Photos: CitizenM Miami Worldcenter’s Exterior Lighting Scheme

At Miami Worldcenter, a 351-room CitizenM hotel has been lighting up on a nightly basis as it gets closer to completion.

The CitizenM Miami World Center hotel is a 15 minute walk to FTX Arena, according to the CitizenM website. Another area of the website lists the walk time to the arena and Biscayne Bay as 8 minutes.

“Miami Central Station” (presumably the Brightline, Metrorail and Metromover hub) is listed as a 9 minute walk.

Reservations for hotel stays are not yet being accepted. The Brickell CitizenM hotel is already accepting reservations.

 

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Anonymous
19 days ago

Lmao at the walking distance. It’s literally in front of the FTX Arena. 1 minute or 8 minute really depends on the traffic light to cross Biscayne Blvd, which takes forever to turn because it’s really not pedestrian friendly.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Not only it takes forever to turn green to pedestrians, when it actually does turn green it gives you 10 seconds to cross so basically either you run or you have to wait another 10 minutes to cross the other half of the boulevard.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Biscayne Green will change that soon. There will be one less lane and Biscayne will be more pedestrian friendly. It’s inevitable as more people move to the area. Every new building brings almost 1,000 new people.

Not Anonymous
19 days ago

Let’s hope it happens and doesn’t fall victim to car-lobbied commissioners

Anonymous
19 days ago

“car-lobbied?”

I can name a few “ghost towns” in this country I think you might be interested in moving to.

Anonymous
19 days ago

You mean, they’re going to solve traffic problems by taking away one of the lanes?

Gee there are smart people running Miami.

Anonymous
19 days ago

It’s not gonna happen. The new urban residents are gonna have to adjust to actually living in a real urban area. That means lots of traffic, noise, special events, etc. If they don’t like it, hey, let ’em take their $900K and buy a house in Palmetto Bay.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Real urban areas are geared toward people and not cars. Look at NYC

Anonymous
19 days ago

NYC had a subway system since around the 1890’s. Miami was barely just a little hick town back then.

Stop comparing Miami to cities that are way bigger and much older.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Cars are for the third world. America needs to upgrade to rail-first infrastructure. That’s why NYC and Chicago are lightyears ahead of the country in development. because you don’t need a car to live there.

Anonymous
19 days ago

As a former miami resident that now lives in Chicago I can attest to this. It’s truly amazing how good public transportation changes a city for the better

Anonymous
19 days ago

Chicago is a frozen dump.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Yeah Los Angeles and Houston are dying off because they have too many cars…s t f u

Third worlders have bikes and bare feet for transport, not cars :/

Anonymous
19 days ago

^ … and burros.

Anonymous
19 days ago

NYC and Chicago rail infrastructure was also built by the private sector over 100 years ago, and under government authority is falling apart or takes ten years to change a lightbulb.

Anonymous
18 days ago

^
NYC and Chicago were big cities even back in the horse and buggy days before cars were invented. Now, those same cities are clogged with car and other vehicle traffic.

Geezz, I wonder if some people on this site do even a little reading?

Anonymous
19 days ago

No. They are going to resolve pedestrian problems by taking away one lane.

Anonymous
18 days ago

^
How about changing the timing on traffic lights first and see if that solves the problem?

Not Anonymous
19 days ago

Yes. Since there will be less lanes, the attractiveness of the route will decrease, leading to less drivers.

Anonymous
18 days ago

^
It won’t lead to less driving.. bet you will start hearing other people complain about the amount of traffic they’ve inherited on their streets because of it.

Metroloser and Metrofail
18 days ago

they should eliminate the sidewalk and add another traffic lane

Rem
18 days ago

Sounds like the same folks that run Fort Lauderdale – they’ve been continually removing lanes all around town and then wonder why there are miles long backups in various areas.

Anonymous
17 days ago

^
Yeah.. they build the traffic lanes for vehicles and then take away traffic lanes because of them.

Boy we elect smart people for our governmental offices in Florida.

Metroloser and Metrofail
18 days ago

Biscayne Blvd is for CARS and CARS ONLY!!!!!

Go walk on the beach if you want to walk so bad. Or buy a treadmill.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Those days are numbered. Better get used to it.

Anonymous
17 days ago

Yep. And they better adjust the time to and give people at least two or three more hours to get to work after they eliminate all these traffic lanes and reduce the ability to park everywhere. And also give the cops, fire department, ambulances, Uber/Lyft, and pizza drivers more time to get to you.

lol…

Anonymous
19 days ago

Yes, I’m 96 years old and I can only make it half way on my way to the park.

Anonymous
19 days ago

I am 30 and I can barely make it across so I feel you!

Azymous
19 days ago

Not be rude. But I never thought 90 year olds use the internet, I’m very impressed and surprised.

Anne A.
19 days ago

I’m in my 80’s and of course we do. How else to buy NFT’s and MiamiCoin just like you young and savvy whippersnappers?

Azymous
19 days ago

That’s great to know! I thought we were all young here, lol. MiamiCoin to the moon!

An Actual Baby
19 days ago

I’m literally a baby. I also can’t make it all the way across but I CAN use the internet.

DWNTWNR
19 days ago

The only time you would need to walk to FTX is for a game or concert. If you’d been to any recently, you’d know that police block vehicular traffic and allow pedestrians to cross very timely. I’ve never had to wait to cross Biscayne over 2 minutes during games.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Or you might wanna walk to go to the park…

Clifford
19 days ago

They NEED to make numerous pedestrian overpasses, and also force people off cars. Miami will NEVER be a world class city if it stays a car-centric city. Miami NEEDS to expand their rail too; LONG OVERDUE. SMH

Anonymous
19 days ago

The world around Cliff needs to change so he can cross Biscayne with ease to walk his shithappy dog and browse porn on his phone on the seawall. Screw car commuters, emergency vehicles, and delivery trucks. They don’t count.

Anonymous
19 days ago

They really don’t

Anonymous
19 days ago

emergency vehicles don’t count…..hate to say it, but there’s a reason why the rest on the web requires member registration for commenting—it cuts down on the 100% totally asinine postings

Anonymous
19 days ago

Yes! Screw car commuters. They can move to LA if they want to be stuck in traffic for hours on end. We’re slowly but surely gonna make Miami less car friendly.

Anonymous
17 days ago

^
Well tell all the people who have to drive across bridges to get where they live that they need to wait on buses to take them everywhere instead.

Anonymous
18 days ago

^
Clifford has to be a Chump supporter because you can see he believes in Martial Law… “force people off cars.” Lol….

Anonymous
18 days ago

First, we got around by horse and there was horse shit everywhere. Then, we built cars and roads for the cars.. and you hear some people complaining about “all these cars” and too many cars on the roads.

Fuck it, let’s live like the Amish. No lights no motorcars no electricity, not a single luxury, like Robinson Caruso, as primtive as can be… Lol.

– Gilligan

Make Miami a Livable City
19 days ago

Biscayne Blvd should be pedestrian only eventually.

Anonymous
19 days ago

…according to you the loser that nobody listens to and has no say in anything…thankfully

Metroloser and Metrofail
18 days ago

Pedestrians should be forbidden from crossing Biscayne Blvd. Double deck Biscayne Blvd to allow for increased car traffic volumes.

Anonbttm
19 days ago

I like your spirit but pedestrian overpasses only exist so as to shift as much of the burden of traffic management onto pedestrians (so cars can move as fast as possible without stopping; think US-1), so please god, no overpasses on Biscayne. Just improve the crosswalks and let the drivers suck it up and take the highway if they want to drive at a consistent 65 mph.

Metroloser and Metrofail
18 days ago

If you can’t walk over a pedestrian overpass then stay home and watch TV. Streets are for cars PERIOD.

Anonymous
15 days ago

besides if we were to get a pedestrian overpass it would be overrun by homeless on day 2.

Metroloser and Metrofail
18 days ago

They need to mothball Metrorail and require car ownership for all adults. No more free rides.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Go play in traffic.

Anonymous
18 days ago

Metrorail is free? And the government should make all adults own a car?

Joe CARollo
19 days ago

Should’ve been triple the height…huge miss here

Anonymous
19 days ago

It’s a filler and it’s perfect like this.

Anonymous
19 days ago

No, it’s a waste of air rights.

Not Anonymous
19 days ago

they can sell them and help make another supertall

Joe CARollo
19 days ago

You don’t build fillers in the core

Anonymous
19 days ago

You actually do because not every building can be the same height, you need to create some visual movement with different heights. With that said, we need more super-talls there.

Anonymous
19 days ago

You also need to create architectural variety that isn’t boxes of various heights and balcony placement.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Eventually, there will be a giant tower east of it in that empty lot.

M m
19 days ago

There never will be. There are limitations on that lot to preserve the historic view corridor of the freedom tower. You can’t build taller than a few stories. It’s really difficult to come up with a concept that is more profitable for the owner when they are making a killing on that property via charging for parking. My solution is to make it a park to preserve the view corridor and maximize parking with a two story underground garage.

Joe CARollo
19 days ago

The lot next to the freedom tower

Anonymous
19 days ago

Freedom tower?

Who kept who from coming here?

m m
19 days ago

I’m assuming the developers are trying to amplify views for the residential buildings in the rest of the development, rather than deliver bay-views only to temporary hotel guests.

Joe CARollo
19 days ago

Ya that was probably the agreement with worldcenter, but then they should’ve just sold a lot away from the water…

Anonymous
19 days ago

I agree. Miami can’t afford to build short. Miami should’ve been the West’ version of Hong Kong.

Casey
19 days ago

What happened to Citizen M in South Beach? Delayed for well over a year already.

s.k
19 days ago

They haven’t even opened the 21-story Brickell one after more than 2 years. It’s disappointing they didn’t coordinate with Mary Brickell Village the continuation of the sidewalk design and just put cement, not to mention the eyesore billboards they put on the facade. So, don’t worry if the SoBe project cancels, you are not missing anything good.

AbyNormal
18 days ago

Thank the City of Miami Beach for that. If Moishe owned properties on Miami Beach, the entire island would be under water (year 2100) before he built anything.

peej
15 days ago

It’s breaking ground shortly, with the current schedule completing by Halloween 2023. Suffolk is slowly building Brickell & MWC–and was NOT invited to bid South Beach.

This one is by Americaribe, who partnered w/ Moriarty on Brickell City Center.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Holy shit, how could they possibly say 15 min? It’s right in front of it!

Anonymous
19 days ago

It’s Miami. People would probably drive from there to the Arena🤣🤣🤣

Azymous
19 days ago

People uber from the FTX arena to Bayside

Anonymous
19 days ago

I just moved from NY and I always walk from there to Brickell City Center😅

Azymous
19 days ago

I’ll keep you in my prayers, lol.

Anonymous
19 days ago

That’s a long walk

Anonymous
19 days ago

Lol it really isn’t

s.k
19 days ago

Let’s see if you keep walking during the summer with the heat, intermittent rain and no shade.

Anonymous
19 days ago

It’s not my first time in Miami and I did walk the same distance in summer time. I’m NY strong😉

Anonymous
18 days ago

I bet you walk there at night because its hot as hell in the daytime.. unless you want to get your tan on.

E E
19 days ago

they fumbled the bag horrendously by not being ready for Fourmula 1 week

Anonymous
19 days ago

A few months amback they had all the windows lit up in different colors, maybe it was just a test but it was really nice. Hopefully that’s what they’ll do when it opens!😍

Anonymous
19 days ago

I saw that too. Hopefully they will have color patterns like that because it looked dope

Gabriel Guerrero
19 days ago

This building would’ve been better in wynwood why in downtown when we have the opportunity to build high rises??

Melo is sigma and chad
19 days ago

Now lets see how long they’re going to maintain the lights

Anonymous
19 days ago

Why wouldn’t they?

m m
19 days ago

Its a beautiful addition to the area. Looks like it was influenced by the streamline-moderne style of 1940’s cruise ships. Gensler is a solid firm and the buildings improvement to the pedestrian experience is fantastic. Can’t wait to see the rest of World Square fleshed out.

Adrian Diaz
19 days ago

Every building deserves a lighting scheme, Miami should strive to look more like Hong Kong or Singapore than Chicago.

Melo is sigma and chad
19 days ago

Most buildings in those cities dont have a lighting scheme. Yall complain about melo buildings but most hong kong high rises are blocks without balconies and hundreds of AC’s sitting out. Miami is Miami

Miami
19 days ago

Completely agree. Hong Kong must be one of the ugliest skylines. It has several iconic buildings but the majority look like vertical slums. Chicago on the contrary is a work of art. Many iconic buildings in all possible styles. Remember that city was the birthplace of the skyscraper and never stopped building so the variety of styles is unmatched in the world. With the exception of new York. I’m happy with the development of Miami. Considering it was a small town until not that long ago. Go Mia go!!!

Three OH Five
19 days ago

I’m on your side too and I see Miami as more modern and cleaner than NYC and Chicago. But I don’t see Miami being as big as those cities yet we need a lot more to go! Hong Kong is ugly👎

Advack is
19 days ago

Bring a vapor wave vibe to the city and it will be one of the most beautiful cities at night

Clifford
19 days ago

@Adrian Diaz Chicago is the bar for urban development. Yea, Hong Kong is the densest city in the world and has by far the most skyscrapers, but it is undeniably a mess. Chicago has capacity and still looks good; and Chicago invented lights on buildings and has alot of em, so I don’t understand your comment.

Artemio
19 days ago

I live in Chicago and it’s only nice by the lake people give Miami shit but our roads are better, trains nicer, and everything is well maintained. Chicago is not home.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Sounds like you haven’t been to Miami lately. They can’t even figure out how to fine dog owners who let their pooches shit all over the streets. It’s becoming another disgusting city.

Artemio
18 days ago

I never seen a city with as much garbage flying around as Chicago people here are absolute pigs I rather take dog poo then shattered bottles of Hennessy in residential neighborhoods.

Anonymous
18 days ago

^
Hey Artemio, please learn what commas and periods are for and how to use them.

Anonymous
15 days ago

bc most of these lazy jerkoffs come from other big cities where they are used to shitting and walking away.

Archiami
19 days ago

Beautiful glass in the first floor. It gives a lot to the ground level / pedestrian experience.

Anonymous
19 days ago

The walk to FTX is much shorter than 15 minutes! Anyone who takes the mover to Heat games and gets off at Park West Station knows. Great location, looking forward to having this area come more alive.

I hope they do something with that surface parking lot. There should be a better entrance /gateway to WorldCenter.

Anonymous
19 days ago

That parking lot should be turned into a low rise museum

Anonymous
19 days ago

Turn the underutilized former printing facility in the back into a museum and turn the actual tower into a boutique hotel. The parking lot deserves a condo tower by RAMSA. Too bad under MDC ownership, with or without State funds, they will continue to let it fall apart.

Anonymous
19 days ago

They should build a square there not to overpower the Freedom Tower

Anonymous
19 days ago

It would be great to have a square there like they do in every major European city but a Museum would be cool too. Something like Arsch Center, futuristic and low-rise

Anonymous
19 days ago

I guess you haven’t heard… museums around the world are struggling to stay open.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Just because you don’t even know how the inside of a museum looks like, it doesn’t mean we all have to be down at your level…

Anonymous
19 days ago

^
Look, I don’t need to act like I’m smart because I go to museums like you. If you think what I said is a lie, then your woefully uninformed.

Anonymous
19 days ago

I like how clean the outside of this hotel looks without all that goofy art shit on the windows.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Wait for a slight gust from an afternoon summer storm.

Anonymous
19 days ago

ITT, seventy-plus comment flame war over a five minute walk.

BB1
19 days ago

It’s beautiful at night!

calivalle
19 days ago

Have Elon MUSK Tunneled Biscayne blvd from the river to PAMM,how friendly is that…

Anon
15 days ago

Unless you are a snail, the walking is less than 5 minutes to the arena.

Anonymous
19 days ago

This is much more beautiful than the one in Brickell. Bravo!

Anonymous
19 days ago

The whole area will be better than Brickell soon!🌴

Anonymous
19 days ago

Absolutely

Anonymous
19 days ago

The one in Brickell is growing on me. But it should have been at least 15 floors taller.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Why walk to the FTX Arena when you can ride there on the Metromover from this hotel?

Anonymous
19 days ago

Probably because the station that you would get off to go to the arena is literally the same station you would board when leaving the hotel. The station is right between the 2.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Some people are capable of putting one foot in front of the other and don’t demand Metromover and stops over (and destroying) every street.