The Feds Have Approved The Tallest Building In South Beach: The Canopy Club

Miami Beach will be soon be getting what could become its tallest building ever, after the Federal Aviation Administration approved its height.

The tower will be known as The Canopy Club. Developers say they will break ground in 2021.

The FAA approved a final height of of 546 feet above ground, or 549 feet above sea level. That is down slightly from when the application was first submitted in November 2019 (approval took nearly eleven months).

An adjacent 3-acre park has been renamed Canopy Park, and construction began in August.

The 44-story Canopy Club tower will include 337 residential units and a parking garage with 577 spaces. There will also be a token amount of retail, restaurant, and surface parking spaces next to the park.

Miami Beach’s tallest buildings are the 44-story Green and Blue Diamonds, said to be 559 feet above ground. However, the Emporis website claims that the 559-foot height of those towers would have only been reached by adding a spire, which was never done, leaving their heights at just 502 feet to the top of an architectural feature.

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

Big and bold especially when driving in from 395. The building along with the park and overpass should all come together beautifully!!

Azarius
5 months ago

I’m really excited about this project… I love the park and the building along with the new monorail this will be a hott spot for sure‼️

Anonymous
5 months ago

Gorgeous tower
We need a few like this this side of the bay

Anonymous
5 months ago

Beautiful modern looking building.
Keep building more.

Anonymous G
5 months ago

I love everything about this project. I want to build the tower really bad!

Anonymous
5 months ago

really bad? OMG LOL

Anonymous G
5 months ago

Chill.

KC Jones
5 months ago

This is were the new Miami Beach Corridor or Baylink will connect Miami Beach to Miami in 10 years or so with the current proposal. That’s a 4.4 mile monorail System currently priced at $770M but the deal will be structured for $1.8B ($60M x 30 year payments), or a 233% profit to the developer. This $1.8B price tag will be public funds and the $60M annual cost will make it the most expensive transit corridor in Miami Dade history. This deal does not make sense. Had the Miami Dade commissioners not put a moratorium on Chinese technology, this would have cost $400-450M or roughly $300m less than what the developers were forced to do which was to find an acceptable yet antiquated rubber tire system at the cost of $770m. That means that the original proposal could have been privately funded and not use Fed funds which the current will utilize, and the total project could have been developed in 4-5 years vs 10 with a final price close to $900m vs the current $1.8B. If Chinese maglev technologies were accepted, then this would be closer to $350m- $400M, not fed funds, 4 years to build total price tag in $750m – $850M. The real reason for this higher cost are the fear that commissioner Bovo and Mayor Gimenez have placed on all things Chinese which is part of the Trump and Marco Rubio playbook. This does not help us in Miami Dade. We could have the trains built in China, assembled in US, monorail built in US And employ many here at home.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Assuming you mean trainsets “developed” in China from stolen American, Japanese, and German patents, as opposed to “built,” and assembled in the U.S., the Trump administration has supported it, except China refuses with some B.S. excuse, when it reality it’s because it would curtail dumping and artificial advantages.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Do you know that the USA stole factory blueprints from England right after the independence? Our country would never had developed its manufacturing without that.

Anonymous
5 months ago

…and with that logic, England stole from France, and Renaissance Europe stole from Rome, except made stuff better rather than an inferior carbon copy. Did England invent the assembly line? No.

Anonymous
5 months ago

don’t know it because its bullchit

Anonymous
5 months ago

Chinese troll much?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nice

Anonymous
5 months ago

Thank god the shitty low rises in earlier plan are scrapped in favor of this.

Shawn Kouri
5 months ago

If construction begins in 2021, I actually heard a while back that it was supposed to be completed by 2023? It looks really cool. I can’t wait until the park component is completed. I see this place all the time when I go to South Beach. The biggest eyesore that caught my eyes before was the old hospital. Now they finally tore the building down. They started construction on the park a few months ago with completion in 2021. Afterwords the tower and a pedestrian bridge going over Alton Road is supposed to be built. It’s going to help activate the area a little bit. More park space is important even though it’s very very close to Southpoint park. But if you think about it it’s densely populated area. So an extra park would be good.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I love the huge wraparound full length balconies.

Anonymous
5 months ago

So many awesome projects going on In Miami, except the most important. Resolving the rising sea levels. Looking forward to seeing it all come together in 10-15 years from now.

Anonymous
5 months ago

It’s been talked about for thirty-five years, but we’re still here. The infrastructure which keeps nature from turning the American East coast from reverting to a swamp is just aging, and attempts to fix it result in expensive, prone to corruption, FIU bridge-tier quality. So much for “shovel-ready projects” and “Build Back Better” my foot.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Approve everything

POLO
5 months ago

I really like this tower. It will be a welcome sight coming from Miami.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Looks amazing.

gale and frank del vecchio are still trying to stop this.

they are the scummiest nimbys who want to stop the park because they hate developers and couldnt care less about the public benefit.

same people who tried to stop the outdoor/rooftop theaters because its the same developer. the whole neighborhood wants these projects done and the obstructionists just delay delay delay ruining the city.

Great projects!

Anonymous
5 months ago

new renderings please. and the pedestrian bridge???

LocalObserver
5 months ago

super outdated renderings and design!

Daniel
5 months ago

If only I would have enough money to biy something here 🤪

Anonymous
5 months ago

Wish I was the developer for this… Love that it is very ambitious! Then again, no surprise as this is the City of Miami Beach a.k.a. the City of Galbutt & Martin Beach. They sure know how to get around the City. No star-architect this time David Martin??

Anonymous
5 months ago

Please vote NO for the Marina Park corrupt sell off referendums #2 & #3. NO on 237 and NO on 239. Thank you.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Beautiful? Gorgeous? I don’t see anything beautiful or gorgeous about the building. It’s not ugly.

The park is the best thing about this project.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Terrible project. Should never happen again. Yes voters are on the cusp of approving another monstrous tower just south at the Marina.