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Site Work Is Now Underway At The Skyrise Miami Site, Where 1,049-Foot Tower Planned

Heavy machinery moved onto the Skyrise Miami entertainment tower this week, marking the start of site work and eventual construction.

A surface parking lot that was operating at the site is now permanently closed, according to Bayside employees. Demolition is underway.

Records show the following construction permits now active at the site:

  • Phased foundation permit, filed and approved in March 2017
  • Seawall permit, filed in May 2018 and approved in June. Construction cost estimated at $60,000.
  • Temporary trailer construction permit, filed in January 2018 and approved in July. Construction cost estimated at $500,000 with 2,400 square feet of space.
  • Total demolition, filed in May 2017 and approved in January 2018. Cost listed at $3.9 million, with JWR Construction listed as contractor.

Skyrise will cost at least $430 million to develop. It will rise 1,049 feet above sea level, 1,045 feet above ground.

 

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Anonymous

I’ll believe it when it starts going vertical. Remember the Chicago Spire?

Anonymous

Still a hole in the ground.

Anonymous

Wow. Haven’t heard about this in quite sometime. Good to see it moving forward.

Anonymous

I am so happy to see this is finally happening I have been to so many restaurants overlooking their city, from Las Vegas to Washington DC to Los Angeles to San Antonio, and of course to the late Windows of the Work at World Trade Center in NYC. It is about time Miami would get theirs. Make it happen!

Anonymous

I hate this structure.

Anonymous

I’m wholeheartedly with you. We’ve seen so many beautiful and worthwhile proposal fall by the wayside while this cantankerously designed ugly duckling just refuse to die.

Paul

It’s bad enough in the renderings but once they cost engineer it and add on all the carnival rides, it’s going to look like it belongs at South of the Border (the SC/NC roadside attraction), not downtown Miami.

Anonymous

Arquitectonica strikes again!

Anonymous

LOL. That was my first thought too.

Polo

Face it, it’s going to happen. Just like we have to face having a clown for a President!

Danny Costa

You’re still mad??

Anonymous

… says the person who was highly pissed when Obama was elected not once, but twice!

Polo

They used to hate the Eiffel Tower back in 1886 when it was built.

Anonymous

So, what does that have to do with anything? People in ST Louis where against the ARCH when it was announced and the Eiffel Tower and the ST Louis Arch looks a thousand times better than this ugly duckling you wanna see in Miami’s Skyline.

Anonymous

I love this design!!! It’s so underrated. This will electrify the Miami skyline. It will be so much better than riding in a helicopter over the skyline. Now I can enjoy a glass of wine and relax in a nice comfortable seat and enjoy the views. Also looking over Biscayne Bay will be amazing. Seeing dolphins, manatees, sting rays, and sharks from up there. And thank god it doesn’t look like all those space needle designs from the 70’s and 90’s all over the world and in Seattle. This design is very modern and reminds me of a giant waterfall. Other people think it looks like a clothes pin (whatever floats your boat). Now I will have another reason to visit Miami besides the usual beach stuff. And with this location you can see all of the skyline from Brickell to the Design District and even Sunny Isles Beach. I can’t wait for it to finally open.

marc

So how often do you do these things?

Anonymous

Glad this is being done. More fun stuff to do in Downtown. Does anyone know more or less when it will be complete ?

Anonymous

It’s not the concept of Skyrise that we see people launching complaints about, it’s the design of it that the whole world will see front and center when cameras focus in on downtown Miami. Burkowitz threw one design at us and we’re not allowed to choose from different designs what should grace our skyline? Yet we read about city officials telling developers to go back to the drawing board over a simple seven story structure.

Anonymous

Well said.

Anonymous

When you have your $$ then design your own dam building..

Anonymous

I see, you speak and think from your emotions and don’t take time to read much. Burkowitz is depending on money from the EB5 program to get financing for his dream project, not his “own damn” money.

Anonymous

You want to choose a design?
Gather $, momentum, architects, engineer and stop complaining.
This project will bring life, activity, excitement to downtown.

Anonymous

Berkowitz is a driven man, and it is great to see men of action put their money where their mouth is.

When you say “us”, who are you speaking for? Certainly not me.

Anonymous

I read that it should be completed by the year 2020.

Anonymous

About time.

Anonymous

Hopefully it will be built so I can stop hearing people talk shit about it. All the people who speak negatively about this tower will think differently after the see it.

Anonymous

It’s a good thing you didn’t use your real name, that way if you “talk shit” about another of Arquitectonica’s design, you can avoid being called a “hypocrite.”

Anonymous

Aren’t they remodeling Bayside as well ? Has that even started ?

Anonymous

Barely. Just added some new flooring and slapped some paint

Polo

LET US CELEBRATE!

Anonymous

Berkowitz gets to cram his c*ck down our throats whether we like it or not. Miami politics and development in a nutsack… err.. shell.

Anonymous

I would hate to see that on our downtown skyline. Looks like a cross between a boot and a dildo. Almost like what they did to marlins park with that monstrosity of a “statue” they call art. Remember, in 20 yrs that thing doesn’t look timeless, it will still look half boot half robotic dildo

Anonymous

I am not looking forward to this 🙁

Anonymous

Why were the fans removed?

Anonymous

Miami winning!!

Anonymous

Rise is not just a Sky deck its going to be an experience for all of us.. link to project below!
http://skyrisemiami.com/the-tower/

Anonymous

All the renderings we have seen of this project show it from downtown or Bayside, none of them show what it will look like from the Northeast when coming over the causeway. Its going to look like a massive ugly wall with a ferris wheel at the top. Talk about tacky and ruining the skyline view. I hope this project falls through and a new design is chosen.

Wayman Smith

As they say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. I like the design, and think it will be a beautiful addition to the Miami skyline.

Anonymous

I HATE THIS! Why would anyone want a nasty ugly tower covering the actual Miami skyline??