SkyRise Miami

Construction Begins At SkyRise Miami - Soon To Be Tallest Building In Miami

SkyRise Miami Construction

SkyRise Miami Construction

Construction has started at SkyRise Miami in Bayfront Park that will rise 1,000 feet and surpass Panorama Tower as the tallest building in Miami.

Skyrise Miami is being developed by Berkowitz Development Group and designed by Arquitectonica.

When completed, the tower will have an indoor drop tower style ride at 95 mph, 5 observation decks, a 55-mph base-jumping experience, a zero-gravity tunnel, a transparent slide, a transparent deck at 866 feet and a skywalk at 908 feet.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

General Growth Properties Hires Zyscovich Architects To Redesign Bayside Marketplace

Redesign of Bayside Marketplace (Image via Zyscovich Architects)

General Growth Properties has hired Zyscovich Architects to redesign the aging Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami. 

The renovation will include the retail and waterfront areas, along with adding two new levels of parking. SkyRise Miami will also be built next to the Bayside Marina.

Bayside Marketplace recently received a $250 million mortgage that will be used towards the renovations and expansion.

Bayside Marketplace Renovations To Start Early 2015

Bayside Marketplace

According to Miami Today, Bayside Marketplace will undergo the first phase of renovations in early 2015 that will take eight months.

In August, voters approved to extend the lease for 99 years and require that Bayside Marketplace spend up to $35 million on renovations on the aging outdoor mall. Included in the agreement was the go ahead to allow SkyRise Miami to be built on land next to the Marina.

SkyRise Miami Releases Lobby Renderings

SkyRise Miami Lobby Rendering

SkyRise Miami Lobby Rendering

Since getting voter approval in August, SkyRise Miami has released renderings of the lobby/entrance of the observation tower.

The renderings designed by Blitstein Design Associates show a red wavy ceiling with a separate entrance and lobby for VIP. 

SkyRise Miami Gets Voter Approval

SkyRise Miami Rendering

SkyRise Miami Rendering

After the votes on Tuesday, voters have approved the go ahead for SkyRise Miami on the edge of Bayside Marketplace.

As part of the votes, developer Jeff Berkowitz must pay the city of Miami $10 million as part of the long term lease agreement. 

SkyRise Miami will have an observation deck, restaurants, ballroom, nightclub and a sky plunge ride and drop.

Construction is expected to be completed by 2018.

SkyRise Miami Receives Commissioner Approval But Heads For Voter Referendum

SkyRise Miami Rendering

After starting preliminary construction to beat a June 12 deadline that would enable SkyRise Miami to build to 990 feet, Miami Commissioners approved a deal that would allow the structure to be built. 

However, there will be an August 26 referendum that give the people the right to vote on the project.

SkyRise developer Jeff Berkowitz will pay the city of Miami $1 million in rent for use of the space and parking. 

SkyRise Miami is expected to be completed in 2017.

SkyRise Miami Construction Photos

SkyRise Miami Construction

SkyRise Miami Construction

Last week construction started on SkyRise Miami, which began in order to beat a June 12 deadline that would enable them to build to 990 feet. 

However, a referendum will still need to be approved by voters that would be held in either August or November.

ExMiami reports that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $2 million in state funding for the project.

Below are construction photos thus far.