Telescoping 57-Story Elysee Is Rising In Edgewater (Photos)

In Edgewater, construction at the 649-foot Elysee condo has reached level 5.

Eventually, it will match the tallest height of any tower in the neighborhood at 649 feet above sea level:

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

i wish these city officials would mandate that all these buildings be required to line the streets with mature trees that would insure a natural shade canopy and help the areas look lush and inviting…

anony
3 years ago

Street’s not wide enough. Can maybe put in a line of Croton’s.

Jolly Green
3 years ago

At least Japanese fern trees or Pitch Apple or ligustrum

Anonymous
3 years ago

I wish Miami’s skyline would increase at least another ten blocks going north.

Anonymous
3 years ago

should be 1k feet here

Anonymous
3 years ago

Increase the height limit to 700ft please!

anony
3 years ago

Thor’s hammer.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Have they started on the parking garage lining and destroying the streetscape between the tower and the beautiful 1920s apartment complex that was spared, thankfully?

Anon y Mous
3 years ago

Yes, the design was updated and now it’s a 25 story parking garage with beautiful blank walls and 1500 parking spaces…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Better cover those cover those blank walls with murals and assorted scraps of sheet metal “art in public places,” AKA lipstick on a pig!

ILoveMiami
3 years ago

Does anyone here know that even with all the subways, buses, and taxis, there are over 1,100 off-street parking garages and around 100,000 street level parking spaces in Manhattan? No one there seems to care. I wonder why so many of you here harp on this again and again and again. Boring.

Anon
3 years ago

most of those garages are underground, not forcing a wall effect like our parking podiums do here. I’m not one who complains about parking, just hitting you with some facts. They don’t lend well to a contiguous and walkable city feel.

ILoveMiami
3 years ago

I get the aesthetics thing, but the truth is you can’t have a truly functioning urban core without cars and noise and hustle and bustle. People have to park somewhere. Celebration and Seaside are beautiful, but is that what we want? Tell me, really, if you are going to spend 5M on an apartment are you going to walk or drive your luxury car? As a tourist, (not the same as living there) I have walked many streets in many major cities, and I have never once thought about parking garages. If you have a car, you need to park it, and we have lots of them.

aceraroja
3 years ago

As someone who lived in NY for ten years I can tell you that yes in fact many people “care.” Midtown is a total nightmare of personal car traffic and every NYer on foot complains about this fact. The avenues up and down Manhattan are impossible-to-cross expressways of all manner of motorized asshole. The boroughs have demonstrations and organizations dedicated to giving the arteries extreme road diets to cut down on the dozens of deaths due to cars speeding through town. So actually uh no. It’s as much of a problem there as here. The difference is there one can much more easily choose a car-free lifestyle and here it’s less possible. As to what the super rich “want,” I don’t give half a fuck if it involves the further hellification of my hometown.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Edgewater is a vertical suburb. It’s a shame, there was potential, instead we have narrow streets/sidewalks lined with tall parking garages.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It would look better out side down, like the New York skyscrapers from the 1920’s
The way it’s now looks like a giant telescope that fell from an extraterrestrial ? ship and landed in Edgewater

Anonymous
3 years ago

Soooo, more condos no one will live in? Great idea! How about good paying jobs here first! Developers need to pull their heads out of their asses and take a tour of the empty condos that are sitting all around the city first.

ILoveMiami
3 years ago

Please explain to me why this matters. I’ve read other comments about empty condos but don’t understand the problem. If nobody buys, the developer is the only one who will lose out. Correct? What am I missing? How do you, me or the city lose anything over this?

Anonymous
3 years ago

The Next Miami is supposed to be about “Construction and Architecture.” But some people come on here thinking it’s the perfect forum to gripe about jobs, traffic, parking, and who’s buying condos.

aceraroja
3 years ago

Hey ya know some of us care about the city as a cohesive whole: the way it functions, its livability for the average person, whether or not we have to look at ten stories of garage ventilation looming over traditional neighborhoods, etc. Empty buildings in a city that was just voted the worst city for renters twice in a row is yeah, a problem for you me and the city.

Anonymous
3 years ago

What do you think this is 2008? Which condo is empty?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Condos aretoo expensive and rent is too high.