Renderings Show 50+ Floor Towers At Former Burdines In Downtown Miami

The owner of the former Burdines in downtown Miami has uploaded renderings that appear to show multiple towers on the property.

Renderings of a retail project were first spotted inside the building by Ryan RC Rea.

The name of the project is 22 East Flagler.

According to a brochure posted on Loopnet, owner Aetna Realty “has invested in a new vision for this exemplary project which could involve building two adjacent 50-story or 55-story towers on either side of the building.”

“The project would be mixed-use with retail, office, hotel, and residences bringing together modern and cutting-edge design.”

Marketing appears to be underway for the existing space, with office and retail uses planned.

 

 

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rainey411
1 month ago

smells like a flipi

Anon
1 month ago

It doesn’t appear this is a real project moving forward – only a vision of what’s possible on the site

Anon
1 month ago

I wish TNM would spell this out a bit more clearly for their readers.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

The Burdines building was built in the 1910s and is over a hundred years old

Antennae
1 month ago

Shhh don’t tell the archeologists working on the other side of the river. We could see tents here after bldg is demolished.

Anon
1 month ago

It would make an incredible WeWork, Equinox, or a luxury big-box store.
Lets fill all the empty lots with glassy towers and preserve what little we have left of Miami’s built history.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Developers in miami don’t know what means the word preserve.

anon
1 month ago

Luckily we have preservation society for that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t think they need to restrict redevelopment… they can preserve the existing building/facade and build a tower on top of it

Anonymous
1 month ago

Isn’t the burdines building historic? Could they strip it facade?

DWNTWNR
1 month ago

It is, and I don’t think they can.

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s more historic than Tobacco Road

Anonymous
1 month ago

But its just another building that has outlived its usefulness.

Anon
1 month ago

You would knock down the Freedom Tower.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What’s a “Freedom Tower?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s what they said about your mother.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That would be something finally happening on Flagler. So far it’s a dead zone!

CuriousClam
1 month ago

That doesn’t look like a 55 storey tower.

Slim Shady
1 month ago

According to me…this offering memorandum is about year old.
The listing agent botched the sale, and its being marketed for lease.

Love you TNM…but please…pick up the phone…

Anonymous Hippo
1 month ago

Gorgeous!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not bad, although there are plenty of crappy nondescript low-rises that can be assembled for something like this rather than destroyed a former Miami mercantile institution.

Drac
1 month ago

Now this is a real game changer.

Anon
1 month ago

Too bad it’s not real

Drac
1 month ago

Then I agree with that Anonymous above. Because if it doesn’t change, it’ll always be “a dead zone!”

Gen Sexter
1 month ago

They can always incorporate the old facade into the base of the tower. They did that in Brookyln with that supertall and it looks sexy as hot. The modern/art deco of the Old Burdines and La Epoca are kind timeless.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The original First Street facade, which is the original portion of the store prior to the 1930s Streamline Moderne additions on Flagler Street, was also beautiful until it was covered over in the 1950s and whales were painted on it.

Phillip
1 month ago

The whale mural is part of a series called Whaling Walls. There are over 100 and the artist is Robert Wyland. This particular mural was painted in 1998 and is titled Florida’s Marine Life.

Paul
1 month ago

I thought Mana owned this property. Can anyone confirm?

Slim Shady
1 month ago

Mana does not own this property.

Mad Dash
1 month ago

Thank God

Slim Shady
1 month ago

Excellent comment Uncle Remus!
I’ll bet you $20,000 or 1/2 you 2021 income that “sea level rise” does not render Flager St “ONLY” navigable by boat.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Finally they can get rid of all the B/U/M/S and H/O/M/E/L/E/S/S who have been treating the sidewalks of the old burdines as their home for all these years

Calivalle
25 days ago

💯💯

Anonymous
1 month ago

Built it a block south instead.