Skyrise Completing Wind-Tunnel Tests, Releases Rendering Of Observation Decks

A long series of wind tunnel tests for Skyrise was in the home stretch late last month.

The developer has also released new renderings of some of the attractions planned at the tower, including observation decks.

Major construction isn’t underway at the project site as of this week, and a live camera appears to have been removed from the Skyrise website.

According to Arquitectonica, the design of the tower was not inspired by a hairpin. Instead, it should be “interpreted as a giant wave, or a billfish jumping out of the water, a giant fishing net, or even a flowing dress over a sensuous form.”

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

” Instead, it should be “interpreted as a giant wave, or a billfish jumping out of the water, a giant fishing net, or even a flowing dress over a sensuous form.”

LMAO. that made my day. Oh Architectonica, you amuse me, but the more interpretations you try to give it, the more it looks like what it really looks like, a hairpin.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Arquitectonica is so full of SH_T…this design was originally created by engineers for a energy projects with wind turbines, solar panels and would create enegy as a geothermal power plant…hence the shape. The original tower needed to draw from water and was proposed to Berkowitz who then added the entertainment component and looked at General Growth Property at Bayside as a way to spin this to the City who owned the land and have a long term lease with the City. Berkowitz drops the energy components and sticks to the entertainment program because the city leaders are would rather have a vertical amusement park to draw tourist rather than an energy tower that adds to the power grid. in reality, they could have had both, however, the price would have been so high and the ROI on the energy too long. Berkowitz lands the design on Arquitectonica who virtually change nothing and now clainm it to be original and inspired from waves or some idiotic conjecture that they think ppl will buy. Arquitectonica are whores, but wouldn’t you be if this landed on your lap?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well said, and 100% accurate

Anonymous
3 years ago

Just sad. Thanks for the back story.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That bungee jumping in an enclosed space is a joke right?

suomynona
3 years ago

No way that’s safe. I’m sure they could put bunjees on the sides (not the front like in these new renderings, and not the back with the ferris wheel thing).

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s probably more of a sky drop similar to what they have in Vegas at Stratosphere. It doesn’t whip you back up it starts to gradually slow down as you fall and you just land on a target.

Oscar
3 years ago

You’re probably right but that’s information they need to share with whoever did these renderings. The second one in particular is clearly a bungee chord and would result in more than a few traumatized tourists.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I read as a giant wave of bullshit.

Oscar
3 years ago

LOL at the bungee. To whoever designed it: “You go first.”

Ty m B
3 years ago

It’s a phallic structure… in cursive.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Can this monstrosity die already?

Einstein
3 years ago

No way this ever happens

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hairpin

Anonymous
3 years ago

…or “Money clip.”

Anonymous
3 years ago

“According to Arquitectonica, the design of the tower was not inspired by a hairpin. Instead, it should be “interpreted as a giant wave, or a billfish jumping out of the water, a giant fishing net, or even a flowing dress over a sensuous form.”

Arquitectonica also said “the drawings by most of our architects also be should not interpreted as actually “designing a building” and they should be looked at as resembling a “duck bill, hammer, car tire spikes, sneakers, roller skates, octopus, handsaw, etc, etc, etc…….

Ilovearchytectures
3 years ago

The woman in the in the bunjee jump looks like one of her breast is poping out of safety gear

Yet Another Anonymous
3 years ago

Bunjee part looks fake, deck looks too high end.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This will be one hell of a major project for MIA.It will change the city for good and have a positive impact turning the city into a major attraction

Anonymous
3 years ago

lol you make it seem like this is a small town like Bradenton or Sarasota.

Alex
3 years ago

lol

suomynona
3 years ago

I think it’ll be pretty cool and a big attraction.

City Commissioner
3 years ago

I think a well designed and well executed Public transportation system will change the city for good, I doubt a single one building changes a city of this size.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It “might” be a major project for Miami, but it does not fit into the look of Miami’s skyline.

Put this thing somewhere else, like Crandon park or some other place.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No safety net ? Or ?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Berkowitz’s Penis

Anonymous
3 years ago

wind tunnel? really?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Miami has ZERO observation decks. There is nowhere one can go during the day to enjoy the views a high rise would offer. It’s about time someone builds something for the general public to be able to enjoy those views. We have a beautiful city and virtually no easy way to enjoy it from above.

Anonymous
3 years ago

If we must have a useless building I think a needle/tower would look much better. A space needle, CN Tower, Tokyo Skytree etc, not an ugly paperclip.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Viagra should be the primary sponsor.