May 30th, 2019 (last updated)
More than 20 years ago, residential skyscrapers started sprouting up in Brickell and downtown Miami, slowly replacing low-rising condo and apartment buildings, older hotels and retail buildings.
Today, Miami boasts the third tallest skyline in the U.S., trailing only New York City and Chicago with over 300 high-rises.
Fueled by demand from wealthy South American buyers and the city’s emergence as a financial hub for Latin America, Miami has become the city for developers and architects to show off their latest designs and mega-projects.
At least 10 more projects have plans to be built in Miami over 800 feet, according to data from the Skyscraper Center. Here’s a look at the tallest towers proposed for the Magic City’s skyline.
MiamiCentral I – 1,120 feet
At 80 floors and 1,120 feet, MiamiCentral I could be the tallest building in Miami for quite some time.
Florida East Coast Industries, the parent company of VirginTrains USA, plans to build the skyscraper next to its train station at Virgin MiamiCentral.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is designing the tower, which was first proposed in 2014. The initial plans called for a mix of residential, hotel and office space.
One Bayfront Plaza – 1,049 feet
Tibor Hollo recently built the tallest residential building in South Florida with Panorama Tower at 85 stories and 862 feet tall.
Now the longtime Miami developer wants to go even higher. Hollo’s Florida East Coast Realty has plans to build One Bayfront Plaza at 100 South Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. The 92-story, 1,049-foot tall building will also include over 1.4 million square feet of Class A office and hotel space.
One Brickell City Centre – 1,040 feet
Swire Properties plans to build the vertical equivalent of the first phase of the $1 billion Brickell City Centre.
One Brickell City Centre, a planned 80-story, 1,040-foot tower, would rise at 700 Brickell Avenue. Arquitectonica is the architect. Swire has said it will launch the project after it sells out at Reach and Rise, two condo towers built in the first phase of the development.
300 Biscayne – 1,049-feet
PMG, along with Greybrook Realty Partners, S2 Development and Hilton, are planning the 98-story luxury hotel and condo tower at 300 Biscayne Boulevard
PMG announced the Waldorf Astoria brand for the 1,049-foot tower in September. The skyscraper, designed by Sieger Suarez Architects as a stack of glass cubes, will include a 140-key hotel and about 400 condo units.
The development will mark the first in Miami for Waldorf Astoria, which is owned by Hilton Worldwide Holdings. PMG acquired the downtown Miami property for $80 million in 2014, and built X Miami, a rental tower, next to the site.
ITC Miami – 988 feet
ITC Miami, the World Trade Center of the Americas, is a proposed 77-story mixed-use tower on the site of the Holiday Inn in downtown Miami. Previously released plans included 400 residential units, 240 hotel rooms, 270,000 square feet of retail space, 246,000 square feet of office space and parking for 516 cars.
Arquitectonica designed the 935-foot skyscraper, which was approved by the city of Miami. The property sold in 2016 to Kawa Capital Management for $42.5 million.
“18” by Karam Group – 960 feet
The Karam Group has proposed redeveloping a property at 10 Southwest Eighth Street in Brickell into a 78-story, 392-unit mixed-use tower.
As planned, the site could have 392 condos, 66,618 square feet of retail space on four floors, 464 parking spaces and bicycle parking. The building was designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, and secured FAA approval for 960 feet of height.
The property is currently home to a Burger King-anchored shopping strip near Brickell City Centre.
2nd & 2nd Tower – 898 feet
AVR Realty is planning a 1.5-million-square-foot residential and hotel high-rise at 200 Southeast Second Avenue in downtown Miami. The development would include 637 residential units, 266 hotel rooms, about 9,200 square feet of retail space, 553 parking spaces, and 8,600 square feet of green space.
Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates is designing the 898-foot tall building.
The tower would replace a downtown Miami Courtyard Marriott.
Okan Tower – 988 feet
Billionaire Turkish developer Bekir Okan wants to construct a 70-story hotel and condo tower in downtown Miami.
The 389-unit development will also include a 294-room Hilton-branded hotel, 64,000 square feet of Class A office space and a restaurant on the 67th floor.
Prices range from $318,500 for condo-hotel units to $1.9 million and up for a duplex penthouse.
One Brickell Tower – 859 feet
Related Group has ambitious plans for the property at 444 Brickell Avenue, where Capital Grille is currently operating.
One Brickell Tower, at 859 feet tall, would be built in its place with 1,200 condos, a five-star hotel with about 200 rooms and convention space, and at least 200,000 square feet of office and retail space. The project would have three towers designed by Arquitectonica.