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
14 days ago

It looks just like the renderings

Anonymous
14 days ago

LOL

Anonymous
14 days ago

Beautiful practical well located and Afordable

Anonymous
12 days ago

Need to go to the eye doctor!

Anonymous
9 days ago

Frustrated architect detected

Anonymous
14 days ago

Melo > Mana

Azarius
14 days ago

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

Azarius
14 days ago

A 1bed should be $1800

Anonymous
4 minutes ago

$1400

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

Foot traffic ? Due to covid downtown is dead

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

How many people actually wanna go to Orlando…

Anonymous
14 days ago

Lots – Disney, Universal, etc.

Anonymous
13 days ago

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

Anonymous
13 days ago

Este edificio tiene buena Vibra.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Please Melo buy more properties

Anonymous
14 days ago

Thank God the Melo Group is not another land banker.

Anonymous
14 days ago

But Mana’s properties

Anonymous
14 days ago

Next.. the sixty story downtown1st tower.

Anonymous
14 days ago

please Melo, build something better looking!!!
UGLY

Anonymous
13 days ago

Why don’t you?

Anonymous
13 days ago

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

Anonymous
10 days ago

LOL!

Anonymous
9 days ago

Frustrated architect detected

Anonymous
14 days ago

UPC code

Anonymous
12 days ago

not enjoying the paint job myself.

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
13 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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
13 days 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
12 days ago

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

Anonymous
12 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

Well, we got our ugly twin towers!

Realtalk Reilly
14 days ago

How much the rent is?

Anonymous
13 days ago

Wtf?

Anonymous
14 days ago

So Okan is really dead?

Anonymous
14 days ago

It’s been Mano’d

Anonymous
13 days ago

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

Anonymous
13 days ago

UGLY AF!!!

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
9 days 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
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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
13 days ago

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

Anonymous
9 days ago

Nicer than ever

Anonymous
14 days ago

This apartment complex turned out nice

Anonymous
13 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

… one monstrosity divided by two =
Downtown 5th

Anonymous
14 days ago

One monstrosity times two?

Anonymous
13 days ago

Just ignore. No doubt another Trump supporter.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Troll harder, the Melos donated to Trump.

Anonymous
13 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days ago

Third World architecture

Anonymous
14 days ago

Anything new and tall is better than status quo.

Anonymous
14 days 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
14 days 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
14 days ago

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

Anonymous
14 days 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.