Piling Complete, Excavation To Begin At Miami’s Westernmost 600-Foot Tower

The general contractor for the 54-story Miami River tower in Brickell says that piling work is now nearly complete.

Contractor G.T. McDonald wrote on Instagram that excavation at the site is set to begin this month.

A tower that will rise 640 feet is now under construction. Later, multiple other towers are planned to rise at the site.

The first phase is being funded by a $310 million construction loan from Madison Realty Capital.

A total of 632 apartments, retail space, and a public promenade on the river are included in the first phase.

When all phases are complete, the project will have 1,678 residential units, 330 hotel rooms, 196,882-square-feet of retail space, and 98,040-square-feet of office space.

 

(photo: GT McDonald)

 


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Anonymous
1 month ago

This is a wonderful project. What tower is first to rise?
Sorry, I”m new to this site in case it’s been announced previously

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

we don’t know yet

Evan
1 month ago

Based on where they’ve been doing piles, it looks like the oval shaped building along the river. Which from a construction standpoint would also make sense, because you’d want to work your way out back towards the road

Anonymous
1 month ago

The title of the news informs that they will start with the tower further west. So I understand it’s the closest turret to the baseball field, the last of the renders.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can’t wait for the riverwalk!

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

why do they only show the bottom of the towers? Do they not know that the tops should look like yet?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sensational. Before long, both banks of the Miami River will be filled with beautiful towers, from the river entrance to I-95. It would be very interesting if the entire sidewalk were unobstructed, as it would be a very pleasant walk.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Miami river continue to boom, but what happen to that twin tower next to Mint and Ivy ?

EJS
1 month ago

I know. What happened to that tower? It’s an amazing rendering they gave us, now we’re ready for construction to begin!

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Probably sell it and someone will build a tower like the other three currently there. On another note, Security also a D to get in there.

Zz01
1 month ago

They think the security gate/gate attendants is a selling point for the community, but it’s not. It’s just an unnecessary hassle for Uber drivers, delivery trucks and homeowners when the gates refuse to work.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Its weird, it is not completely dead as the sales center is still there but there has been 0 action

Anonymous
1 month ago

For a Rafael Viñoly design, One River Point was pathetic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

One River Point is a two-tower project, with a big waterfall in the middle, isn’t it? There is a tower in another big city, with a waterfall that takes over the whole building. It is never connected, because the cost is very high. In addition, there are reports that the few times the waterfall was turned on, the water company received many calls from people who thought there was a major leak in the building. The waterfall idea is beautiful, but it doesn’t work, due to the cost of maintenance and operation.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I remember an article a few months back on TNM saying they were reviving the project. But nothing since. Seems like a slam dunk in this market. Shame they aren’t serious.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

them and okan are dragging this feet in a hot market. Even related restarted their project on 15th st.

Miami’s Future
1 month ago

That’s what happens when they hire sandbaggers, meanwhile Melo has basically done more development in downtown than anyone, especially more than Mana of course lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

The project completely failed as it was poorly marketed and the units were way overpriced compared to others available on the market over the past 5 years. It was really dumb on the developers part too because they fenced off and ruined that nice green space which used to be a good selling point for buyers and renters in the other 3 buildings. To this day that area has been fenced off for nothing as they never actually broke ground on the project before running out of money

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great location! Hope to see this type of development extend much further into Little Havana. That area could be really nice.

Mm305
1 month ago

Don’t hold your breath. That kind of upzoning would usurp corollos power with new residents. He will never allow it. But we all wish they would they would upzone it to at least t-5o, if not t-6o which would be even better. Think about how awesome that neighborhood would be with neighborhood commercial at the bottom of every 5 and 6 sorry building. It would be a modern Brooklyn Heights.

Anonbttm
1 month ago

lol *T6-60 allows 60 stories, not 6

Mm305
1 month ago

Lol, I was saying t-5-open, and t-6-open, good joke!

EJS
1 month ago

I live in East Little Havana on the river in one of the only high rises, and I agree, I think Carollo does not want new devt in our district, with new voters. He fights anything new.

Ignoranymous
1 month ago

I live in a van down by the river, and I vote for Carollo.

ignoranymous
1 month ago

There goes this a-wipe again using my moniker. I know the moniker is cool an all that, but if you try hard enough, even your pea brain can come up with something original.

Original-ignoranymous
1 month ago

^^No, you’re a bedwetting mommas boy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

East Little Havana will eventually upzone once the old Cuban guard dies off and their descendants see the dollar signs developers offer them. Nobody is going to want pre Andrew code homes that are 50-70 years old. Nobody is going to want to replace them with more single family homes. Developers have and will continue to accumulate lots for future development.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let’s hope so!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Pre-Andrew code homes?” You mean all the beautiful old 1910s and 1920s homes and apartment buildings? IDK, they’ve lasted this long with decades of abuse, and would look amazing historically designated and restored into boutique hotels, and air rights sold to built taller and more dense where appropriate. I doubt any Melo or Related box will ever last as long.

JFM
1 month ago

Exactly. Those historic buildings, and houses, in that neighborhood, are all works of art. And they need to be saved.

Mm305
1 month ago

They’re far from works of art. A handful of buildings that have minimal significance shouldnt thwart the growth of a whole city. This isn’t California or Nyc. Thank you!

wanderer34
1 month ago

I can see Little Havana east of 12th Ave being up zoned for madrases and even some high-rises. West of 12th Ave, the Cubans will never allow it. As a matter of fact, I can see anything east of 12th Ave being up zoned for midrises and high-rises.

Any community east of 12th Ave will have high-rises, just name any neighborhood east of 12th Ave and the land is just too damn valuable just to keep a one family home there. Property owners east of 12th Ave will make a serious killing jut to sell their land just to build more high-rises, just watch!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Right, never mind good urban planning and not just blanket upzoning without proper infrastructure (i.e., better streets, a Metrorail extension, etc.). It’s all about Joe Corolla. Also, it would be nothing like Brooklyn Heights because developers don’t care about Little Havana’s historic buildings, and will mutilate them by all the beautiful architectural details, or demolish and build Melo-tier boxes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The property owners/tenants are doing a pretty good job mutilating those historic properties by themselves. Have you driven through the neighborhood lately? 🤮

JFM
1 month ago

Yes, but as long as all of the historic buildings in that neighborhood are all part of such an amazing plan as that one, happening over there, some day in the future.

Anon
1 month ago

Let’s fill the lots between brickell and wynwood/midtown/edgewater before they move west

Anonymous
1 month ago

East and West are regions with completely different land prices, the east much more expensive as it is close to the bay. Thus, the final prices of the units are also different. I think there is room for both markets, as Miami is very big.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let’s do both at the same time. Miami has lots of room for improvement.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Except the “improvements” I see are often hideous.

JFM
1 month ago

Yes, and I’m all for it, but as long as they don’t destroy any of the historic buildings that are still left in that neighborhood, specially the ones that are located on the main streets, and main avenues. Especially when there are plenty of non historic, mostly unattractive small density apartment buildings from the 70’s, 80’s, and even the 90’s, that are located within the residential areas between the main streets, and the main avenues, that could be replaced with much taller buildings. Fact is, any developers who really wanted to, they could go into these urban residential areas located around the main roads in Little Havana, and not only have a field day demolishing all of those old non historic small unattractive apartment buildings, but also, once they’re finished demolishing them, they would have enough land in that area to actually build even skyscrapers in that neighborhood if they wanted to. But the problem is, most, or, all of these developers, always want to build their buildings on the main roads, and that always ends up with historic buildings that are located on those properties being destroyed. If developers would just do their job better, many of these historic urban Miami neighborhoods, like Little Havana, would end up looking beautiful with both, their historic buildings saved, and their new taller apartment buildings, and also, multi use skyscrapers built. All of these urban neighborhoods that are close to downtown Miami could end up looking beautiful, if progress is done the right way.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Amazing that even this one is getting built before One River Point right across the river

Anonymous
1 month ago

One River Point folded, they only had a handful of presale deposits when they needed hundreds at least in order to break ground. That project never went anywhere because the units were simply overpriced compared to the many other presale options available to buyers

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, I hadn’t seen a project fail that bad down here since Bentley Bay on SoBe back in the day but even that one did better as it actually got built prior to the developer running out of funds unlike this one

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s the most miniature baseball field I’ve seen lol

Anonymous Anthropologist
1 month ago

Can’t wait to see what they discover from historic eras of years past.

Pickles
1 month ago

MEH… It looks so basic.

Cucumber
1 month ago

Can you design something that looks better?

Pickles
1 month ago

Yes. Absolutely.