Revealed: Architect Charles Sieger’s 76-Story Liquid Lofts Tower Proposed For Downtown Miami

Architect Charles Sieger has submitted plans for a 76-story residential tower in downtown Miami.

Sieger’s Liquid Lofts, LLC is proposing to build the tower on a .48 acre lot at 37 SW 1st Street, next to downtown’s Macy’s. It would replace a parking garage.

Sieger owns a 100% stake in the developing entity.

If approved, it would include 482 residential units, along with a small amount of ground floor restaurant and commercial space. Parking isn’t required by code for the residential units due to the site’s proximity to a Metromover station, but the plans call for 314 spaces.

The tower’s highest point would be an architectural feature that would rise 866 feet above ground (plans are already being reviewed by the FAA.) The roof of the building would top out at 822 feet.

To build the tower, a Miami board will need to grant a setback variance at a meeting next week. The city’s Planning and Zoning Department is recommending denial.

 

Previously866-Foot Downtown Tower Called Liquid Lofts In The Planning Stage

 

 

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

“But I thought we were keeping downtown low density..?” – Moishe Mana

Anonymous
5 years ago

NOPE! Doesn’t look like anything happening or going to happen from Brickell – Midtown will be low density. And I’m ok with that !! Remember for a more rural life just leave Miami. Simple as that!

Anonymous
5 years ago

But where do you go if you want people to recognize sarcasm and humor?

Anonymous
5 years ago

“Remember for a more rural life just leave Miami. Simple as that!”

But, if I do that, then that’ll mean everything will be exactly like I want it to be, and then I won’t have anything to launch complaints at concerning Miami.

Nah, I think I’ll stay right where I am so I can get my rocks off whining bitching moaning and groaning about every project and any other thing proposed for Miami.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Get a hobby, because chances are these developers have much more money than you do. So your wasting your time and finger energy. But your just comical to read. Probably an older miserable individual with a small apartment facing a big wall and can’t afford to move. So sad too bad.

Anonymous
5 years ago

You do realize its a joke… after Moishe Mana’s masterplan for downtown flagler street…..^^

Anonymous
5 years ago

Yup! Here we go big city lights and buildings are beginning to come to Downtown Miami, by 2020 the skyline will be seriously unrecognizeable and large easy seen from South Dade, West Dade,& from Broward County. This is awesome !!!

MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

Build it! We are revitalizing downtown one lot at a time.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Why is the planning and zoning board recommending denial of this project?

Anonymous
5 years ago

I think they are recommending denial of setback? That’s what I understood.

Danny
5 years ago

I did not scroll thru the plans but there has to be a 30′ setback on the upper floors which would kill a building on that particular lot.

If so, don’t know that they get approval.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Reminds me of the original proposal for Met3 which was 800ft and was never built and replaced by monstrosity being built today.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Lol remember that back in 2004

Anonymous
5 years ago

Remember, the Met project was comprised of Met 1,2, and 3. Things changed for the entire Met project when the housing market tanked, which is one of the biggest reasons Met3 got redesigned.

Fredric
5 years ago

It does look something like the original Met 3 proposal, which wasn’t a bad design, IMO. And the thing that replaced the original Met 3 design and that is under construction presently is ugly, IMO.

Anonymous
5 years ago

this is the type of density we need if Flagler st and the central business district is to become a true 24/7 neighborhood. with people living close to flagler the street can become once again the ture center of miami

Danny Costa
5 years ago

Beautiful! Get it done!!!!!!!!!!

Charles Culpepper
5 years ago

Beautiful building. To design a tall building on a small lot is always a challenge. Mr. Sieger has met that challenge.

Anonymous
5 years ago

the real challange is to build it /sell it and not go broke

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

No parking required due to transit proximity? I thought that rule was for just a reduction to one from 1.5 per unit.

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

Or is that for rentals?

marc
5 years ago

I think that’s for rentals.

Jake
5 years ago

Per Miami 21:

“In T6-60 & T6-80, parking for residential Uses located within 1,000 feet of a Metrorail or Metromover station shall not be required.”

Anonymous
5 years ago

T6-60 & T6-80 ? Sounds like a Terminator model.

Anonymous
5 years ago

You need an architect to design this atrocity?

Anonymous
5 years ago

It’s a building what do want it to look like a palm tree lets get real this is not Dubai !!!

Anonymous
5 years ago

foubt itbwill ever get built.
construction costs will make this project unfeasable.
not the location to justify that cost.
cant sell at more than 550 a sft or rent at more than 2.5 a sft in that location.
that jib will probably cost 500 a sft all in(land+ construction plus all soft costs) just to build.

Needs parking
5 years ago

Rich people do not want to buy or lease in a building with little or no parking. The Board should deny the project. Set backs are needed and this project needs more parking.

Anonymous
5 years ago

There’s enough buildings with parking. Projects and the market have already proven that there’s a demand and viability for buildings with no dedicated parking, but access to public transportation, car sharing, etc. Welcome to Miami’s future…go to the burbs if you prefer somewhere car dependent

marc
5 years ago

Amen

Anonymous
5 years ago

i bet what you want that they will never bld a 76 storey residential bldg in the next 3 years in downtown…numbers wont work.

Anonymous
5 years ago

So the architect is also the developer and he came out with this mediocre design? I all pro-downtown but it is so sad that Mr. Sieger is not using this one in a lifetime opportunity to do the most amazing design without ‘having the client’s approval’.

Anonymous
5 years ago

It’s always comical to read an architectural critic who can’t put together an error free sentence, bashing someone’s design.

“I all pro-downtown but it is so sad that Mr. Sieger is not using this one in a lifetime opportunity,” – wtf?