Photos: First Glass Installed At Melo’s 60-Story Downtown 1st

Glass installation is now underway at Melo Group’s 60-story Downtown 1st apartment tower.

The project includes a 14-story podium with parking spaces and lined with offices.

Renderings show that several sides of the podium that aren’t lined with offices will have a decorative feature.

Downtown 1st will include:

  • 560 residential units
  • 2,925 square feet of commercial space
  • 12,930 square feet of office space
  • 453 parking spaces

Downtown 1st will become the tallest tower ever built by Melo. The permanent height of the building is planned at 557 feet.

 

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

 


 

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Melo is Sigma and Chad
1 month ago

They’re going to have this completed before manas renovation of a office building next door is done.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hell will freeze over before Mana starts/finishes anything.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can’t wait to go to the top off party next month.

Anonymous
1 month ago

When is Downtown 6th breaking ground? I’m excited about that one.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This developer moves fast!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes. They are also developing the mustard/yellow building next door. It will have a Fritanga Monimbo and Botanica Nena II.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo will be up there with Henry Flagler and Julia Tutle as Miami’s most important figures.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree with you!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, not really. Jorge Perez of Related litterers the city with mediocre residential towers and slapped his name on an art museum, but few people outside of the real estate industry know his name.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It looks like the glass install is only 8 stories below the top floor pours. I’m no construction expert but that seems impressive to be chasing that so closely…

Anonymous G
1 month ago

As someone in the construction industry thay is very impressive and hard for many GC’s to accomplish. Takes a lot of planning and communication with everyone. Hats off to Melo and their sub contractors.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I just love that building…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow a decent looking Melo building. Now they just have to be more creative than a black & white paint palette on their buildings.

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

Aria Reserve might be what you’re looking for.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Even their luxury buildings have shoddy work

DJL Cyber
1 month ago

How do you figure? Have you actually leased one of their units before?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hopefully more housing supply will help stabilize apartment prices in downtown Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another one

-DJ Khalid

Anonymous
1 month ago

Love the fast pace of construction and height, but is a 14 story podium necessary? There are 5 Metromover stations, a Metrorail stop, and Brightline within less than half a mile of the building..

Anonymous
1 month ago

There will be offices and commercial businesses in this building. Plus some residents will have relatives who drive from out of town to visit them.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The point is that if developers continue building to satisfy car-dependency, traffic will just get worse as more people move here and Downtown will always be congested. The transit infrastructure isn’t meeting the pace of development and it’s already set up to fail mobility for residents. Look what happened with Art Basel. This location really doesn’t need 450 parking spaces especially since Flagler is going pedestrian and it’s highly accessible via transit.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell me this.. if you were a developer, would you run the risk of not providing parking for your residents and other patrons you’re trying to attract to your building, or take a chance that can force those same residents and patrons you want to attract to your building out of their vehicles because you think they’ve gotten too “car dependent?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

I meant to say – take chance that you can force

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just because the car spaces are there doesnt mean all 450 cars are going to be on the street at the same time. Plus, even if you live in downtown that doesnt mean you spend your time there. what if you leave here then work in Doral? Youre going to need a car.

Generally, i think people who move into these apartments probably wont use their cars that much being so close to the metro mover and bars/restaurants/grocery stores

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great cities have a lot of traffic, even if they are walkable and have good mass transit systems, Ny City and SF are an example

Grady Muhammad
1 month ago

Melo is developing building on time and budget to. Great Melo

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

There isn’t even a parking space for every unit, why still whine about the parking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

BECAUSE I HATE PARKING SPOTS!!!

– GRUMPY SMURF

Anonymous
1 month ago

This bld is raising a lot faster than buildings like 2000 biscayne , nativo and metro edge water.this buildings also have very basic designs but don’t even come close to building as fast as melo

Anonymous
1 month ago

I like the offices part.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wanna know they going to keep that old building up or demolished it

Anonymous
1 month ago

Decorative podium murals do not architecture make.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo needs to mellow, filling the city with ugliness

Anonymous
1 month ago

At least the Melo Group is doing something that these land-bankers haven’t for a long time, and that’s contributing to Miami’s “Skyline.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Allegedly with windows from the Colombian company linked with all kinds of illegal activities. Look it up on the news

Anonymous
1 month ago

What does contributing to Miami’s skyline do and why is it good?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Man aren’t you clueless.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s a simple question

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well for one thing, if your or anyone you know works at Home Depot or Lowes, it helps keep you or them employed.