Photos: Pedestrian Experience At Related’s 58-Story SLS Lux In Brickell

What is it like for a pedestrian to walk past Related Group’s newly completed 58-story SLS Lux condo tower?

Below are photographs of all three sides at sidewalk level.

The Arquitectonica-designed project has not announced a sell out value, but it is likely close to $500 million. 100 percent of units have been pre-sold, with closings now underway.

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Anonymous
3 years ago

They need to get rid of the bushes and put sidewalk there… but definitely keep the trees

Anonymous
3 years ago

And where are the residents dogs going to poop?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Brickell is already a grey, soulless and loud. The only greenspace is the piddly park near the train station. The opportunity to create a first rate urban space has been squandered by horrendous city planning.

Anonymous
3 years ago

agreed, its a canyon of parking garages.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Says the people who don’t ever walk there.

You forgot about the 9 acre Simpson park, the Miami Circle Park, Mary Brickell Park, the Baywalk from 4th Street to 15th Street, and all the green along the Underline, the jogging path that circles Brickell Key, and all the little pocket parks.

That is a lot of park for a 10 block long by 5 block wide neighborhood.

Oh yeah…and sorry to forget the Biscayne Bay National Park with the dolphins and manatees swimming by…
Brickell is okay.

Common Sense Posting
3 years ago

Some good. A lot of awful. Thankfully this can be changed as Miami becomes a true downtown

Anonymous
3 years ago

If you wanna say – Common Sense Posting – then you have to say what YOU think is “good and awful” about what you see in the pictures.

Me Meto
3 years ago

What’s awful is the elevated stoop entrances into the building. They narrow the sidewalks, create trip hazards, and offer negative pedestrian utility.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Gee, the article states “100 percent of units have been pre-sold, with closings now underway.” I bet no one who bought a unit in this building is complaining or has complained about the sidewalks… but you are?

Anonymous
3 years ago

You may not get this but sidewalks are for public use hence public commentary. I hope this helps.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oh, is that why we see mostly empty sidewalks all over Miami all the time?

Fifo
3 years ago

eh?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes…helps a little. The residents of SLS LUX will likely use the sidewalks more than anyone. The residents of Kendall will disparage these sidewalks more than anyone.

Anonymous
3 years ago

you’ll be thankful for the elevated entrance when the area floods thanks to that Chinese hoax about rising sea levels. /s

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

8th photo has a pretty bad blind spot for drivers leaving the building. Not the worst, just could be better as new construction.

Joel
3 years ago

urban streets, suburban sidewalks….

Anonymous
3 years ago

The Botero Sculpture is great, as is the artwork on the facade, and the light program. This is a great Urban building. Very well done.

Gringo
3 years ago

As an owner, I must honestly say, that it’s “fantastic” dead serious…the private elevator is sweet, and the location couldn’t be better.. and the maintenance/punch list items are swiftly taken care of…
I was truly concerned about Related Reputation… Buy one or rent one…you will Love it…
Sorry if you want to read negative feedback, believe me I would post…
Here is the negative, super strict move in policy with limited access to service elevator and frowned upon use of the private elevators to move your belongings, like luggage….
There is the negative…

Anonymous
3 years ago

The finishes and size of the units is basically 500 brickell meets 2018 but at much higher prices.

Gringo
3 years ago

I’m not familiar with 500 Brickell

Anonymous
3 years ago

That is not true at all.
SLS Lux has Italikraft cabinetry, SubZero, Wolf, floor to ceiling & wall to wall glass. A much, much, much nicer 6ft deep pool on the 59th Floor.
A residence only Sky Lounge on the 45th&46th floor. PLUS club rooms on the 9th and two more pools. SLS Lux has Concierge AND butlers. Private elevators. Beach club access at SLS South Beach. Super fast pre-wired technology including Nest and iPad to control power shade etc. Katsuya, not Pizza Rustica. The list goes on and on…

Exponentially better than 500 Brickell, without the legacy of Chinese drywall.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Anything you can tell us about the parking situation at the building?

Anonymous
3 years ago

As I type this, closings are under way. Tradesman are still staging material for the upper floors in the parking structure, so until it is clear and safe, there is no certificate of occupancy for the parking.
The valet staff is great, when you want your car, you text the word “car” and your car is waiting.
The structure should be open June 4.
For a 2bdrm, you get 2 parking spots plus a valet spot.
The parking structure has high ceilings of in the future, you don’t need parking, it can be converted to retail easily.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I walk through here almost every day and can’t understand why they were allowed too put in such narrow sidewalks. People walking north or south have to get into single file when anyone approaches from the opposite direction. Horrible planning and terrible for nearby residents!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Funny, nothing seems to deter you from walking on them though?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well if it’s the only way…What are you supposed to do?
Dumb.

Anonymous
3 years ago

yeah how the hell is this Miami21?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Single file on the North/South is only in the part in front of the driveway (get it??)

marc
3 years ago

I agree with those saying there is no need for all the shrubbery. Keep the trees and pave over the shrubs. They are unnecessary. The ones planted up against the building is enough.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Love the lush green plants as a barrier to the street. It keeps the Kendalleahns litter in the street not on the sidewalk. Also love the sidewalk dining on Eighth street.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Months old and the green is already blocking the sidewalk.

Clearly SLS doesn’t care about pedestrians.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Um yeah, sure, especially when you see hundreds of people walking on the sidewalks by this building.

You people can really whine about nothing.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The sidewalk troll strikes again

Anonymous
3 years ago

Along Eighth Street looks promising, but Miami Avenue and Ninth Street are sad!

Anonymous
3 years ago

8th Street needs bike lanes and a road diet.

aceraroja
3 years ago

“8th Street needs bike lanes and a road diet.”

YES. From Brickell Avenue to 1000000th Avenue XD but seriously all the way west

mondocondo
3 years ago

Another vestige of the old zoning code and not Miami 21, which is much more pedestrian friendly. Same as Flatiron, Panorama, and Hollo’s big one in the wings. It’s truly shameful that the city will have to live for generations with the legacy of planning bureaucrats and politicians unwilling to apply their own building code! Cheers

Anonymous
3 years ago

This should be good…

Anonymous
3 years ago

The pavers in the concrete sidewalk looks stupid and is a trip hazard.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Clearly designed by someone who never gets out of their car.

Anonymous
3 years ago

All the green island ficus (small bush) should be hardscape so people can get around each other; most of it will be stepped on and look horrible by years end.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Is that statue up front missing his franks and beans?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m assuming your a true art lover and recognize this Botero piece.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It was a cold day when it was sculpted.

Anonymous
3 years ago

no, but it has a very small fig leaf