SkyRise Wants To Add Giant Observation Wheel At Top Of Tower

SkyRise is requesting the city modify their 2014 approval to build an observation tower behind Bayside Marketplace.

The most visible change is the addition of a “Giant Observation Wheel” and a “Giant Chair Drop” to the north elevation, which will be visible for miles around.

Other changes include:

  • Reduction in parking from 744 to 598 spaces
  • New level 12 “Sky Plunge” attraction from 536 feet above sea level
  • Level 13/14/15 “Flying Theater” at 570 feet above sea level (relocation and redesign)
  • Level 16/17/18/ indoor/outdoor observation deck at 638-686 feet above sea level
  • Level 21-26 commercial area/obesrvation (754-866 feet)

Although SkyRise had been approved by the FAA for a height increase to 1,049 feet above sea level (1,045 above ground), the new plans retain the previously approved height of 986 feet above ground.

Arquitectonica remains the architect.

Miami’s Planning Department is now in the process of reviewing the proposed changes.