Skyrise Miami Applies For Construction Permit To Begin Building Recreational Tower

A construction permit for Skyrise Miami was applied for in the past few weeks.

Records from Miami’s Building Department show that a permit application was created on January 21 and submitted on January 22. The actual plans have not been submitted yet, however (so it could be a dry run).

The total usable area that is being built is listed at 115,780 square feet. Here’s how it breaks down, according to the newly filed application:

  • Recreational – 85,790 square feet spread across 12 floors (levels 14, 16, 18, 18M, 21, 22, 23 ,24, 26, 2, 10R, 28). Occupancy is 5,000 people.
  • General Commercial – 12,000 square feet on level 2, with occupancy for 120 people.
  • Juice Bar / Coffee Shop/ Bakery/ Deli/ Ice Cream Shop/ Cigar Bar – 1,150 square feet on levels 2, 4, 18, 18M, 26. Occupancy is 165.
  • Restaurant – 4,000 square feet on level 4
  • Retail – 12,760 square feet on level 3

The contractor is listed as Plaza Construction. Arquitectonica is the architect.

Total estimated cost of hard construction is $200,000,000.

The upfront permit application fee charged to the developer for review of the permit is $560,000.

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Ill believe it once the shovels hit the ground, otherwise its just a pretty picture…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Last year. Foundation work has already started (though it is currently halted)

marc
7 months ago

They’ve not done any piling work there. The machinery there was for soil testing, sea wall work and utilities for the marina.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Thanks.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Sea walls were redone thats about it

Anonymous
7 months ago

Sea walls was phase I.

Jesus
7 months ago

When will this finally become a reality here in Miami? I want this tower to be built already. It will be a nice addition to the skyline, and also tourism will probably go up dramatically as well. Let’s make this happen!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Absolutely
Downtown needs a boost and this will be the perfect draw.
Look at Singapore, before Marina Bay was unknown, now everyone wants a shot at that infinity pool

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yeah… but a resort casino for us grownups… nah.

Shawn Kouri
7 months ago

Now the question is when are they going to break ground? This was supposed to be built a couple of years ago.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It broke ground last year.

marc
7 months ago

All they did was some sea wall work and utilities for the marina. If you want to call that breaking ground then ok.

Shawn Kouri
7 months ago

Really?

Shawn Kouri
7 months ago

Then it will probably be completed by either a timeframe between 2023 and 2026.

Azarius
7 months ago

By the next Miami Super Bowl lol

Anonymous
7 months ago

Next Super Bowl in 6 years.

POLO
7 months ago

It will be funny if they break ground sometime this year with all the haters out there. Remember, the Eiffel Tower was hated as well by the locals when it was built back in 1886 for the World’s Fair. Yet, the Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris, and hard to imaging Paris without it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I love this project from day one.

Anonymous
7 months ago

The concept of this project is not bad but the design is.

Anonymous
7 months ago

This tower looks like something painted by Picasso and the Eiffel Tower looks like the Mona Lisa in comparison.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You know that most people hated the Eiffel Tower design too. Let’s wait until it gets built. I think it will be a great addition to downtown.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It looks like a nail clipper. Andy Warhol seems like the inspiration.

Anonymous
7 months ago

LOL……..

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami is doing fine without this phalic symbol. If we are smart, we should wrap it and send it to Topeka Kansas.

Anonymous
7 months ago

They’ll probably have someone blow it up before it gets there.

Realtalk Reilly
7 months ago

I can tell you’ve never spent much time among Parisians. They hated the Eiffel Tower in 1886, and most of them still think it’s tacky and ugly today. It’s the tourists who regard it as an iconic symbol of Paris, and love it. To many locals it’s still a pointless, ugly, Erector Set project.

Same for this dumb Skyrise thing, although I don’t even know if tourists will like it, let alone the locals.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Those renderings are polished!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I only see one rendering.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s literally just the base. The tower is still a giant tacky green bobby pin.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Skyrise Miami plus a $60 Million, Bayside renovation.

Anonymous
7 months ago

New landshark Grill going in on the lower level of the Hardrock building.

Magazine
7 months ago

Short of Disney-esque rides, it is hard to break an even or positive ROI on $200 million with ‘recreational activities.’ That’s a lot of flying swing rides, or whatever is scheduled there.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw that number.

Paul
7 months ago

The renderings lie. In reality, this thing is going to look like the Sombrero at South of the Border.

Anonymous
7 months ago

lol…..

Anonymous
7 months ago

The piles were driven last year and that was the only activity on the site. As a sub that worked with the GC on multiple VE exercise and had our original scope reduced to nothing, i can tell you when its finally completed, the final product will look nothing like the renderings. All of the sections are modular and will be built offsite and brought in on a barge and lifted into place. Its a very costly installation process but a very impressive engineering feat being handled by Mammot who is one of the most reputable lifting and hoisting company’s in the world

Anonymous
7 months ago

This seems a lot more complex than hoisting the FIU bridge… I hear that you’re saying it’s a completely different firm, but I can’t be the only one to think that might not end well.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Fake News. That site has not seen any piles.

Anonymous
7 months ago

… and I hope it never does for this poorly designed thing.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Wow! Those views will be nice.

Anonymous
7 months ago

If its not going vertical I wouldn’t believe its actually happening.

John nyc
7 months ago

I really believe this thing is going to look stunning once it’s built. There is really nothing like it anywhere in the world like this. Build it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Because no other city in the world would think about putting such an ugly designed thing like this in their skyline.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Instead of complaining about it’s design, why don’t you actually send that message to the developers since you care so much about it?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Well since you’re such a fanboy you’re probably the developer trying to hype it up, so I’ll be direct, this thing is hideous

Realtalk Reilly
7 months ago

Come onnnnn, why is nobody putting a stop to this monstrosity? It’s a patently ridiculous blot on the skyline. A gigantic, space-wasting eyesore that is way out of proportion with its surroundings. THIS is supposed to be our iconic Miami structure? New York has the Statue of Liberty, and we have the Tower of Stupidity?

That’s it. I’m done talking. It’s brujeria time. Headed to Homestead to buy some live chickens that won’t be alive for long.

marc
7 months ago

A dry run? hmmm

Anonymous
7 months ago

A dry run of plans is a typical procedure with city/county agencies….

Anonymous
7 months ago

That seawall in the rendering looks like it’s ready for any stinkin sea level rise.

Anonymous
7 months ago

World Class.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Then why hasn’t any other city in the world built something this quirky looking?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Because Miami is the lone phallic city in a world of Georgia O’Keefe’s.

John nyc
7 months ago

This is going to be very good for downtown Miami. It will bring construction and hopefully those empty lots will be filled with other cool looking skyscrapers. Affordable housing is needed. I say build it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Hey John, propose something designed like this for Manhattan and come tell us how people in NYC like it… okay?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Who cares what they think in NYC! This is brash Miami, you stump jumper!

RustyTRUMPet
7 months ago

SOUND THE ALARM!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I love the project, but again, I do not think it will happen, this town is just blah, blah, blah

Anonymous
7 months ago

Really?

caspmct
7 months ago

They should really call it Sea-rise, as it will one day stand as a monument to a society so vapid and self-absorbed it spent TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS on an overblown carnival ride while the city around them vanished beneath the waves.

SKYRISE DOUBTER
3 months ago

Will Skyrise Miami EVER get built, and, if so, will it look anything like the current renderings of it?

Shawn Kouri
2 months ago

They are going to use pre-fabricated construction to build this tower according to rumors. That definitely allows the building to get done faster and cheaper and also more durable.

Anonymous
7 months ago

ICONIC!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

They should let all you boogers in Miami slide down the side of that ‘thing’ harness-free. That would be a good use. You all keep celebrating how great things are while your country will soon be run by proxy by Putin. It’s like little slaves looking around loving how great the owners look. We pretty massa? It’s coming, the country that was founded on striving only for personal material gain will find that to be its eventual downfall. The only concern and priority is to sell family out for as little as a week’s enjoyment of shiny objects. In the longer arc of time, we will all just be part of a future documentary about the blind and the lack of awareness ‘back then’. Staring at shiny buildings while ignoring the sea levels. LMAO .

Anonymous
7 months ago

Fake news, theyre going to place a condo tower here

Anonymous
7 months ago

It damn sure would be better than looking at this thing.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Wow.. we may not get Okan’s tower in the skyline but this guy insist on putting this ugly designed thing in the forefront of Miami’s skyline for the world to see and make jokes about and he’ll probably get his way… smdh…