Photos: Soil Testing At Melo’s Downtown 5th Site, Where Twin 50-Story Towers Planned

Soil testing appears to be underway this week at the site where developer Melo Group is planning to build the Downtown 5th twin-tower apartment project.

The two tower project is proposed to rise 495 feet above ground, or 508 feet above sea level, according to an FAA filing over the summer. If built at that height, each tower will likely have about 50 stories.

On the land next door, developer Okan Group is preparing to break ground on the 890-foot Okan Tower, which would become the tallest building in Miami upon completion.

Downtown 5th will include luxury residential, along with commercial and retail, according to Melo’s website.

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

The area will be striking in 5 years with all the construction and the signature bridge and park underneath. Wow, quite a competitive edge to Brickell

leticia Marin
3 years ago

Amazing looking rental!!!! Kudos to Melo!

marc
3 years ago

The race to break ground on that block is real. The Argentinean versus the Turk.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It really is smart for both developers to build their projects at the same time.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Okan will take likely a year longer in construction.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Take notes Mana.

Anonymous
3 years ago

He can’t take notes, his short pencil is out of lead.

Anonymous
3 years ago

As fast as they move I can beat they will be going vertical next month an finished by the end of 2019!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Haha yep probably in November and since Okan is signing deals they might start soon too.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Cmon give me 5 feet to give us 2 more at 500 feet ?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Actually, from a distance you can’t really tell the difference between the 495ft and 500ft heights.

Anonymous
3 years ago

They would probably look or appear just a bit taller than 500 ft, since each independent tower looks a bit slim.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Cool color accents. Love it. What a skyline.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re one of the first people who come on this site and have something nice to say about the color of this project. I like the color too!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I wish somebody would do a juxtaposition rendering of these towers and the Lotus tower next to them.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Can we please have more shade covering trees. We have enough palm trees already.

Gene
3 years ago

Yes. If the city required every developer to plant shade street trees on the sidewalks in Miami, maybe we’d see more people walking. The same goes for mandated covered sidewalks that would also shelter from rain as well as sun. C’ mon guys, they were doing this in the 1920’s and it worked.

Anonymous
3 years ago

these projects are the only reason why I haven’t killed my self yet

ricky ricardo
3 years ago

for the love of all this is holy, please include some decent friggin retail in your buildings. MIXED USE!!!

Roberto
3 years ago

these are not the best looking towers. However,they will give a jump start to an already dead area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Amen…..

Anonymous
3 years ago

And that is why I like Melo, not the best looking buildings but they do jumpstart areas. They first jumpstarted the Miami river and then the Omni area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yup.. buildings for average folks.. not millionaires.

Itaca
3 years ago

Terrible boxes and cheap designs. We’ll see the same building design everywhere. Enough with Melo

Anonymous
3 years ago

If Melo goes away, does that mean we’ll start seeing your buildings taking their place?

Anonymous
3 years ago

so, if you dont like a car, you have to build your own car?

Anonymous
3 years ago

So if you’re complaining about someone’s car, does it mean you have something better?

Anonymous
3 years ago

absolutely right !

Anonymous
3 years ago

some people want all the biggest construction firms to start building luxury buildings at downtown miami right away. it does n’t happen that way,revitalizing an area takes time downtown miami is not like downtown chicago which is a well developed area and attracts lots of mega projects, they need to jump start some areas and then the luxury developments will come

Anonymous
3 years ago

Boring boxes with cheap, spastic cladding that looks like an Aldi barcode. Especially next to Okan Tower, SAD! It looks more like it would be the Federal Detention Center annex across the street rather than residential.

AndrewN
3 years ago

Why not just enjoy them for what they are? I mean if every tower was a signature tower what would you have to appreciate?

Anonymous
3 years ago

It doesn’t mean it has to be ugly.