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

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
Anonymous

” 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
Anonymous

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
Anonymous

Well said, and 100% accurate

Anonymous
Anonymous

Just sad. Thanks for the back story.

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

suomynona
suomynona

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
Anonymous

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
Oscar

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
Anonymous

I read as a giant wave of bullshit.

Oscar
Oscar

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

Ty m B
Ty m B

It’s a phallic structure… in cursive.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Can this monstrosity die already?

Einstein
Einstein

No way this ever happens

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hairpin

Anonymous
Anonymous

…or “Money clip.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

“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
Ilovearchytectures

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

Yet Another Anonymous
Yet Another Anonymous

Bunjee part looks fake, deck looks too high end.

Anonymous
Anonymous

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
Anonymous

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

Alex
Alex

lol

suomynona
suomynona

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

City Commissioner
City Commissioner

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
Anonymous

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
Anonymous

No safety net ? Or ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Berkowitz’s Penis

Anonymous
Anonymous

wind tunnel? really?

Anonymous
Anonymous

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
Anonymous

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
Anonymous

Viagra should be the primary sponsor.