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Giant 'R'-Shaped Observation Tower Planned For Bayside Pier

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Holy Mother Of Fricken Crap. Challenging, but not quite beating Brickell CityCentre's planned supertall tower for supremacy, mega-mall developer Jeff Berkowitz has submitted plans to the City of Miami for an observation tower called "Skyrise Miami" according to exMiami. (no not this) that would be located on an existing pier behind the Hard Rock Cafe at Bayside Marketplace and would rise to 1,000 feet above sea level. (the FAA has already approved)

The swooping Arquitectonica-designed tower resembles a giant crowbar or the 'R' in 'Rise' and will include three observation decks with what seem to be uninterrupted views of Downtown, Brickell, and Miami Beach. The exposed structure gives the tower a rather industrial aesthetic which might read quite nicely against the Port of Miami backdrop. More imporantly, the entire development would provide a terminus for the Bayfront Park boardwalk and encourage people to activate the entirety of the waterfront. Additional amenities include a restaurant, nightclub, private lounge, ballroom, movie theatre, and some vague amenities/amusement rides only known as "Skyplunge" and "Skyrise Drop." Whatever your opinion, it's hard to argue with the fact that Miami has been longing for a new landmark building. Could this be it?
—Margina Demmer

·Berkowitz Plans 1000-Foot SkyRise Miami Observation Deck [exMiami]
· SkyRise Miami [Skyscraper City]

Bayside Marketplace

401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida