Developers are increasingly planning to build towers in Miami that will reach supertall status, with the real estate market here among the hottest anywhere.
Up first: The Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences is expected to break ground shortly as Miami’s first ever supertall tower
A number of other supertall towers have been announced in recent months, all by top-tier developers.
Below is a list of every supertall that we know of currently being planned in Miami.
A supertall tower is defined as reaching a height above 300 meters, or around 969 feet.
Supertalls in Miami also have a height cap due to FAA height restrictions in the area, a result of the nearby runways at MIA. The tallest planned projects usually reach a maximum height of 1,049 feet above sea level.
We’ve excluded those supertalls that haven’t had any publicly announced activity in the past few years from this list.
1. Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences (100 stories, 1,049 feet above sea level)
Developer PMG is preparing to break ground on this project imminently, with most condo units now sold. Site work is underway, and a permit for foundation work is near approval. Sieger Suarez is the design architect, with Carlos Ott the conceptual architect.
2. Major. (82 stories, 1,049 feet above sea level)
Developer JDS formally submitted plans this month for Major. It will include mostly condos, along with food and beverage outlets.
3. One Brickell City Centre (80 stories, 1,049 feet above sea level)
Related Companies, led by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, reportedly just announced plans to partner with Developer Swire Properties on this project. It will become the tallest and largest office building in Florida. The project was also resubmitted for approval to the FAA this month. Work will start in 2023, the report said.
4. One Bayfront Plaza (92 stories, 1,049 feet above sea level)
Tibor Hollo’s Florida East Coast Realty announced last week it was moving its corporate headquarters to Brickell from on older building currently on the One Bayfront Plaza site – a sign that this project is moving forward. The new One Bayfront Plaza will be a branded, mixed-use supertall, a press release said. The FAA has approved a height of 1,044 feet above ground, 1,049 feet above sea level.
5. 1201 Brickell (also known as The Towers by Foster + Partners) (Twin towers, 81 and 79 stories, 1,049 feet above sea level)
Tibor Hollo of Florida East Coast Realty and former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt are partners on this twin-tower project. It will include up to 660 condo units, and up to 220 hotel rooms. The FAA approved a height of 1,049 feet above sea level in 2016.
6. 609 Brickell (80 Stories)
Developers 13th Floor Investments and Key International are working to develop an 80-story tower at the The First Miami Presbyterian Church.
7 & 8. 1016 Northeast Second Avenue – Miami Worldcenter
New York-based developer Naftali Group has announced plans to build two residential towers at Miami Worldcenter. In a press release issued this week, the developer said towers will be supertalls.
9. 1428 Brickell (1,049 feet above sea level)
Ytech International obtained FAA approval in January to build at a height of 1,040 feet above ground, or 1,049 feet above sea level. According to Ytech’s website, a luxury residential project with hotel-like services is planned.
Just missing this list are two towers that are both expected to break ground this year: The 70-story Okan Tower (902 feet above ground, or 915 feet above sea level) and the 80-story Cipriani Residences (939 feet above ground).