Supertall Tower Proposed At 1201 Brickell Bay Drive

Yet another supertall tower is in the works in Miami.

Tibor Hollo filed plans yesterday with the FAA to build a 1,044-foot tower on the former Villa Magna site at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive. The tower (or towers) would reach 1,049 feet above sea level.

Hollo’s revised proposal aims to take advantage of a recently increased height limit in the area of 1,049 feet above sea level. The increased limits have resulted in the approval of One Brickell City Centre and 300 Biscayne, while others are pending. In October, the FAA had approved Hollo’s older plan for a twin-tower project for the Villa Magna site, each reaching 995 feet above ground level, or 1,000 feet above sea level.

Across the street, Hollo’s 83-story Panorama Tower is already under construction and set to become Miami’s tallest next year. 1201 Brickell Bay drive could be over 200 feet taller than Panorama if approved.

Former L.A. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and New York’s Corigin Real Estate Group are partners with Hollo on the 1201 Brickell Bay project.

 

rendering of much shorter villa magna once proposed for the site:

 

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Anonymous

It’s nice we might get a new 1000′ but why isn’t hollo putting all of his focus on one bayfront which he has said would come before anything else. One bayfront was proposed years ago and nothing has happened. Now, he’s proposing something else, which is great, but we should have low expectations for barely any disappointment.

Anyways, why couldn’t have just made panorama 1000′? That would have been awesome.

Anonymous

ANOTHER BAD DESIGN! THANKS TO ALL DEVELOPERS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO BE ARCHITECTS

Anonymous

the issue is that you cannot have a Residential ONLY city, that does not take any skill to develop, just sell land and go vertical, what Miami does not have are employment opportunities other than low skill and paying jobs to supply low cost services to the wealthy. Face it, everyone in Miami sells something for a living. As soon as a new I WANNA BE city opens up Miami will become a ghost town, you can cruse downtown and not see sky, there are already vacant buildings standing, why not have them occupied before you fly a new narcissist ego above Miami, there is no public transportation to speak of a city without a proper infrastructure or public transportation is doomed to die.

Sarah

You’re totally right. There are barely any park to walk dogs/ go with kids here. I have been suffering the construction noise and dust of the panorama for the last 2 years and now they’re building this monster !!!! It’s just disgusting to see how careless developers can be they don’t care about the future of Miami…. it’s just sad . persobally, living in a luxurious cage on the 100 floor is not my dream life. Who is going to fill in all those buildings?

Anonymous

Ok so, There will not be twin towers right ? The twin villa magna towers will be replaced by a single tower reaching 1049 ft ? Is that correct from the article ?

Yet Another Anonymous

Villa Magna looks bigger.

Anonymous

there should be a law prohibiting “Visual Ugliness” by money hungry developers who do not have clue. Tibor Hollo is the worst. It’s kind of like air pollution for you eyes. Stop him

Sarah

You know what the worse is? Nobody is demonstrating in the streets against these kind of abnormalities. This would never have been authorized in some other countries. People are soft they just accept things here. Makes me want to vomit. How will these building look like in 100 years ?

Anonymous

Hey look, another twin tower design on a parking pedestal.

Anonymous

Do you realize that this is basically mandated by the zoning code. Tower floor plates are capped at a given size and there is a mandated distance of 60′ between towers. Read the zoning code before criticizing architects who are merely complying with the requirements of the zoning code. And before you criticize the zoning code research the basic theories that it is based upon. These requirements are rooted in the architectural theory knows as “Vancourverism” which features slim tall towers which are regularly spaced apart in order to minimize the impact of high rises on the streets below in order to prevent “Manhattaniztion” in which all light and air at the sidewalk level is blocked out by a continuous wall of highrises. Just some food for thought before you criticize these professionals….

http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/planning-zoning-development.aspx

Anonymous

Walk around Brickell. Many of the tiny streets ware in the shade.

Anonymous

Honestly, is shade such a bad thing in Miami? The more the better if you ask me.

But no, local “leaders” would rather put up meager skinny palm trees with virtually zero shade. Things that appeal more to tourist eyes than to the needs of actual residents. Such is their grand vision

Anonymous

Them palms are also cheaper.

Yet Another Anonymous

And while that’s great for New York and Canada, I don’t remember the last time anyone outside or off of the beach complained about shade here.

Anonymous

It goes beyond shade….. It breaks up the massing of the city and reduces the overall feel and scale of the highrises. Also Miami 21 was adapted from Vancouversim. The podiums in Miami 21 are allowed to rise 8 stories which WILL shade our tropical streets. Where as “Vancouverism” in Vancouver only has podiums of a couple stories. “Vancouverism” could be best described as the marriage of New Urbansim and Le Corbusier’s Tower in the park. You get new urbanism at the street level and Corbu’s tower in the park at the high rise level. It gives you the super density of a high rise city but the feel of a low scale city.

Anonymous

It also helps perserve view corridors for the condo owners…. Which helps maintain property values. I mean every time a tower pops up you here commentors on here bemoan the loss of views….. Imagine if Miami 21 didnt cap tower floors plates or requires minimum distances between towers… Then you would lose ALL views! So they people hear crying about the sameness of seeing designs with multiple towers would also likely be the same people to be crying if there was one single massive tower with NO views….. Some people just always find a reason to complain without thinking things through.

Anonymous

I’m sure Tibor will be calling all of you to address your opinions…read the article for what it is and quit bitching at each other

Anonymous

Yawn. ZZZ

Anonymous

Is that for the news of a supertall being built? The image is irrelevant.