Vertical Construction Underway At Melo Group’s 60-Story Downtown 1st

Melo Group’s 60-story Downtown 1st tower is now rising vertically, new photos show.

The tower is set to become Melo Group’s tallest ever at 557 feet tall.

Groundbreaking tool place in mid-March.

Melo has had success in leasing two nearby towers called Downtown 5th. Those towers each rise 53 stories.

The developer said last week that 100% of 521 units in the first Downtown 5th tower that just opened are leased. A second tower is set to open in August or September with another 521 units and is already 60% leased.

Downtown 1st will include 560 apartments.

 

(photo: Richard Marquez)

(photo: Ryan RC Rea)

 

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

About to top off any day now…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Lol beat me to this exact comment

Anonymous
5 months ago

Low hanging fruit indeed…

Anonymous
5 months ago

So sad the masses don’t understand clickbait, especially when it turns up in residential buildings.

Anonymous
5 months ago

What?

Anonymous
5 months ago

^ say it right.. “WTF?!!!”

Anonymous
5 months ago

even being that height im sure it will top off before Christmas

POLO
5 months ago

This developer operates at hypersonic speed!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Saw it yesterday and it was already on the second floor. Good infill for the part of downtown that doesn’t have many residents and short buildings.

Anonymous
5 months ago

you guys keep saying “good infill” to every building built, and that is all we are getting, ugly, boring looking buildings. MELO needs to be stopped.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I’m so bored with you.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Is that you Melo?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nevada has plenty of desert land where you can take your money and build a city with all kinds of beautiful and exciting towers just the way you envision they should be.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Mana should sell all his properties to Melo and then he should buy a plane ticket and leave Miami!

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
5 months ago

After I read your post, I tracked you down and bought your building! I will let it decay for generations to come!!

– Mana

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Please Melo buy more lots

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yes, yes, and yes!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Beautiful apartment building that’s much needed in that location. Keep up the good work MELO.

Azarius
5 months ago

All in Mana Territory

Anonymous
5 months ago

Say what you want about Melo at least they dont sit on their projects for years! When you see their concept art 2 months later they are going vertical!

Anonymous
5 months ago

i like it!!!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Um hum.. now we need to see something done with that huge space next to the Sun Trust tower that’s now being used as parking lot.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Didn’t that lot just recently change hands?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yes it did.

Anonymous
5 months ago

557 ft tall and 60 floors. They’re trying to capture the midget rental market.

Anonymous
5 months ago

That’s about 9 feet per floor or maybe even 8.5. In NYC the new developments have 8 feet high ceilings. That’s the trend.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Um, you must be at least 9ft tall?

Anonymous
5 months ago

This thing will top off by the time I finish taking a sh$&

Anonymous
5 months ago

hahahahaha

Anonymous
5 months ago

At minimum, Melo should’ve made Downtown 5th look something like this, as opposed to the barcode monstrosity built.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Tell the truth, if you could afford to live in them, they would be the most beautiful buildings you’ve ever seen?

Anonymous
5 months ago

LOL at that 5G pole.

Anonymous
5 months ago

hope they do something about the homeless in that area. there are tons on the north side of that street

Anonymous
5 months ago

Melo please build my house…shit will be finished in a week!

Brooklyn
5 months ago

An urban monstrocity.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Good thing you won’t be living there huh?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Pre-leasing starting soon

Anonymous
5 months ago

Next ladies and gentlemen for your viewing enjoyment – Downtown 6th.

– The Melo Group

Anonymous
5 months ago

Pull your wallet out and develop you’re own building, oh I forgot you’re poor

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol…

Marc
5 months ago

What group of clowns were the architects/renderers for this?!

It’s 2021: there’s literally no reason to false-advertise and place the renderings in the middle of the bay in front of photo backgrounds of completely different parts of Downtown/Brickell.

Their aerial axon rendering proves the point: this site is lacking, so they had to fake the rest of the renders. It’s disgusting and lazy work.

Anonymous
5 months ago

are you jealous bro!!!!???

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nah, just envious…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Get out of your fucking feelings bro

Anonymous
5 months ago

You must be new. 90% of every Rendering is painted this way. This is not exclusive to the Melo’s.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Wrong area of Downtown to build this hunk of sh*t.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Easier to knock what someone is doing than getting off your lazy ass and doing something yourself huh?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Unfortunately there is nothing I can do because I am just an “average joe” citizen that has no political clout or money in this city. I grew up here though, and I have every right to critique the city’s poor planning and vision. This section of Downtown is notably for government buildings and long established local banks. Do you see the brutalist buildings surrounding the Melo building? This monstrosity is going to stick out real nice. So glad that we have people in Miami that care about design and planning.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Geezzz Miami is full of whiny clueless people.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Very mundane design for location with high visibility.

Brick
5 months ago

Your comment is mundane…….

Anonymous
5 months ago

Actually it is very accurate

Anonymous
5 months ago

same comment i put on the kushner rental. ITS A RENTAL DUDE!!! These developers do not care if the building is nice and pretty on the outside. All they care about is getting this thing built so that they achieve a certain cap rate after they get it fully occupied.

This part of downtown is a dump and this building will dramatically change the area as all of these people move into the area.

Anonymous
5 months ago

is still wayyy better than Mana’s Design!!!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

“Very mundane design for location with high visibility”

Well, we did have hope that you would design and build something in this area, but you disappointed us and the MELO Group didn’t.

Anonymous
5 months ago

“mundane” was the ugly parking lot where this building sits now!!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Look, I’m just grumpy, okay?..

Anonymous
5 months ago

You are right. But the design is still boring.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I agree with you. Or we can’t stand with our opinions???
They people hold the monopoly on truth, Art and design.

Anonymous
5 months ago

“They people?”

Is that “ebonics” language?

Anonymous
5 months ago

No! That’s transgender lingo .. his/him
She/her they/ theirs .. etc !! You have no idea how confusing is that !! 🧐

Anonymous
5 months ago

“You have no idea how confusing is that ”

Wtf?