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Skyrise Miami Site Is Still Being Used As A Surface Parking Lot

Skyrise Miami Site Is Still Being Used As A Surface Parking Lot

There’s still no activity at the SkyRise site as of this month.

The 1,049-foot observation and entertainment tower is supposed to be built on property leased by the city to Bayside Marketplace.

The biggest winner of the Skyrise deal so far is the owner of Bayside, which won a lucrative extension of their waterfront lease to 99 years with the promise of the $430m tower. Only minimal renovations to the aging shopping center were required by the city for the extension.

The financial relationship between Bayside and Skyrise developer Jeff Berkowitz isn’t known.

City records show that a phased foundation permit for a transportable wheel was applied for on the Bayside site in late May. It isn’t clear if the permit is for Skyrise.

Berkowitz first started working on approvals for the tower in 2013.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

hmmmmmmmm…..smells like a dying dream to me

Anonymous
Anonymous

Good!

Gene
Gene

Ditto!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Bayside Marketplace is a dump. Need to be torn down and replaced.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yup indeed. I was wondering not too long ago what was going on with Skyrise… and now, absolutely nothing.

Anonymous
Anonymous

and you wonder why people are skeptical on any deals the city reaches…

clearly the other side usually has the better negotiators… see… jungle island

Anonymous
Anonymous

dont forget island gardens…..1 years and counting…..what a tragic joke

Anonymous
Anonymous

not 1 year…meant 15

Anonymous
Anonymous

I can see all the haters are out already. Give it time, I for one hope this or something like it becomes a reality on this site. Our city needs a landmark and this lot is in the perfect location for it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agreed.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Very, and I mean very few people in hated the idea. A lot of us just hated the design of this thing.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Rewrite: Very, and I mean very few people in Miami hated the idea. A lot of us just hated the design of this thing.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Bingo! I like the idea and location, just not the design.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah we need a landmark , just one that doesn’t look like a penis or a boot. WE need something that is timeless and classy.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It looks like a Toe-nail Clipper.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Or a Money Clip.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Like a guitar shaped building!!!
LOL!!
I bet those of you that hate on this design most likely love the guitar made to look like a building or the building that wants to be a guitar w/e it is….maybe the toe-nail clipper or money clip aren’t so bad in comparison to the guitar thing!!! at least it requires some imagination.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That guitar shaped building is NOT in Miami’s skyline.

Stop trying to equate a garbage can with a mansion.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Relax, and there is no need for rude comparisons here, two cities, two skylines your reference is subjective.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You’re an example of someone who gets emotional at a response to your comment and seek sympathy from the readers by using the “rude.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, send me flowers.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sorry, fresh out of flowers, how about a box of candy?

Anonymous
Anonymous

You got this wrong.
I hate both,

LOL
LOL

one that look like a vagina? no more penis, please!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Look in between the balconies at that ugly eyesore and underutilization of land also known as Monarc at Met.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Maybe a gigantic miami wheel?

Anonymous
Anonymous

There was a building in Las Vegas, not sure if it’s still there, that had a revolving round restaurant, bar, and dance area. With an observation deck on top where people bungee jumped from it. It was great, something like that would be nice in Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Freedom Tower is Miami’s landmark.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The location already is a tourist landmark. It’s Sonny Crockett’s marina!

That thing doesn’t belong there. They should at least find another location for it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Guess I’m the only one that likes the design? If you Google observation towers you will see very few of them actually look good. Some of them are just down right hideous! This design looks nothing like any of them, it’s different. Have you all even been to their website, Facebook or Instagram? They update a few times a week on the project or things going on in Miami. They answered a question of mine an insured me that they are still building it. If you really research the building you will find it’s unlike anything that has ever been built. A Ferris wheel on a building that’s pretty cool, a drop, bungee jumping, retail, restaurant an mile high club among other things. It’s a lot to like about the building an will be a nice addition to the list of things to do in the city but all y’all can do is bitch about the design.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, and we’re “bitching” about the design. Sorry we’re not the accepting kind like you when it come to any kind of design this person Berkowitz wants to shove into Miami’s skyline.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ok so name one building in the skyline that’s that much better than this design? All white square buildings with balconies, Miami skyline is ugly in comparison to other cities. At least it’s something different but not only that it’s a freaking observation tower! It looks a whole lot better than others around the world.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Miami skyline is ugly in comparison to other cities.”

Um yeah, Ok. You and Berkowitz can take that horribly designed crap and convince some other city you consider having a better skyline to build your dream tower there.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous

pathetic

Anonymous
Anonymous

So the tourist trap got a 99 year lease extension with a “promised” but not guaranteed 430 million paperclip investment and they have no idea if Mr. B has a financial interest in Bayside. Way to go Miami!

Anonymous
Anonymous

The EB5 program is in a decline and a lot of the Chinese people want their money back. This is good news for Miami because Berkowitz should’ve never been given permission to grace Miami’s skyline with this ugly and ridiculously designed crap.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This was already a bad deal for potential EB-5 investors, now on top of that DHS may start looking further into the validity of this project as Bayside is not an area with high unemployment, additionally DHS may be more concerned with the lack of construction. If this project is to move forward it will need a different source of funding.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami could use a Space Needle-esque observation tower at Bayfront Park, expect Skyrise just wasn’t the best fit. We should have something like a revolving restaurant, not a glorified bungee jumping station.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You can take some other needles from example to… like the one in Toronto, Berlin, or heck, Berkowitz could’ve at least done something similar to the sphere in Dallas.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Berkowitz can go back to building crappy stacked superstores with Shitto sculptures out front.

Interested
Interested

Like the concept….hate the hairpin design

Anonymous
Anonymous

If he redesign it…that would be better…and keep the height

Anonymous
Anonymous

And add night illuminations lights like the miami tower

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hope they never build it. It’s out of place there. A beautiful peaceful marina, and they want to put that giant penis shaped monstrosity there to ruin the view… Yuck.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Shame,
I guess this is another project for the pages of the projects that never made it off the drawing boards in Miami

Anonymous
Anonymous

Not a shame. Miami can do better than that ugly piece of crap Berkowitz is trying to stick in the skyline.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yea they need to replace it with another white box condo with a 5 story parking pedestal.

Anonymous
Anonymous

No, they need to show us a design that will enhance the beauty of the skyline and save the city from the tasteless people who’ll accept anything.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You should become a developer and Build for the tasteful.

Anonymous
Anonymous

And you need to learn how to not be so gullible.

Climate Change
Climate Change

What a waste of taxpayer owned property. Did anyone tell the developer about
Sea Level Rise?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yea but who gives a fuck! Does that mean no new development and everyone just evacuate the whole city? If that ever happens I’m sure we both will be dead so why you worried about it?