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Old Posted Jul 6, 2018, 10:10 AM
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MIAMI | Miami Wave | 550 FT | FLOORS (Hotel + Observation Wheel)

Miami Wave Proposed With Hotel, 550-Foot Observation Wheel




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A $400 million hotel and observation wheel called Miami Wave is being proposed to fill the FEC slip in downtown Miami.

MiamiEye Development LLC has hired a lobbyist to push the plan, according to Biscayne Times.

The observation wheel would rise 550 feet. The hotel at the base would follow a design patented by Miami resident Haskel Mayer, who is also a partner in the company proposing the plan.

There may also be space for two museums in the project, Haskell told the paper.

The FEC slip is nine acres, and has been used to dock boats since the 1890s. City officials are now considering an RFP to lease the space for marina purposes, but say development there isn’t being considered.
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Old Posted Jul 6, 2018, 12:11 PM
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I hope this monstrosity is dead on arrival. What a joke.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2018, 4:24 AM
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Miami needs some kind of landmark. Right now I cna't think of anything it has that would be memorable. This could be the one.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2018, 1:52 PM
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Would have about a 0% chance of getting permits. They would have to fill in an inlet killing who knows how many endangered coral species. Just dredging the Port of Miami to make it a little deeper took like 20 years of permits and studies.

Just a little fantasy project that get proposed from time to time. They always seem to be proposed on land that someone else owns.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 7:26 PM
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Well, bad news then.

However, Miami still needs an icon, a tourist attraction that would draw folks to the downtown to play. When you think of Miami City, the Freedom tower just isn't enough. Most people won't remember that, it has to be something bigger and more prominent. Right now I think most tourists think of Miami Beach when they think Miami. Honestly the city is doing a bad job of building attractions in their downtown core. I'd like to see the potential of the city being realized, given its weather, nearby beaches, location and large tourist numbers. Also, the skyline is rather bland for a major world tourst city. Frankly, it needs some wow. An observation wheel or tower would go a long way in providing a focal point. Other than that, more downtown redevelopment, lively shopping streets, etc would help the city. I'm disappointed with the Flagler Street area, it's rather boring and should be tarted up/gentrfied to attract more folks and wealthy tourists away from the beach. I would create a pedestrian mall out of Flagler street and turn it into a bustling retail destination. There is some architectural charm in the area that remains.
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