Photos: 43-Story Bezel Miami Worldcenter Lights Up For The First Time

The 43-story Bezel tower under construction at Miami Worldcenter reached a milestone last night when the lights were turned on for the first time.

Bezel is the new name of the building, which was formerly known as the Luma tower.

Groundbreaking took place in April 2019 after the developers obtained $143 million in construction financing.

Bezel will include 434 apartments.

The new building will offer the “highest-end product in the market,” with luxurious amenities, New York-based developer Moinian Group has said.

The Bezel tower sits on the 7th Street Promenade.

Also under construction on the same block is a CitizenM Hotel with 351 rooms, a multi-level retail building known as the “jewelry box,” and a 12-story retail, restaurant and parking complex.

 

The promenade, hotel and retail in front of the new Bezel tower:

(photos: Ryan Rea)

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Who doesn’t love giant rectangle walls with prison windows or even better no windows or design features at all!

Anonymous
1 month ago

People who’ll rent there…

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Melo monstrosity or this in the background? For this, the blank wall up the building is sort of meh, but at least it’s no shitty mural.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Melo monstrosity” 🤣

Paul
1 month ago

Take a close look at Hong Kong’s skyline sometime. Everyone agrees it’s one of the most beautiful skylines in the world and yet half of the buildings are like this but with the façade adorned with window AC units in every other window.

All Miami needs is a handful of really impressive buildings and the rest can be boring rectangles that provide a backdrop and overall mass and volume for the skyline.

These rectangles are also cheaper than whatever else you’re envisioning. And cheaper units means more people on the street breathing life into an area that was previously empty lots and surface parking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thanks Paul…

Anonymous
16 days ago

I mean I think lots of people are in agreement about that in general, but the development is called Miami “World” Center after all – and they clearly market it as the meeting point of the Americas & a world class development. A typical all-stucco rental building like Bezel, which honestly looks like any one of the build-a-rise’s going up in Lauderdale, feels kinda cheap for a WORLD CENTER.

Anonymous
1 month ago

guess you forgot what your prison windows looked like….

Anonymous
1 month ago

So when are those proposed futuristic metromover stations going to be finished like in the renderings

Anonymous
1 month ago

Never.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What renderings are you talking about?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Still more realistic than expanding it, because any expansion should be in that style with bigger trains.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now please get to building some towers on the lot that’s been empty for so long that used to house the Miami Arena building.

Anonymous
1 month ago

whatever, it’s density. looking forward to this area

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re right.. and there are many more empty lots in and near downtown I want to see towers built on.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope they open all these new towers soon, so far only one of the melo towers is open and it looks half empty. I hope all these towers are fully occupied in a couple of months and there is a lot more activity in downtown miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

The banality of the skyscrapers will haunt the city and people will look back and wonder why developers built such uninspired concrete blocks. Density is not good enough alone. Don’t make excuses for greedy developers who build trash.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Until Miami gets to the count of about 700 skyscrapers, what you see now ain’t nothing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

My bet would be that the only people looking back like that will be acedemics, Bureaucrats who never BUILD anything, and dopes who worship them.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lights up ??!!! Thrilling ???

Anonymous
1 month ago

This area is coming together beautifully. Can’t wait for it to be packed with people and stores. I just hope they’ll put some over the top fountains, statues, etc. This has the potential to be much better than Brickell!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami of course.. beautiful project.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good infill but bland. Maybe the architect had a rogue employee that emBEZZLed the money, so he gave up and design something less ambitious.

Anonymous
1 month ago

oh boo ho….. bland? what did you design?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Luma is a better name

Anonymous
1 month ago

We can call it Bezeluma!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Luma – a monetary unit of Armenia, equal to one hundredth of a dram.
Bezel – a groove holding the crystal of a watch or the stone of a gem in its setting.
Equally “meh” names.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe whoever had a say in naming the project liked watches? hmmmm

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anything Zom Living now builds will have a “Z” in the building’s name (Muze, Maizon, Bezel, etc.)

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Z Tower”

Hmmm.. sounds catchy…

Anonymous
1 month ago

your hypothesis is rejected. Solitaire has no “Z” in it

Anonymous
1 month ago

They thought it was spelled Zolitaire and realized it too late.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Bezel”? Is that short for “Beezelbub,” aka… SATAN?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Satan doesn’t exist, just like God.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Edge much? How’s your wife’s son doing?

Anonymous
1 month ago

typical bernie bro

Anonymous
1 month ago

Waiting for that next Q drop huh?

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Trust the plan” hahahaha

Anonymous
1 month ago

Amazing, it the buildings have any twist or texture, then they are called ‘Too Futuristic’.
If they don’t have these items and are more mainstream, they are called ‘Bland and Boring’.
If simple and understated, then they can called “Uninteresting and No Imagination’.

So the big question is WTF are people wanting in Miami? Don’t ever see any comments on what the complainers are suggesting. Instead of interesting comments it it mostly nasty unhelpful complaints.

Grow up and enjoy the new and exciting buildings that are being built.
Easy building with Million dollar units is bringing mass money in property taxes

Anonymous
1 month ago

Most of them have very huge vocabulary also which they mostly use the word “ugly” out of.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s amazing this building went up as well and as fast as it did with all the turmoil and pandemic surrounding us these days. Good job!!!

Danny Costa
1 month ago

Dwayne Wade Blvd.
LET’S GO HEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!