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Old March 19th, 2014, 02:46 AM   #1
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MIAMI | 500 Alton Tower | 168m | 550ft | 50 fl | Cancelled

Plans for a tall highrise in Miami Beach have been scrapped due to objections raised by the NIMBY Mayor.

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The Plans For 500 Alton This Time Include A Tower & A Lake



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500-600-700 Alton/SoBe Park/The Wave/the land of endless megaproject proposals by Crescent Heights and its king/the head if the company Russell Galbut, has had plans for yet another megaproject unveiled today. Presenting the latest design, by Perkins + Will, which will include a 50-story tower, a park, and a lake. Yes, apparently what South Beach needs is a lake.

Details are coming to light today, as Galbut gives presentations at the Related Group's South Beach sales center (apparently the Related Companies, and perhaps the Related Group too, are involved) but so far we know that the lake has something to do with counteracting South Beach's flooding, and the tower gives South Beach an entrance feature that's a whole lot classier than a dirt lot, abandoned hospital, and the hideousness that is 5th & Alton, which is basically the entrance we have now.



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http://www.exmiami.org/index.php/500...ject-proposed/
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Old March 19th, 2014, 03:20 AM   #2
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Yeah a lake does seem kind of weird.
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Yeah a lake does seem kind of weird.
It's just what Miami Beach has always needed: a water feature!
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Old March 19th, 2014, 03:39 AM   #4
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Interesting tower. I like the faceted design.
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I guess they wisely lifted the height restriction, because the only place Miami Beach can go now is up.
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I Can't wait for this thing to be built.
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great facade. This will definitely stand out.
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Sharp design! Possibly the most interesting project I have seen in Miami yet.
It looks quite similar to Reforma 201, a proposed skyscraper in Mexico City.
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Just as quickly as this tower was revealed to harsh criticisms and Miami Beach's NIMBY realities, it has now been cancelled: http://therealdeal.com/miami/blog/20...h-condo-tower/

Russell Galbut scraps proposal for 50-story South Beach tower

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Developer Russell Galbut is giving up on his plan to build a 50-story condo tower and adjacent three-acre public park at the entrance to South Beach, after Miami Beach’s mayor refused to entertain alternative proposals for a slightly shorter tower, The Real Deal has learned.

Galbut, the managing principal of Crescent Heights, told TRD on Wednesday that he is moving forward “immediately” on an already-entitled project in the 600 block of Alton Road, with 445 rental apartments and 60,000 square feet of commercial space. As for the 500 block, where he proposed co-developing the tallest tower in South Beach with Related Group, Galbut said he is now considering a “more subdued park” and “smaller tower.”

Galbut decided to abandon plans for the 50-story tower after Mayor Philip Levine blocked his proposal and declined to consider shorter alternatives. Levine told Galbut the project was incompatible with city zoning regulations, including height restrictions that allow only a seven-story building of up to 75 feet.

Stupid NIMBY Mayor!
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