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.)

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Sophia
9 months ago

Melo should build the new “800000000” dollar bridge!!!
They will finish it in 6 months and probable for 1/3 the price!!!!!

Anonymous G
9 months ago

Melo should build everything.

Anonymous
8 months ago

NO.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Melo now is like….
They see me rollin’
They hatin’
Patrolling and tryin’ to catch me ridin’ dirty….
Melo2020

Rigo
9 months ago

Hilarious. True.

Anonymous
9 months ago

hahahahaha soooo true Let’s keep American Great again!

Renata
9 months ago

Melo does NOT f@ck around!!!!!!
Keeping Miami Great in 2020
🤣🤣🤣🤣

Anonymous
9 months ago

Related/Melo 2020. Keep Miami Mediocre.

Anonymous
9 months ago

exactly what I think!!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Just the other day I criticized Melo’s proposed development, but now I see the light. His developments may not be the most aesthetically pleasing, but they do contribute substantially to the urban fabric which is necessary and beautiful in its own way. I am a Melo convert.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Only idiots who complain just for the sake of complaining and expect something that they themselves can’t deliver come on this site and constantly knock the Melo Group.

Anonymous
9 months ago

What about the Okan tower??

Anonymous
9 months ago

Turkish track record in Miami is all talk and no action (apart from suing).

POLO
9 months ago

Not the most attractive towers, but they will bring thousands of people to a desolate area.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Everyone on TNM knew that Melo would top off before Okan even started and voila! Keep crushing the haters Melo!!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Is Okan still on?
All the beautiful projects don’t pass the drawing board.

Anonymous
9 months ago

We need this answer.

Anonymous G
9 months ago

I don’t know. Might not with these towers next to them.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Their sales center is up for sale on loopnet. While the Okan group does not own the building it does not seem like a good omen.

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/542-N-Miami-Ave-Miami-FL/20392769/

Danny Costa
9 months ago

Anxiously awaiting an update article

Anonymous
9 months ago

BOOM

Anonymous
9 months ago

Boom indeed my friend
“its going to be biblical”

Anonymous G
9 months ago

L&R Structural is one of the BEST shell contractor in South Florida and it’s not even CLOSE!

Anonymous
9 months ago

Melo group is the new Mayor of Miami

Anonymous
9 months ago

No they are not Bob B…….

Anonymous
9 months ago

Melo build faster than the Chinese!

Anonymous
9 months ago

I hope Melo buys more lots !

Anonymous G
9 months ago

Agreed! They need to keep building.

Anonymous
9 months ago

They will. I think the Melo Group will be the ones buying the lot next to downtown 5th where the Okan tower was proposed and build something there… (makes sense to me).

Anonymous G
9 months ago

Agreed makes sense.

Anonymous
9 months ago

The best thing this project has going for it is its location. Aesthetically, it sucks big time.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Better than what was there before, increased options for renters, efficient development, whats not to like? Who else is taking the risk?

Optimist
9 months ago

The rule should be: the bigger the project, the better the design. Keep Miami beautiful.

EJS
9 months ago

When u go to Melo’s website, they have a rendering showing the bldg clad in a much more attractive aqua/green glass motif.

Optimist
9 months ago

You are right. The aqua glass looks better. https://downtown5.com/

Anonymous
9 months ago

That was originally how they portrayed those towers on this site before some people came on here and started complaining about how they looked.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Wonderful to see these buildings go up. We need a world class Las Vegas style casino build downtown with Brightline running. Also, time to get the cruises back out.

eymay
9 months ago

what is Natiivo across the street waiting for? smh

Anonymous G
9 months ago

I guess finalizing permits, negotiating with subcontractors etc. On Instagram they are actively advertising Natiivo.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Keep it up Melo! I love that every year I can move to a new building! Can’t Wait 🙂

Anonymous
9 months ago

Rapid constructions is very impressive, but over-bearing and awful exterior design. Miami-Dade residents and visitors will have to look at this “project” for many generations to come. Design should have been used in Moscow not Miami.

Anonymous
9 months ago

Um, after looking at all those depressing looking empty lots downtown for decades, I don’t think the design and look of these towers will bother the people of Miami.

Jack
9 months ago

Fantastic but not going to do Miami’s downtown skyline any favors with that sub-par design.

Anonymous
9 months ago

It’s nice but not iconic. If every building is iconic then none are… Hopefully Okan Tower and Waldorf if Astoria will add some iconic buildings to the skyline.

Anonymous G
9 months ago

Agreed Waldof Astoria will be fantastic!

Anonymous
9 months ago

So the decrepid dump that was there before was better?

Anonymous
9 months ago

Yes, the church annex was a decent building, unlike this with its irregular windows which makes it look like an annex to the Federal prison across the street.

Anonymous
9 months ago

I bet you wear perfect shoes…

Anonymous
9 months ago

Much prefer to see and empty lot then this garbage. Sad day for Miami..

Anonymous
9 months ago

U can’t be serious. So you like the garbage, the foul odors, the crime – all that goes with excessive empty lots in an urban setting??