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

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
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

Still a hole in the ground.

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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
Anonymous

I hate this structure.

Anonymous
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
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
Anonymous

Arquitectonica strikes again!

Anonymous
Anonymous

LOL. That was my first thought too.

Polo
Polo

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

Danny Costa
Danny Costa

You’re still mad??

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

Polo
Polo

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

Anonymous
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
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
marc

So how often do you do these things?

Anonymous
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
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
Anonymous

Well said.

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

About time.

Anonymous
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
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
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

Barely. Just added some new flooring and slapped some paint

Polo
Polo

LET US CELEBRATE!

Anonymous
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
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
Anonymous

I am not looking forward to this 🙁

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why were the fans removed?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami winning!!

Anonymous
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
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
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
Anonymous

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