Wave-Shaped 54-Story Miami River Tower Now Rising Out Of The Ground (Photos)

The first 54-story Miami River tower is rising out of the ground, and its wavy architecture can now be seen for the first time, new photos by Ryan RC Rea show.

The Miami River phase 1 tower itself is planned to top off with a permanent height of 640 feet above ground, making it the only tower to surpass the 600-foot mark this far west in Miami.

The first phase of Miami River will have 632 apartments, retail space, and a promenade on the river that will be open to the public.

Eventually, there will be multiple phases, with a total of 1,678 residential units, 330 hotel rooms, 196,882-square-feet of retail space, and 98,040-square-feet of office space.

Kobi Karp is the architect.

 

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)

 




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Anonymous
1 month ago

wow , skyscrapers popping up everywhere in miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just drive through worldcenter it feels like the whole city is under construction…because it is!

Melo, a true giga chad
1 month ago

They is so true. Cant think of any other city going through a change of this magnitude in the US

Anonymous
1 month ago

Walk by here daily and the pace is relentless. Connecting the riverwalk will be nothing short of transformational along with a redevelopment of Jose Marti Park over the next few years this area will be unrecognizable. When I asked a white hat on site about the project he said 4 towers in 8 years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The seawall is very close to full completion

Anonymoose
1 month ago

This one and Una Residences and eventually the St Regis Residences are going to do so much to extend the skyline.

Anonymoose
1 month ago

Also forgot the JDS + SHoP towers.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

awesome addition, lets start phase 2 too

Anonymous
1 month ago

I can’t say it likes wave-shaped, but looks to be a beautiful tower. At least they started with the best one, and not that twisting box.

myname
1 month ago

actually me likey the twisty box

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

It is beautiful, but reminds me too much of some of those towers in Edgewater

Anonymous
1 month ago

Holy sh!t that was fast (like your mama)

Vincent
1 month ago

It’s time to abolish the height limit over Brickell and Downtown Miami. There should be an effort to change the flight paths with the FAA so as to allow for taller buildings.

Pat
1 month ago

no there shouldn’t.
The airport was designed for efficiency a long time ago. Miami is a much better place because of MIA.
#1 in International Cargo and #2 in International Passengers.

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

It would be a plus if it was possible to alter the runways without costing capacity so that the go more through Coral Gables and Edgewater instead of the city center though.

Westchester Kid
1 month ago

As much of a fan as I am of taller buildings I have to agree with Pat on this on MIA is an economic engine for the city and one can’t really expect a change in flight paths just for taller towers. What we can hope for is some great looking iconic towers and more density instead. I’ve always wondered why development hasn’t reached down the US1 corridor. Places like link @ Douglas show that taller towers can be built outside of Brickell

MM305
1 month ago

There’s a youtube video that discusses how towers over 1000 ft tall are inefficient, and there is a break-even point where the extra height becomes more a technological hindrance in engineering despite the added wealth and density. Three 800 ft towers make more sense than a burj khalifa in Miami. BTW a downtown skyline filled with 800 ft towers that organically exist thanks to the critical mass of a thriving city is far more impressive than a Middle East Las Vegas constructed impetuously as a show of oil money.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well said on all points!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“There’s a youtube video that discusses how towers over 1000 ft tall are inefficient”

“despite the added wealth and density”

wtf?

MM305
1 month ago

You left out the middle part of the sentence which reveals the WTF information. The amount of construction material needed for counterbalancing and stabilizing the swaying of the building in the wind is very expensive. Also elevator shafts become a heavy expense as well. Past a certain height, those structural elements make the cost of the building outrageous. For example, it may cost 1 billion dollars to build a building 120 stories, but it only costs 500 million to build a skyscraper of 80 stories. You’re doubling the cost for the extra 40 stories instead of just building another 80-story building which would yielded 40 extra floors of space in two buildings for the same price as one.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fine. Good logic. What’s the explanation for flat roofs that lack imagination?

Lenny
1 month ago

Developers don’t get “bonus points” for building inefficient space.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. we’re all baffled by his saying “despite the added wealth and density” so he must write some kind of BS explanation to clarify himself.

MM305
1 month ago

what has you triggered?

MM305
1 month ago

I don’t know why my last comment needed moderation… It’s because of the expenses from the extra materials and engineering that is required to counterbalance and stabilize the swaying of the building, as well as the elevator shafts. Past a certain height the costs become outrageous. For example, you may be able to build a 120-story building for 1Billion, and an 80-story building for 500 million. two 80-story buildings for 1Billion would yield 40 more floors of space for the same price.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, maybe zoning to protect established and desirable single-family neighborhoods, while facilitating mid-rise development in the transition areas like along SW 3rd Avenue and Coral Way, and high-rise development in designated urban centers?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not again please!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m probably the minority but from DT Miami to MIA is about five miles and airplanes travel on average 250 mph so you’re looking at probably a 2-3 min trip from MIA to DT Miami. You could turn DT Miami into a no-fly zone, and allow the flight paths to stay above the Dolphin Expwy. And the diagonal runway doesn’t pass by DT at all. Either way DT does deserve much taller towers, IMHO!!!

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly.

Bob
1 month ago

This building is being built pretty quick .

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now if they could only start bulldozing all the junk in Little Havana at the same pace.

Anonymous
1 month ago

By “junk,” you mean all the beautiful prewar single-family and apartment houses for more boxes that are two-fifths parking pedestals with hideous murals? No thanks. With more gentrification, historic designation and restoration, and transfer of air rights so taller buildings can be built in the urban core, it would be a better course of action. A Metrorail extension west would be nice, too. Keep taller buildings along Flagler Street and Calle 8. Haphazard upzoning makes zoning pointless, and if you want the city to be like Houston. Bleh…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you!!! I’m so tired of people try to change little havana!

Lenny
1 month ago

Stop with the “pre-war” nomenclature. That isn’t a Miami thing no matter how often you say it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami was built and a thriving metropolis that existed for decades before some guy with a flat military cap. Fact not fiction, LOL.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Little Havana is disgusting. You’re trying to make it seem like a historic neighborhood full of owners who take care of their properties. In reality, it’s exactly the opposite. Sure, there’s a few historic houses here and there, but the vast majority of it should be replaced to make better use of the prime location.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I believe Litle Havana east of 12th Ave, as well as The Roads should be rezoned to allow for high-rise multifamily buildings, not necessarily as high as DT Miami, Brickell, and Edgewater, but more in the mid-range of height (200′ – 500′).

It’s fitting enough that DT, Brickell, and Edgewater are building condos and skyscrapers left and right but there needs to be high density housing east of 12th Ave just to balance out what will be impending growth for the city and eventually the region in the near future.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Obviously, you’ve never walked or driven through such areas. You bring up Edgewater, which is the poster child of what neighborhoods shouldn’t be–vertical suburbia with blocks of parking garages subservient to cereal box condo towers exclusively along the bay.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
“cereal box condo towers”

The “Dunce Cap Architect” has given us his assessment again!

Ana
1 month ago

You sir, you get it, 200 ft high is plenty, and yea that’s all Little Havana needs

Anonymous
1 month ago

Of course there are an abundance of absentee landlords, but tearing everything down for something inferior is foolish and contrary to good urban planning practices.

Scala
1 month ago

What about the Riverside center across of it. Will ever be constructed ? I hope we could finally walk by the riverside

Anonymous
1 month ago

Still don’t know which of the towers is going up

Volvoshine
1 month ago

The one on the right

Pat
1 month ago

Check out picture #4. You can see that it is the tower closest to Jose Marti Community Center and I-95. Its the western most tower.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s also somebody who has a Smart Phone.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^^still running around with your quarters looking for a payphone?

Se me paró
1 month ago

Then it’s not the wavy looking tower. We won’t know for sure till it’s a dozen floors higher than the pedestal

Rio
1 month ago

I had no idea there was another Publix right there.

Melo is sigma and Chad
1 month ago

theyre four in Brickell

Anonymous
1 month ago

There are 3 in Brickell.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’ll be interesting to see how publix eventually develops that property based on the air rights…probably a mixed use development like the one next to Mary brickell it’s just a matter of time now with all this happening next door. They’ll need much more space to accomodate the exponential increase in foot traffic I’ll bet (and hope) they start something withing 3 years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Does Publix own this store? I was under the impression that grocery stores usually lease their spaces.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Publix tends to own many of the shopping centers of which they are the main anchor.

Lenny
1 month ago

Generally. That’s true.
Publix has a very thoughtful RE Department….especially as it relates to their urban properties.

Miami born '77
1 month ago

I live a block from the river anyone wants to buy my house for 5 million?