Revealed: First Phase Of Three At Miami World Towers Proposed To Rise 52 Stories

Plans for the first phase a massive new project called Miami World Towers have been submitted to Miami planners.

It is the first tower of three phases planned for the property.

Miami World Tower phase one is proposed to rise 52 stories at Worldcenter’s Block E.

Tower one will include 560 residential units and 3,136 square feet of commercial space, along with 401 parking spaces.

New York’s Lalezarian Properties is the developer. The company purchased the site last year from Miami Worldcenter, and submitted the plans this month.

NBWW is the architect.

The project is scheduled for review by Miami’s Urban Development Review Board at its February meeting.

Here’s how an attorney for the developer describes the architecture in a letter to city planners:

Miami World Tower aims to break away from the rigid and orthogonal language typical of many residential towers. In plan, the building is a simple and efficient rectangle that maximizes daylight into, and views out of, each unit. On the east and west elevations, however, a contrast between shifting balcony profiles and areas of clean, uninterrupted glass results in the expression of fluid, sensuous curves. On the south side, balconies extend beyond the edge of the building, swaying in and out again as they move upward, resembling wave crests approaching the shore. The overall effect is that of a building in motion, where portions appear to be carved out or eroded, revealing a new layer underneath.

 

 

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Anonymous

It’ll be interesting to see the finished product. Bubbles on Paraiso looked dramatic in the renderings. When built, not so much.

Anonymous

agree!!!

Shawn Kouri

Ohhhhhh Yes!!!!! Build it. Completion in 2023 or 2024.

Anonymous

Miami is Hot!! Add some LED lights to the balconies to make them look like flames!!!

Anonymous

Love the highrise on fire look!!

Anonymous

Bring on that miami HEAT!

Anonymous

Tacky

Anonymous

Flickering red and yellow LEDs! Yeah, baby!

Anonymous

Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe and associates is tired of seeing embarrassingly hideous buildings in downtown Miami….in other words. Good for them; good for us all.

Anonymous

Very classy looking building!

Anonymous

Nice lines

Anonymous

Okay I love it.. now build it.

Anonymous

Love the glass exterior and the wavy design.

Anonymous

❤️❤️❤️❤️?❤️❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous

The facade looks like a guy dancing in front of the belly a ? pregnant woman !!!!!

Reminds me the dancing woman at the intercontinental hotel ….

Anonymous

Really? I see a stripper dancing in front of an overweight middle aged guy.

Anonymous

What an imagination you have hahahahah

Anonymous

Horrendous design

FABRIZIO

same same same same, nothing new in this building.

Anonymous

Except the facade….? Hater

Anonymous

The architecture nerds on this board are so hard right now…

Anonymous

WTF….what is so impressive about a rectangle?

Anonymous

what the lawyer describes is what arquitectonica has been doing for years with the wave thing, it is amazing the way the word it. there is nothing new, unique or special about this design. no wonder they could not build it in NYC.

Anonymous

The first two sentences in the letter seem to contradict each other, no? Still I like it.

Anonymous

One dimensional piece of garbage

Anonymous

Zero required parking. 397 spaces provided.
Only 22 bicycle spaces provided for 560 residential units in a City.

Anonymous

Nobody cares.

Anonymous

obviously. until they complain about “traffic” which they are

Anonymous

There is a video game that you can purchase where you can design your own city!

I suggest you go get it and then you can design every building in it to your specifications.

Anonymous

“There is a video game that you can purchase where you can design your own city!”
BEST POST OF 2020.

Yeah, punch in the Baylink Budget, and model that dumb idea forward for 20 years and watch you Simulated City go bankrupt.

Anonymous

Yes. There should be a minimum of 560 bike stations. As we move forward, there will be fewer people owning cars- so less than 560 is acceptable. Lyft Uber MetroMover MetroRail….. walking…. is the best future.

Anonymous

I’d say it’s a very sexy design

Anonymous

love the very original wave pattern on the parking deck – game changer – world class city

Anonymous

this is shit! its a regular Miami BOX type building. Gimmick Architecture!

Anonymous

Okay architectural expert… who are you screaming at?

Anonymous

Looks like the building has a nasty growth all over it.
Elementary to say the least.

Anonymous

Mindless development and consumerism in a sinking city. Good luck on that.

Anonymous

What a joke. They’re not even bothering to hide the parking ramp profile on that ugly podium. The free form wraparound extruded balcony profile is pseudo Jeanne Gang meets Arquitectonica in the saddest Sunny Isles-ish way. NBBJ shame on you for delivering a monumental pile of ugly on a piss poor podium.

Anonymous

Yes, looks like that Canvas building in Omni. Typical low-effort design.

Anonymous

jibber jabber

Anonymous

They probably get paid by competitors to criticize.

Anonymous

yes so gross

Anonymous

since you know so much about architecture why don’t you help NBBJ design better buildings?

Anonymous

What?, you think I want to put down my can of beer and get out my easy chair where I conveniently criticize from and design buildings?.

You must be out of your mind…

MiamiArchi

just to note that the parking portion of the podium they are not hiding is because whenever the 2nd phase gets started that garage will clearly connect to the current proposed one so they likely will only need one ramp.
Just saying

Anonymous

thanks for the insight. it is a shame that they are building so much parking considering that zero parking is required for the residential portion and only 4 spots are required for the commercial space.

Anonymous

My thoughts exactly. But people like to complain about everything.

Anonymous

LOL, would you rather see a pieces of sheet metal and/or a rainbow mural?