Skyrise Schedules November Press Conference As Excavation Gets Underway

A press conference has been scheduled for November to provide an update on the Skyrise project, according to Miami Today.

Earlier this month, the first activity in years was observed at the Skyrise site when a surface parking lot was closed to make way for construction.

Engineers are now excavating the site, Miami Today wrote.

“There’s a lot of activity” now at the Skyrise site, Bayside Marketplace senior general manager Pamela Weller told the paper. “We’re excited about it.”

Skyrise is approved at 1,049 feet above sea level – the maximum permitted by FAA rules in Miami.

 

The project site last week. A parking lot has been demolished:

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Bayside Marketplace is what’s really needing some renovation. Its’ has a 90’s look to it.. not to mention the tacky giant tents. It has prime real estate that the City of Miami isn’t capitalizing on.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The existing conditions are better than the proposed poor man’s BCC aesthetic of gunmetal grey any day. It’s a shopping mall integrated with a recreational marina, not the docks at Guantanamo Bay, for Christ’s sake!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I hope it gets built.

Anonymous
3 years ago

In-process

Anonymous
3 years ago

Looks ametuerish.

Anonymous
3 years ago

really>?
You build it to perfection then.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Damn, this is what Miami has evolved into, a bunch of tasteless misfits accepting any design an outsider throws at them and tells them it’s beautiful… smh……..

Anonymous
3 years ago

The locals haven’t exactly been throwing in ground breaking proposals either.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’ve been following this project for quite some time and I for one isn’t bothered by the design! It’s an observation tower so it may not be as pleasing to the eye as a office or residential tower. If you go to the website you will see this is a pretty amazing tower that will grow on us. I honestly believe it will look better in person than it does on paper. I’m very excited for it an I can promise you that your opinion will change once it’s built!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Again, no one is complaining about what the intent is for this tower, they’re against the design of it. One design was thrown at us and everybody is supposed to like it because some people do? GTFOH…..

Anonymous
3 years ago

The ones complaining are the first ones to go once its open.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is very true, but not in my case. I am a big proponent and I will be first in line once this opens. I know they will put a restaurant on top of it and that will be amazing!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yup. Agreed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

A giant toe nail clipper. Nice!

Anonymous
3 years ago

The sight of this thing makes me ?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I can’t wait for this amazing structure to get built. Like I said before, it reminds me of a giant 1,000 foot waterfall like in Hawaii. And at the bottom of the structure is the modern version of the Spanish steps (stairway) like in Rome, Italy at the Piazza di Spagna. This will be such a fun observation tower compared to your usual boring looking space needle observation towers all around the world. Very exciting!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Actually for the location where it is going to be, the design seems to be light enough to fit in perfectly. I must say it is going to be wonderful.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Best thing to happen to downtown!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

it is awesome, i love it, i will go and i will take people there!!!

anoneemouse
3 years ago

The GIANT PENI5

Anonymous
3 years ago

What kind of penises have you seen in your lifetime? I feel for you lol

Polo
3 years ago

Looking forward to the structure that will define Miami, just like the Eiffel Tower define Paris.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I have been in the Eiffel Tower twice… this awkward designed contraption is no comparison.

Polo
3 years ago

I have been in the Eiffel Tower as well. The Eiffel Tower was hated by many, just like Skyrise. “We, writers, painters, sculptors, architects, and passionate devotees of Paris, protest with all our indignation in the name of slighted French taste, against the erection…of this useless and monstrous Eiffel Tower…To bring our arguments home, imagine for a moment a giddy, ridiculous tower dominating Paris like a gigantic black smokestack, crushing under is barbaric bulk Notre Dame, the Tour Saint-Jacques, the Louvre, the Dome of les Invalides, the Arc de Triomphe, all of our humiliated monuments will disappear in this ghastly dream.”

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why are posting what disgruntled Parisians said about the Eiffel Tower a hundred years and thirty years ago? They barely had cameras back then. Why can’t we have something like Toronto’s CN tower to be proud of? Or at least something like Seattle’s Space Needle? This design for Skyrise is ugly and no matter what you say, that fact will not change.

Polo
3 years ago

Because there are disgruntled Miamians saying the same thing about Skyrise that they said about the Eiffel Tower back in the day. DUHH!

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re kidding right Polo? The Eiffel Tower is beautiful to look at. This Skyrise thing is going to make Miami the laughing stock of the known civilized world.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Agree 100% – this is Miami for cripes sake. Should be artistic and cutting edge

Anonymous
3 years ago

but it is artistic and cutting edge… a needle like structure or a wheel would, in fact, not be any of that.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I hope this doesn’t define Miami – ewww.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I hate to give you the bad news, it will be the ugly duckling in Miami’s skyline. Get ready to hear jokes from around the world.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You guys lack vision!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ugly and non-sense!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Agreed, this is an ugly and stupid project

Anonymous
3 years ago

You obviously don’t know what you are talking.
This project will be the catalyst for a vibrant, exciting downtown.
Once this gets completed, people from all over the world will come to Miami to be part of this project. Look at Singapore, always a big business market. Once the Marina Towers were built, the tourist industry is booming. Who wouldn’t want to take a pic on that infinity pool?

Anonymous
3 years ago

The question is, when are all the EB-5 ChiComs going to sue now that they aren’t allowed to buy up the country anymore?

Polo
3 years ago

The White House under this administration is for sale. Just like the Russian, and the Saudis, the Chinese will eventually work out a deal with the corrupt Trump administration!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Muh Trump, also how blinded are you because EB-5 has less slots now so the country isn’t for sell you deranged far leftist. Where you came from is for sell.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Probably not as blinded as you who voted for the p….grabber.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Let us have our alleged “p….grabber” for six years, like you had your confirmed serial rapist between 1993 to 2001, and come back in 2024 with a candidate who doesn’t suck.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, this country is for sale. Trump said in the 1990’s, “If I ever run for president, I will do so as a Republican, because they are so stupid, they will beleive everything I say.”

Anonymous
3 years ago

Trump changed over the years on certain policies, like most career politicians, but remained true to people voted for. Hell, Reagan was a Democrat and did a 180 in the 1960s. If we’re stupid for believing what Trump says, why is the left losing their minds over the past two years over him actually getting stuff done both sides promised?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Trump has said over an over “I’m not a politician.”

NPC
3 years ago

ORANGE MAN BAD!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m sorry, but I don’t get this building at all?. What it is, A vertical shopping mall in the shape of a gigantic electromagnetic dildo?

peej
3 years ago

I’ve always seen it as a giant money clip. No, the mall (Bayside) is next door–this is just a large-scale entertainment venue & observation deck.

Also, my apologies if your dildo looks anything like this building…

Anonymous
3 years ago

nice one…they should definitely get another dildo 😉

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, I’ve never seen a dildo this ugly.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, It will also squirt at the top of the hour.

Anonymous
3 years ago

please don’t build this ugly garbage

Anonymous
3 years ago

Please, shut up!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Please, don’t tell me that this embarrassingly designed piece of crap is really going to grace the skyline… smh…..

Anonymous
3 years ago

Pretentiousness meets bad taste