Skyway Ride Will Have Pods Rotating 1000 Feet Above Miami

The developers of the proposed Skyrise tower are requesting approval from the city for an attraction called Skyway.

Miami’s planning department approved all other elements of Skyrise in December, but requested a separate warrant application for Skyway.

Skyway is envisioned to become the signature attraction of Skyrise.

There will be about 20 cabins that appear similar to those in the London eye, rotating along the north face of the tower. Guests would enter on level 18, and the ride would rise above the 1,000-foot Skyrise tower (the FAA has approved a peak height of 1,049 feet). There will be 2 revolutions per hour at typical operation.

Spencer Crowley, an attorney representing the developer, wrote that “imbeds” into the concrete shear wall will be strong enough to support the tracks required for the ride.

The Skyway plans were submitted in late February and are now under review.

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Build the damn thing already i’m tired of looking at renders. Build it and have it done before the Superbowl 2020, This will allow people around the world to see the building as well as all other project that will be finish by then to be seen by millions.

Anonymous
4 years ago

They’re just trying to put lipstick on a PIG.

I wish this thing would just DIE! DIE! DIE!

Anonymous
4 years ago

For as much dislike as this building attracts, those are some sleek and cool looking features to the tower! It’ll certainly garner a lot of attention from tourists and residents alike!

Anonymous
4 years ago

How funny. I was telling myself early this morning what is going on with skyrise. I googled it with “latest news” and nothing past 2016… and now I see this. lol .

I would be nice if this gets done by 2020 with doors open to the public. Along with the renovated bayside and Miami World Center. Downtown will be awesome.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Love the concept.

Miami1
4 years ago

This should have been located between PAM and the Science Museum…all three attractions would complement each other really well..

Anonymous
4 years ago

Not a bad idea though maybe if it wasn’t such as offensive design.

Anonymous
4 years ago

My comments were always positive and encouraging the building of this tower. Not only it will be a game changer for the activities downtown but it will give Miami a distinctive iconic skyline feature. Love it!!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Nah…I would rather have the Resort Casino on the old Miami Herald site.

Anonymous
4 years ago

If they build a bridge between AA and Museum Park over the inlet it will make that area much easier to walk around. Why hasn’t this been built yet?

Anonymous
4 years ago

How about an aerial tramway between Museum Park and South Beach?

City Commissioner
4 years ago

There is a project out there proposing a baywals and parks all along the water edge from Bayside all the way up past Edgewater. Very neat project, unfortunately like all projects, it needs a long list of approvals and funding.

http://www.miamidda.com/pdf/DDA_Master_Plan_2009_LR.pdf

Anonymous
4 years ago

Lol @ all of you not understanding Miami1’s comment…

Anonymous
4 years ago

LMAO…

Anonymous
4 years ago

Is that a clear glass balcony with clear glass under your feet to see down right between the skyway ? Yikes!! lol.

Anonymous
4 years ago

and just when you thought it couldn’t become any tackier….

ElUrbanista
4 years ago

Why won’t this thing go away already? Such an eyesore.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I with you ELUrbanista. These people are not listening. I’m not against what they’re trying to do, I’m just against the design of this thing, it’s totally fugly!

Anonymous
4 years ago

I like this, but thought this was officially dead? I thought construction stopped – is it really happening?

Polo
4 years ago

Can’t wait to go on it. Built this thing by 2020!.

Anonymous
4 years ago

“Built this thing by 2020!”

or

“Build this thing by 2020?”

Anonymous
4 years ago

actually beginning to like this a bit more…..

Gene
4 years ago

This thing will never make the money required to payoff the Chinese investors.
What about funding for light rail along Biscayne Blvd and alone to the beach along the McArthur. This is what Miami needs, not some high tech Ferris wheel.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Because Berkowitz is going to pay for light rail? Wut

Aj
4 years ago

I am beginning to like this.

Pepi
4 years ago

Get it done Miami, got to get one up on Dubai. We need attractions like in a city like Miami, there is a ton of traffic just in the cruise ships to support it.