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.

 

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AJL
5 years ago

That Ferris wheel is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. Who’s going to say, “Well, I’m already seeing a 360 view from 700 feet, but let me pay another $40 to see the less attractive north side from between 500 and 900 feet.”

I liked the tower when it was a showcase of sustainability. Then they took the wind turbines and solar panels off, and I thought, OK, maybe it will be a sleek, simple design. Now they’re ruining the already so-so design by adding carnival rides all over. They might as well just put the Orlando Polar Coaster there and call it a day.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I wonder if Braman and Regalado will find a way to file suit again. They will do anything to stop this project.

Anonymous
5 years ago

They will stop anything that looks/sounds cool or is convenient for the city.

Anonymous
5 years ago

HonkeyTonk Heaven.

Anonymous
5 years ago

This is the dumbest project ever.

Marc305
5 years ago

I am a proponent of Skyrise, but am I the only worried about this “wheel” in case of a massive hurricane? Then again I am not an architect or an engineer, so maybe they figured a safe way to build such a thing so high up. I guess we will see.

Anonymous
5 years ago

In a hurricane I worry the giant wheel will come undone and roll all the way across to my house and into my lazy boy in living room..

IloveMiami
5 years ago

A public restaurant/bar way up top would be a real crowd pleaser, as long as it has good food/drinks, not the usual Bayside tourist crap.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I think the Hard Rock cafe would do great there in a location like that.

Anonymous
5 years ago

A giant chair drop ? Just 1 chair ? I thought the drop/plunge thing would be a 10 to 12 seat apparatus. Hopefully when they give more details it would make sense.

Jacob
5 years ago

You’ve GOT to be kidding.

miami305
4 years ago

Why would they make a rendering of a 986 foot tower if it was already approved to be 1,049 feet? I’m wondering whether or not they’re changing the height of the tower.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The wheel on the top looks really cool

Anonymous
5 years ago

I’ve never seen a Observation wheel at the top of a building… how the hell would they be able to pull that off?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Fan on a central hinge assembly

Anonymous
5 years ago

Wow I am impressed anyone here would know that.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I couldn’t put a fan in my house..

Anonymous
5 years ago

Skyrise needs to get financing in order to even think of getting the structure built before they come up with some pie in the sky wheel idea.

AndrewN
5 years ago

So now it is a decorative hairpin. I picture the Ferris wheel painted pink or yellow like a flower on the hairpin.

In all seriousness, it will probably be cool once built.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Would the Ferris Wheel be at the base? Miami’s Eye?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Scratch that, it’s visible all the way up top of the building in the second picture