months ago

Sheesshhh… can you wait? It’s only been a little over a year since Melo broke ground on this project.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Foot traffic ? Due to covid downtown is dead

Anonymous
6 months ago

Take the elevator down and jump on the train to Orlando… what a dream!

Anonymous
6 months ago

How many people actually wanna go to Orlando…

Anonymous
6 months ago

Lots – Disney, Universal, etc.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Forget it, Fort Lauderdale is the furthest this person will travel.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Este edificio tiene buena Vibra.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Please Melo buy more properties

Anonymous
6 months ago

Thank God the Melo Group is not another land banker.

Anonymous
6 months ago

But Mana’s properties

Anonymous
6 months ago

Next.. the sixty story downtown1st tower.

Anonymous
6 months ago

please Melo, build something better looking!!!
UGLY

Anonymous
6 months ago

Why don’t you?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Twin towers I wouldn’t mind seeing come down in my lifetime.

Anonymous
6 months ago

LOL!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Frustrated architect detected

Anonymous
6 months ago

UPC code

Anonymous
6 months ago

not enjoying the paint job myself.

Anonymous
6 months ago

at first glance i thought the buildings were in Chernobyl lol – similar architecture.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Bauhaus Monstrosity … Melohaus style 🧐in the new architectural archives shall indeed this be considered!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

At least still taught architectural principals of symmetry, unlike these asymmetrical, schizophrenia barcode towers.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I love the way the architects wax about the glory of the building’s appearance with no consideration of how the structure impacts a neighborhood or what it’s like at street level, usually just tall walls and canyons.

Anonymous
6 months ago

And I get tired of people like you whining all the time. In your very small world there is no worry about running a city, just whine about what and how developers built something.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Me too. People crying about everything like little school children. Completely clueless to a sense of reality.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Hideous looking. Zero creativity. Just steel and concrete boxes.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Well, we got our ugly twin towers!

Realtalk Reilly
6 months ago

How much the rent is?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Wtf?

Anonymous
6 months ago

So Okan is really dead?

Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s been Mano’d

Anonymous
6 months ago

Nice separation between the towers lol. Easily the UGLIEST building built this cycle. Nice job Melo!

Anonymous
6 months ago

UGLY AF!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

nice to see the infill but not sure i would ever want to leave here. Imagine being in a building with that many units. You’d never get to enjoy the amenities. Eventually, that area will get better over time though

Anonymous
6 months ago

and your neighbors just party until 5am and people speed in the parking garage

Anonymous
6 months ago

You must be a former resident to know about this! I lived in Square Station for one year and personally saw 5 accidents, and another two I did not see was my friend’s car that was hit (parked). Also the poor management, security, valet operators, trash such as bottles filled with piss in the A/C ducts, screws and glue in the drains, the list goes on.

Anonymous
6 months ago

What amenities? Have you ever visited their other buildings? Very sparse furniture on pool deck and minimal equipment in gym.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Had the same thought, how are these not like people warehouses? And given Melo’s penchant for cheap construction what will they be like in 5 years?

Anonymous
6 months ago

look at the buildings they built 5 years ago and see how they look now

Anonymous
6 months ago

Nicer than ever

Anonymous
6 months ago

This apartment complex turned out nice

Anonymous
6 months ago

Thanks man. And if you don’t wanna live there, no one is twisting anyone’s arm to make them.

Anonymous
6 months ago

… one monstrosity divided by two =
Downtown 5th

Anonymous
6 months ago

One monstrosity times two?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Just ignore. No doubt another Trump supporter.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Troll harder, the Melos donated to Trump.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Troll harder? I guess you’re another Trump supporter who can’t do simple math.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Third World architecture

Anonymous
6 months ago

Anything new and tall is better than status quo.

Anonymous
6 months ago

because empty lots; high crime; and homeless in streets make a better city?? Not everything can be luxury, both from a cost perspective and for a city to become a viable and livable place.

Anonymous
6 months ago

if it was third world, it wouldnt be this high, most slum buildings peak at six floors. every major city in the world has boxy high rises like this because not everything can look like the empire state building or burj.

Anonymous
6 months ago

But same rule applies that not every bldg has to be a rectangular box

Anonymous
6 months ago

If you are not complaining on the building, you are complaining on the lack of affordable housing.
Obviously, round, glass, larger windows cost more.