Photos: Downtown 1st At Level 40, Eleven Months After Breaking Ground

Update: Level 40 has just been poured, according to shell contractor L&R Structural Corp.

 

Melo Group’s Downtown 1st tower has reached the 38th level of construction, new drone photos by Aaron Demayo show.

It is less than eleven months after groundbreaking took place.

At this time last year, Downtown 1st was just an empty lot.

In mid March 2021, Melo commenced foundation work. The foundation was poured on June 8.

Contractors now appear to have reached level 38 of the shell. It is just 35 weeks since the foundation pour took place.

Downtown 1st will be the tallest tower ever built by Melo. It is set to top off at 60 stories, or 537 feet.

It is the 12th tallest tower actively under construction in downtown Miami.

There will be 560 rental apartments in the new development.

 

(photo: L&R Structural Corp.)


(photos: Aaron Demayo)

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Anonymous
3 months ago

Meanwhile manas office tower next door doesn’t have windows in it yet. Thank you Melo, look forward to see what your project will look like east of the publix on biscayne.

Not Anonymous
3 months ago

Let’s just hope there are no structural issues…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Boy give it a rest. Even if true. The same comment 20 times a month.

Anonymous
3 months ago

At this rate Downtown Sixth will be fully revealed this year and topped out the next.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Good!

Melo is sigma and chad
3 months ago

I wish Melo own more lots in the downtown.

Anonymous G
3 months ago

Lets go Melo and L&R! Killing it! This building will be done soon!

Anonymous
3 months ago

the views will be amazing from here, go melo!

Anonymous
3 months ago

I love this one

Anonymous
3 months ago

I do also. Please Melo, build at least fifty of these kinds of towers in northwest Miami.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Not even Melo can keep up with Miami’s rental demand, although they are by far the quickest developers.

DJL Cyber
3 months ago

That, I agree with.

Elnalgitas
3 months ago

Are these going to be market rate apartments?

Anonymous
3 months ago

yep

Anonymous
3 months ago

How the hell can you possibly shove 60 stories on 537 feet? I hope melo doesn’t pass these ideas to other developers

Anonymous
3 months ago

It’s simple each floor is near 9 ft tall maybe lobby is a bit taller like 10 ft etc..

Anonymous
3 months ago

Rental apartments vs condos. No need to go higher ceilings for what Melo builds

Elnalgitas
3 months ago

You want cheap rentals nah?

Anonymous
3 months ago

the ICONIC design of gutted concrete

Anonymous
3 months ago

will it be ready by august?

Anonymous G
3 months ago

Probably more like November or December is when they will TCO. People will for sure be living in those apartments this year.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Still so wild to see a full-on interstate dump out directly into what should be a walkable downtown. Great neighborhood….

calivalle
3 months ago

Give it a couple of years, your Miami darling MANA will sell to, out of town investors..Its an awesome opportunity and make an awwwmazing downtown with developers with bigger pockets….have a fantastic weekend my friends…..

Realtalk Reilly
3 months ago

I like the design but they went a little too high for that particular spot IMO. It abuts the expressway and the other surroundings are pretty much all built out, so it is always going to disproportionally stick out from its neighbors like a sore thumb. Not a fan of radical departures in height from one building to all its neighbors. It would fit in more naturally, but still be prominent, if they had topped it off at 45 stories.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Okay… now go back to sleep.

Anonymous
3 months ago

This is illogical. If all developers followed this logic, no building in Miami would have ever reached higher than the Freedom Tower.

Realtalk Reilly
3 months ago

Listen Mister Spock, I was giving my OPINION (IMO stands for “In My Opinion,” FYI) that I don’t like to see one building sticking WAY up above the other buildings. It’s not about “logic,” it’s just a personal aesthetic preference.

If this building wasn’t surrounded by an expressway and other, relatively modern buildings that are much lower, then there might be the potential for the surrounding environs to grow so that the building did not look grossly out of place. As it is, that is just how it will look. Sticking up all by itself like it’s a monument to something. I don’t like it.