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Two 60-story towers due on river

Written by on March 11, 2015
Two 60-story towers due on river

Dual 60-story residential towers with a waterfall are proposed for choice riverfront land in the shadow of Miami Avenue Bridge.

During the city’s last building boom, three condo towers rose on a block on the north side of the Miami River in the Central Business District: The Ivy, Wind and Mint.

This latest proposal, as yet unnamed, is planned to fill in the vacant lot hugged by the existing three towers.

Details of the ambitious project were revealed Monday at a committee of the Miami River Commission. Committee members spoke favorably of the project and made suggestions to improve the riverwalk but took no formal vote.

The two towers are to rise taller than the existing towers. The new buildings will be connected at the top and bottom, with open space in the middle.

An earlier project planned for the site included one bulkier residential tower. The new proposal includes two slender towers joined in an L-shape by a podium about five stories tall, according to Iris Escarra, an attorney for the developer. Kar Miami MRP LLC is listed as the owner.

Ms. Escarra said they were excited to learn recently that the riverwalk can be extended beneath the bridge and connect with the existing riverwalk east of the bridge. She said the developer is willing to improve that part of the riverwalk, beyond an extra wide and lushly landscaped portion in front of the proposed dual towers.

The design of the towers has them facing the river. A large waterfall would be built on the front portion of the podium levels.

“The water feature falls from the building,” Ms. Escarra said.

Plans call for 406 residences, 20 lodging units, about 30,000 square feet of commercial space and parking for 520 vehicles.

10 Responses to Two 60-story towers due on river

  1. DC Copeland

    March 11, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Something different. Go for it! Nimbies and Bob “I never saw a piece of land that wasn’t historically significant” Carr be dammed!

  2. Susie

    March 11, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I love that we are finally getting some quality in the downtown Brickell area..this building is gorgeous! water and city views! amazing!

  3. Jayne

    March 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I will definitely look to buy in this building, love the whole Urban downtown vibe on the water. This building is stunning!

    • Kyle McDaniel

      March 17, 2015 at 3:24 pm


      And to others interested in this project , I will have first priority access to this development and inventory available to relay to you.

      If you want to be kept in the loop and be notified when Reservations are available , shoot me an email and I will be happy to keep you updated.

      This project will be the next talk of the town.


    March 12, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Not saying is not nice, but really! Do we need another condo going up in or around downtown? Isn’t that area already crowded enough?

    • Michael

      March 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      How is it crowded Victor? There isn’t enough sidewalk space?

    • Gregory

      March 14, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      You fail to understand what crowded is.

      • Michael

        March 15, 2015 at 3:17 am

        No, you don’t understand the concept of “crowding,” Gregory. There is a difference between crowding and density. Density is a measure of units per area. “Crowding” is a situation of having too many units in the area. If people are able to walk on the street without bumping into each other and there is sufficient living space per person, then there is no crowding.

        • Gregory

          March 22, 2015 at 10:21 pm

          Clearly Michael you’re insecure and fail to understand that my comment was addressed to the user above you.

          • Michael

            March 23, 2015 at 2:50 pm

            That isn’t how it appeared Gregory. It would helpful in the future to name the individual to whom you reply.