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Worldcenter Submits Block D Changes For UDRB Review

Worldcenter Submits Block D Changes For UDRB Review

Miami Worldcenter’s developers are asking for permission to modify the design for Block D.

The block is currently under construction, but exterior finishes will be refined, including artwork and other facade changes.

Berlin artist Franz Ackermann has been chosen to install artwork on the east facade of the block, facing the metromover system. Ackermann will maintain the work for a period of five years

The  south and east facades are now proposed to have an integrated projected panel system, while the north and west facades will have an extended artistic metal fin system.

The Urban Development Review Board is scheduled to review the proposal on January 17.

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

needs real trees, enough palms…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes! And those ugly palms they have in there, going to look like another barn, concrete Miami plaza. Give us some shade trees!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

*barren 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous

Impressive project.. love the color.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s too bad about the blank wall requiring something like a mural, although it can’t be helped when Metromover running along the street limits any interaction. Still, kudos to Worldcenter for commissioning an A-list artist, unlike the all the recent Related crap.

aceraroja
aceraroja

It can be helped. It could be offices or apartments facing the mover. It’s not the monstrously loud and dark JMZ tracks in Brooklyn, it’s a quiet, bright little concrete monorail.

This project will be nicer than what we have but it’s still mostly one giant parking lot with some highrises stabbed into it.

I remember years back when they had a charette for Park West and it looked incredible. European. The reality is of course the same visible car-storage wads of stucco as ever. Just like the theory vs reality of Miami21. Tragic.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yawn

Anonymous
Anonymous

So it’s looking like there’s only ground floor retail and the rest is just massive parking podiums? I thought there were two levels of retail.

Anonymous
Anonymous

they watered down the design.

Anonymous
Anonymous

So when are they going to start on the other towers.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Will there be upgrades to either of the adjacent Metromover stations by Worldcenter or the county like was done with BCC?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes to both

Anonymous
Anonymous

Very nice. Smart move to go from closed mall concept to open air mixed-use.

Oscar
Oscar

It is me or is does this project keep getting watered down? At least they’re actually building something, I suppose, but I remember seeing those first renderings 10+ years ago and thinking this would be the new heart of our city. Now, it’s just a glorified Shops at Midtown — better than what was once there and hopefully a catalyst for more development, but nothing more.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, more storage facilities for automobiles!

Anonymous
Anonymous

When there going to build the other towers?

Anonymous
Anonymous

This mural is going to literally be sandwiched between the mover, Paramount, and Marina Blue across the street. Forget about it even seeing the sunlight lol These renderings should show how barely visible this is going to be.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Horribly dumbed down from previous designs. This will never compete with retail at BCC, Lincoln Road, Design District, Wynwood, and even Flagler Street and Baysaide as they are redeveloped.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Refined, aka value engineered?

Anonymous
Anonymous

You see the ADDITION of a mural designed by a world-renowned artist as value engineering?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, Stucco with Paint is as cheap of a finish you can get on a building.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s a panel system and a metal fin system…. Read the article before you complain….

MIALocal
MIALocal

I want to see this station after a year. Every one of the movers stations are neglected, landscaping is dead or barely even there anymore, murals and artwork are faded and painted over, and especially in this area, it will be just another homeless camp. Its gorgeous in a rendering, but actually looking at the details of this watered down project are just embarrassing.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You do realize that before this project there was nothing… so stop it with the criticizing.