Sneak Peek: Architectural Model Of Waldorf Astoria, Miami’s First 100-Story Supertall Tower To Launch Sales

An architectural model of the 100-story Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences is nearly ready.

Video posted to social media from the sales center shows the Waldorf model, with its design featuring staggered glass cubes.

Just six cubes can now be seen on the model, but the tower will have a total of nine cubes.

The lower three cubes of the tower will have hotel rooms, with the upper six cubes to include condos.

In other videos uploaded to social media by visitors, the Waldorf sales gallery appears to be busy with brokers making presentations.

Construction workers can be seen in the background putting the finishing touches on the sales center while presentations are taking place.

The Waldorf Astoria is planned to rise 1,041 feet above ground, or 1,049 feet above sea level. That is taller than any other building in Miami by nearly 200 feet.

A total of 400 condos and a 205 key hotel are planned, with the condos expected to have a sellout value of $1 billion.

 

(image and video: abaunza.group, instagram)

 

 

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Anonymous
7 days ago

Imagine once this is up and the SkyRise is also completed and the signature bridge will be also done! The Miami skyline will be amazing!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Listen, stop mentioning Skyrise.. it’s dead, as it should be.

Anonymous
7 days ago

It is not dead, it will be built and it will be amazing. It will be the iconic structure Miami needs.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Fine, just put that so-called “iconic structure” in an amusement park somewhere. A design like that does not belong in Miami’s skyline!

Anonymous
6 days ago

We dont have an amusement park. But we should.

Anonymous
6 days ago

IT DOES!

Anonymous
6 days ago

Skyrise is very much alive from what I’ve heard from some reliable subcontractors. Going through design changes from what it sounds like.

Anonymous
6 days ago

You mean they fired Arequeeftectonica and it’s not going to look like a nail clipper? Sauce?

NYC Loves Miami
6 days ago

Hope your right.

Anonymous
7 days ago

The SkyRise is much needed in Miami, let’s just hope that it will happen.

Anonymous
7 days ago

And I hope you’ll be waiting for a hundred years.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Hater.

Anonymous
6 days ago

^ Nahh.. not a hater, just have better taste than you.

Anonymous
7 days ago

The Skyrise is taking forever and there’s very little movement at its site but I’m confident it will happen. I wasn’t a fan of the design at first but I’m starting to like it.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Face it, the design of that thing is butt ugly.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Better but ugly than no butt at all.

Anonymous
6 days ago

I’ll take the no “butt” at all.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Sig Bridge is garbage, waste of money i would understand if you wanted to do that bridge over the water as in on the MacArthur but overland please…

Anonymous
6 days ago

I love the bridge but yes if it went over water it would have been nicer

Anonymous
6 days ago

If everyone stops thinking about it as a “bridge” and just as an architectural feature of an overpass, maybe the whining might stop.

Anonymous
6 days ago

It’s the closest thing we are going to get now as an identifiable landmark in the city. Let it be. Judge it a year after its finished.

Anonymous
6 days ago

The Eiffel Tower was hated and considered ugly at the time it was built. Look at it now…

POLO
6 days ago

EXACTLY!

Anonymous
6 days ago

It was also supposed to be temporary, so bad analogy.

Anonymous
6 days ago

No. Not bad analogy. Everyone hated it. Now everyone loves it. Everyone hates Skyrise and the bridge. Years from now, everyone, even some of the haters here, will like them.

Anonymous
6 days ago

^ Here we go with the Eiffel Tower comparison.

Anonymous
6 days ago

It’s TRUE though. It helps make their point. Where is our one iconic/defining structure? One that you can easily associate with Miami. Eiffel Tower=Paris, Statue of Liberty=New York, Golden Gate Bridge=San Fransisco, Sears Tower=Chigago. Whats our claim to fame? Beaches filled with riff-raff=Miami.

Anonymous
6 days ago

And Paris, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and many other large cities around the world don’t have anything as wacky looking as that ugly designed Skyrise proposal in their skylines.

Anonymous
6 days ago

You lack vision and good taste. Probably you’d prefer something resembling a big taco

Anonymous
5 days ago

^ And you’re probably a twin of “Shallow Hal.” If you have a taste for obese women, have at em.. I just don’t.

The Bear.
7 days ago

LET’S GET IT MIAMI!!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

Appears this is actually happening. Very good news for downtown Miami. Some may hate the design, but I think it will be a great addition to the skyline.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Yep.. I for one hate the design. We waited months for them to reveal the design they planned on introducing to the people and they show us this copycat.

smh….

Anonymous
7 days ago

Copycat? Of what? That one austin tower? Thats been copied too, infact this tower is better.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I’ll ask you to check out just one city and here’s a hint.. that city is in Russia.

Anonymous
6 days ago

I knew it the moment I saw it. It’s a communist design if I ever saw one.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Um, City of Capitals was fifteen years after communism.

Anonymous
6 days ago

They are still pinko, pseudo-commies under a different flag.

Anonymous
7 days ago

I simply love this design and can’t wait for it to be built!❤️

Anonymous
7 days ago

Wow looks great.

Anonymous
7 days ago

Can’t wait to watch thing this get built!!

Anonymous
7 days ago

This reminds me of when the Four Seasons Tower was launched on Brickell with a very NYC-centric design with minimal balconies; sales were very slow for the condos because many buyers in this market picture themselves enjoying their views outside, from their balconies. The balconies on these renderings and the models look very small, like afterthoughts. Hopefully that doesn’t affect their sales…although we are in a crazy market right now.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Apparently people want to pay high HOAs for limited amenities and no balconies.

Anonymous
6 days ago

At any real altitude, it gets very windy on a balcony. If you have a great view with floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s not a great loss having smaller balconies. Smaller is better than no balcony, but wide-open balconies like those on Santa Maria for example can really be gusty.

Anonymous
7 days ago

How deep will they have to dig down to secure that ?

Anonymous
6 days ago

With our soil down here I would imagine the piles will be North of 70 feet and up to 100

Anonymous
6 days ago

Yes. They will help support Elon’s tunnel.

Jack Woodburn
5 days ago

Sorry, but that is one ugly juvenile styled building. It’ll be interesting to see how it “weathers” a Category 4 or 5 hurricane. There appears to nothing suggesting any testing in a wind tunnel. Construction during hurricane seasons should be quite dramatic as well.

Anonymous
6 days ago

The construction side of this should be very interesting. Signature building for all involved.

Anonymous
6 days ago

I don’t hate the design. I like it actually, but I hate the fact that this is the tower that will stand out from our skyline. I think it’s going to look odd having this as the tallest tower, with no pinnacle or spire, etc; but maybe I’ll change my mind once I see it up.

Trust
5 days ago

This is just plain ugly. This is not art, it’s a bunch of cubes welded on top of one another that’ll probably get knocked over in a cat 4 hurricane, like my daughter knocking over her big lego towers. Wth are they thinking? At least the height of decent but this is just dumb. That’s my opinion.

Al Parker
5 days ago

If an architectural icon is the goal this hideous monstrosity is certainly unforgettable for all the wrong reasons

Anonymous
6 days ago

Tear the crappy hotel down next door already. It’s depressing that it still exists while the Everglades was destroyed Vizcayne.

Anonymous
5 days ago

It’s butt ugly. They can have it. Literally, it’s an abortion.

Anonymous
2 minutes ago

Bad form dude.

Elvis
6 days ago

Miami is just a playground for unrestrained, tasteless developers. Just keeps on getting more so, until the whole thing sinks.

Anonymous
7 days ago

One ugly tower

Anonymous
7 days ago

It’s not really ugly, it’s just lame.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Upload your design please. Love to see it.

Anonymous
6 days ago

First of all, I wasn’t asked to design this tower for this developer. Second, if I had done a design for this tower, it surely wouldn’t have the offset stack of alphabets look that they represented.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Again…upload it so we can see your imagination and creativity at work.

Anonymous
6 days ago

^ Why, are you looking for an architect?

Anonymous
6 days ago

Are you one?

Anonymous
6 days ago

^ I’ll be one if you paid me to be.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Lame and ugly. Third grader design.

Anonymous
6 days ago

Exactly. I mean, was it too much to give us a sleek beautifully lined tall building?

Anonymous
6 days ago

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think its beautiful.

Anonymous
6 days ago

And I think they could’ve chosen a better design.

Trust
5 days ago

Think you should go to an eye Dr.