Will Skyrise Miami Be Snapped Together With Prefabricated Pieces?

SkyRise recently applied for a construction permit to build a recreational tower in downtown Miami – but one person who claims to have worked on the project says the design has been radically changed.

The claim comes from someone who wrote anonymously in The Next Miami’s comments section yesterday, saying he worked for a subcontractor on the project.

Instead of the original design, the project will be built with prefabricated modular sections that will be brought in by barge and lifted into place, he said. Mammoet of the Netherlands will handle it.

The installation will be very costly, and an impressive engineering feat, he added. A construction permit estimates the cost of building at $200 million.

As for the subcontractor – his job was completely value engineered out of the project altogether.

Skyrise has approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to be built at 1,049 feet, taller than any other downtown Miami that currently exists.

 

Here’s the comment in full:

The piles were driven last year and that was the only activity on the site. As a sub that worked with the GC on multiple VE exercise and had our original scope reduced to nothing, i can tell you when its finally completed, the final product will look nothing like the renderings. All of the sections are modular and will be built offsite and brought in on a barge and lifted into place. Its a very costly installation process but a very impressive engineering feat being handled by Mammot who is one of the most reputable lifting and hoisting company’s in the world

 

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POLO

Next Miami, how can you write an article based on someone who wrote anonymously in the Next Miami comment section yesterday? Why not do the research first to find out the validity of the comment, and then report to us if their is any truth to the comment.

Anonymous

Well, if this anonymous person is lying, then I think the developer should refute this claim.

Anonymous

Totally agree with you POLO. The same person claimed that piles had been set in place, but no piles have been delivered to the site. That it intself would discredit his entire post.

Anonymous

Funny thing is while you banter about process, the person’s claims will be easily verifiable when complete. Perhaps Next Miami is simply waiting for that :-). Don’t blame the messenger just cause he/she is anonymous. That is what allows lots of truth to come out…if folks had to bare their names all the time you would learn far less. Does that mean you have to suffer some untruths in the process, sure. But in a situation like this where it will be borne out in front of your eyes, there is little reason to believe the person stated what he said just by dreaming it up. Not like he resides in the WH or something.

Anonymous

Hey.. I had a perfect phone call…..

– Donald Trump

Anonymous

“Read the transcripts”

Anonymous

Correct polo. Or, TNM can check their archives for the video I posted (originally created in 2014) that shows the plan was ALWAYS to build the floors off-site.
To me, the most amazing part of Skyrise is that the engineers are building a permanent crane tower that will lift prefabricated floors up from barges and then lock them into place.

Anonymous

Will they use Shore Power!?

Anonymous

“ the final product will look nothing like the renderings”
It’s ok, we’re used to that in Miami.

Anonymous

Looking at YOU Paraiso Bay!

Anonymous

Another Plaza Project. LOL

Anonymous

I can only hope it doesn’t look anything like that awkward looking design in the rendering.

Anonymous

So how will it look then?

Anonymous

Someone said a Sombrero.

Paul

That was me but I don’t have insider information, I’m just a cynic. I was referring to South of the Border, a roadside attraction on I95 on the border of South and North Carolina.

Anonymous

Right…how can you say something but then have absolutely nothing to follow it up with

Reality

It will look like a climate ribbon. I have proof.

Anonymous

Don’t think we can rely on a anonymous comment section for what this will ultimately look like. Perhaps, investigate what is in public record and what construction permit was pulled – then report.

William

This structure is a perfect barge opportunity for offsite dev. That mam company is super impressive to boot. If this turns out to be true.. Then TNM will get a feather in the sombrero.. if not.. then well. Your right. They should have verified before reporting… 🙂

Anonymous

What!?!? I saw Berkowitz on a stage more than 4 years ago talking about how they were going to construct most everything on a floor off site and then lift them off the barges, using the building as its own crane, and fastening the floors into place. This is by no means a change of plans.

How the hell else to you build one of the tallest structures in Florida with such a small envelope.

Anonymous

What about the guy in the comments section who said “Miami Winning!”? Lets discuss…

Anonymous

That’s a Parrot who was taught how to peck only those keys on the keyboard.

Anonymous

How you know is a guy? It could be a lady!

Anonymous

In fact, the Miami Winning poster could be yourself.

Anonymous

For the most part what anonymous is stating is true. I wouldn’t say the renderings are a huge departure from the design as the main structure and curve will probably be the same, but the modular process of construction and being built from a remote location and barged in was the original plan. As someone who was associated with this project at one time, its been plagued with budget problems from the start. As i recall just about all of the architectural elements that complimented the structure were all but eliminated to save money. I can also tell you that both Plaza and Arquitectonica should be praised for what they went through trying to keep up with the owners changes. It is a fact that a number of the larger and prominent general contractors in the nation looked at the project and bailed out due to its complexity. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and hopefully Plaza can enhance their portfolio coming off 1000 Museum which was another very complex project.

Anonymous

…and the world is flat. Just like your head.

Anonymous

…also like your mom’s chest

Realtalk Reilly

Okay thanks, I’ll look forward to reading tomorrow’s article about your anonymous comment.

Anonymous

So they do read the comments…

Anonymous

Of course they do and they delete any comments that use the “m” word that rhymes with digit when describing Mana. Trust me I know, it has happened to me a number of times.

Anonymous

Is one BIG GIANT MONEY CLIP!! LMAO!!

Anonymous

It looks awesome

Anonymous

How are they planning on getting back a 200 milllion dollar investment with that tower?

Anonymous

Return on investment? ummmm, Miami Winning!!!!

Anonymous

This thing will never get built

Anonymous

I really really REALLY!!!.. hope you’re right.

It’s not that I’m against the concept of this tower.. that I don’t have a problem with.. I just hate the design of it.

Anonymous

Print this story cause it may not last!

Anonymous

If you need further proof this won’t happen, look no further!

Anonymous

Hope this prefab construction stays in one piece unlike the FIU prefab bridge. Heartbreaking.

Anonymous

Who cares just build it!!

Anonymous

Agree – just build it.
…and build the large destination resort casino.

Anonymous

…and also build a Break Dance Hall of Fame.