The First 52-Story Tower At Downtown 5th Just Topped Off: Biggest Apartment Project In CBD Ever

Melo Group’s Downtown 5th has now topped off – and the pace of construction has been blistering fast.

It took just 37 weeks from Downtown 5th’s foundation pour to top off of the first tower – a pace averaging about 1.5 floors per week, including building a parking garage.

Top off of the 52-story east tower took place on October 16, shell contractor L&R Structural Corp. wrote on Instagram. The foundation pour for the tower took place on February 3.

Downtown 5th’s twin west tower is also set to top off in weeks (at the same height) , and was at level 40 as of last week. Foundation pour for the west tower took place later than the east tower.

Both towers have a permanent height of 495 feet above ground.

Downtown 5th is the biggest project ever for Melo Group.

The twin-tower development is also the single biggest apartment project ever built in downtown Miami’s Central Business District by unit count, with 1,042 apartments.

Downtown 5th includes a 14-story podium with 1,049 parking spaces spread over 12 levels, and 12,506 square feet of ground floor retail.


(images via L&R Structural Corp.)