Vertical Construction Underway At Downtown Miami’s New $852M Civil Courthouse

Miami-Dade County’s new $852M civil courthouse is finally now rising out of the ground in downtown Miami, new drone photos by Aaron DeMayo show.

The Miami-Dade Civil Courthouse is being developed by Plenary Justice, in a public-private partnership with the county.

Plenary will also operate the new tower. The county will make payments to Plenary starting at $25 million per year if the developer meets certain operating metrics.

It is being built across the street from the existing courthouse, which judges and lawyers have long complained was obsolete.

According to an FAA filing, the new 25-story courthouse tower is planned to rise 474 feet above ground or 482 feet above sea level.

HOK is the architect for the new tower. Tutor Perini is the contractor.

Across from the courthouse construction site, a developer is planning two 83-story MiamiCentral supertowers on property currently owned by Brightline. Work is continuing to close off a street in order to square off the south supertower site, the photos show.

 

(photos: Aaron DeMayo)

 

 

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Anonymous
6 months ago

This is more expensive than the entire Miami Signature Bridge project. Insane.

Anonymous
6 months ago

you ain’t joking, bet walls won’t be paper-thin 🤣

Anonymous
6 months ago

exactly what i was thinking…another reason to replace each and every existing elected official who was part of this raquet

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yet this monstrosity is anything but “signature,” unlike the old courthouse.

anony
6 months ago

nearly one billion dollars to build something so hideous

Mimi
6 months ago

Tia is poop

Anonymous
6 months ago

You’re far too conservative, this project will surely go over one billion dollars by the time it’s completed

Anonymous
6 months ago

$852M?!?!?!

Anonymous
6 months ago

…for a courthouse which people will go to one day to pay parking tickets or be assigned the duty of paying child support for 18+ years

Frank
6 months ago

Seems like a lot of money for a courthouse.

Brooklyn
6 months ago

It looks like Plenary must spend $250mm then receive $25mm a year “for operating the building”.

https://www.miamitodaynews.com/2021/02/23/new-miami-dade-courthouse-falling-father-behind/

Who the hell negotiates these deals for the county? How on earth would a company in charge of managing the building be entitled to a guaranteed annual payment in that amount? Not to mention the architecture is HORRIBLE.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Incredibly unnecessarily expensive, there’s some major kickbacks and backdoor deals involved in this one for sure

Drac
6 months ago

“The county will make payments to Plenary starting at $25 million per year if the developer meets certain operating metrics”

The county will make those payments for how long?

Pepe
6 months ago

30 years

Anonymous
6 months ago

Ugly, monolithic, hideous, piece of shit rising I will say!

ignoranymous
6 months ago

At $852M it should be at least a 1000 footer.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

and 2 towers

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

The county needs to renovate that bus station south of this and the government center.

???
6 months ago

Sad when your old courthouse looks better than the new one… An what’s with Miami not just having a traditional midrise courthouse like every other city?

ignoranymous
6 months ago

Good thing Miami doesn’t look like every “traditional” city in the United States.

Raul Ortega
6 months ago

Another way WE THE TAXPAYERS get SHAFTED! Lousy, greedy , corrupt politicians, judges and attorneys! That’s why us REGULAR PEOPLE always get SHAFTED,by voting for these CORRUPT POLITICIANS!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Not the least of which is the corrupted “tech mayor” whose done nothing but raise everyone’s rent while he gets kickbacks and does backdoor deals with all of these big tech companies who are dodging taxes in South Florida

ignoranymous
6 months ago

Um, mayors can’t raise everyone’s rent unless he/she owns the building.

BDub
6 months ago

Looks like the Ministry of Love from 1984.

nonmous
6 months ago

Lol.. just love that Monk Monestery next to it across the Metrorail tracts.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Wasn’t a handsome Art Deco building in London depicted as the Ministry of Love. Even a novel from 1948 wouldn’t have contemplated something as atrocious as this jail-windowed cereal box.

nonmous
6 months ago

“Miami-Dade County’s new $852M civil courthouse”

I think this is a misprint, they must’ve meant “new $402M civil couthouse,” which would still be a lot.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The courthouse may cost $402M but tax payers will pay $852M for it. Similar to how tax payers will end up paying $2.4B for the $500M Marlins stadium when bonds are payed off.

John Monahan's
6 months ago

Get ready for parking meter fees to go

Anonymous
6 months ago

Crazy how plain Jane the architecture is for over 4/5 of billion $

nonmous
6 months ago

Can’t wait for that Giant Spider Bridge is completed in Miami.

evan
6 months ago

Does the existing courthouse get demolished and sold to a developer or does it stay in use?

Anonymous
6 months ago

They should gut the inside and turn it into a museum

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

hotels and restaurants

Anonymous
6 months ago

LOL, that would be a huge museum. FFS, restore it for city hall.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Depends on how much asbestos they find inside of that ancient 1920s structure. It might not even be structurally sound at this point

Anonymous
6 months ago

I still feel safer in it than a Melo building.

nonmous
6 months ago

Yeah.. I bet you would feel better in a rain storm than in a Melo building.

Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s historically protected, so it shouldn’t.

Pissed
6 months ago

Yeah I would be mad if they tear it down

PAY UP
6 months ago

JOE CAROLLO THATS IT

Anonymous
6 months ago

“Miami-Dade County’s new $852M civil courthouse” this is so embarrassing, every single politician involved in this should be trialed and convicted right here in this monstrosity when finished.

Elpit Onaso
6 months ago

Holy shit! $850 million for an ugly state building?? Can we just build a modern Empire State building so it follows the historic architecture.

Tim
6 months ago

To begin, I truly feel like my taxes $$$ are being squandered when I read this article. 852M for a 25-story building that’s reported at to be the height of a 45-story building? Something is either very wrong with this price tag for the height or the article has incorrect information. IF truly the price tag is 825M the project must be stop! The architect and engineer fired and local design team hired to redesign and build something more architecturally pleasing and significantly less expensive at a price tag not to exceed 120M.

Ulrich
6 months ago

$825,000,000.00 ??? Florida corruption at its best!