Photos: Under-Construction Downtown Miami Melo Tower Nears 50th Floor

Melo Group’s Downtown 1st tower in downtown Miami reached level 48 last week, photos by Aaron DeMayo show.

Glass installation is underway close to level 30.

The project includes a 14-story podium with 453 parking spaces, office, and retail.

The upper levels of the tower will have 560 apartments.

Downtown 1st is planned to top off at 60 stories and 557 feet above ground, making it Melo’s tallest ever.

 

(photos: Aaron DeMayo)


 

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JMR
6 months ago

Meanwhile Mana in the same timeframe has managed to remove windows next door.

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

that office even has foam falling from it

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

construction go 🏃‍♂️🌫

Anonymous
6 months ago

Those people has not even managed to install a window frame. Shame on you, Mana!

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

This is going to be completed before manas renovated office next door is finished and it looks like its abandoned.

Conno Sir
6 months ago

Views are going to be stunning from this tower

Anonymous
6 months ago

Walk by daily – its growing like a weed

anonymous
6 months ago

vertical construction started in july so they are building 6 floors per month. not even the material and labor shortage slows down melo

Melo Yellow
6 months ago

That’s how it is when you are Sigma and Chad

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

Welcome to the Melo world of Meloism

Elpit Onaso
6 months ago

Melo has everything figured out to the last detail. They have perfected concrete slab process and have the trades necessary for a speedy execution.

MEAN MACHINE
6 months ago

Will some developer please build one or two towers on that empty lot that’s south east of this building and across from the Wells Fargo Bank building?

Anonymous
6 months ago

I would prefer to see a park. We dont have enough green spaces in downtown

Anonymous
6 months ago

We would all love to see more parks, but is the city supposed to pay the property owner the market rate for this lot? I don’t see that happening.

MEAN MACHINE
6 months ago

And then you’ll want benches and trees in the park. And then we’ll see you whining about the homeless sleeping in the park. And then you’ll want police patrolling inside the park. And then we’ll see you whining about what time they close the park.

All the while you’ll probably go to that park maybe once a year.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Maybe Mana could by it and let the grass grow lol

MEAN MACHINE
6 months ago

^ Please.. stop giving these park nuts hope.

Jibba Jabba
6 months ago

You forgot about complaining about the police too when they cruelly rouse the homeless you want gone.

nonmous
6 months ago

I would prefer they move that FPL station.

Anonymous
6 months ago

There have been plans for it.

MEAN MACHINE
6 months ago

I hope the plan is for something massive. That area is perfect for the right development.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I can see this building from my balcony, and its impressive how fast they are moving… but to be honest the design its awful

nonmous
6 months ago

That’s what some people also said about the building you live in.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I agree!

Anonymous
6 months ago

LOL, it might be true if he lives in Centro.

305 real one
6 months ago

It’s infill for people living above their means can’t cry about the rent

Anonymity
6 months ago

I have to say that I don’t understand all the disdain for this building’s appearance. It won’t win any awards, but it’s attractive enough. Not every new tower can be Astin Martin.

ignoranymous
6 months ago

^ Haha.. another person who prefer empty trash strewn lots.

Anonymous
6 months ago

These residents will enjoy the new Flagler St.

Melo Yellow
6 months ago

It will be torn up for years after this gets completed

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

melo will complete their building across from publix on 20th st and their twin towers on the bay before flager gets finished

Anonymous
6 months ago

Is Melo already leasing the units?

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

yeah from floors 2 through 23

Alex
6 months ago

How do you know this?! They’re already pre-leasing?

Rich D
6 months ago

Are they really pre-leasing

Ann
6 months ago

pretty building, but I have a feeling it will be hot as hell in the summer with those dark colors absorbing heat.

Melo Yellow
6 months ago

huh? it’s tinted glass

Anonymous
6 months ago

tinted glass still absorbs heat

Anonymous
6 months ago

not as much as untinted glass

Anonymous
6 months ago

I said it before and I’ll say it again. This should have been what Downtown 5th looked like. If it wasn’t twin towers, it would be the best view of Downtown Miami because you can’t see it.

ignoranymous
6 months ago

I told an ex-girlfriend that one day when I pointed at another girl and said, “this is what you should look like.”

She dropped me right on the spot.

Anonymous
6 months ago

14 story parking garage at the base. Seriously, downtown / brickell / edgewater are the city of parking garages.

ignoranymous
6 months ago

Is anybody bitching about the place you park your car in?

Ann
6 months ago

You give up your car first.
Just because someone parks a car at their home doesn’t automatically mean that they drive it every day.
They can walk, or use pubic transport during the week.

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

Seriously I use my car only three times a week. I walk everyone in midtown, design distract and wynwood

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

yes, I agree. Cars are a distriction. 😆

ignoranymous
6 months ago

I have a people walking business.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It makes you wonder when Metromover is in walking distance that perhaps it’s not adequate, and maybe Metrorail, Tri-Rail Coastal Link, and Brightline are more viable options in lieu of a car?

Yvonne
6 months ago

Wow I’m glad I saw Miami’s downtown in the 90s…. it’s just too much now.

nonmous
6 months ago

Please.. it still has a way to go.