CLIENT NEWS: River Tower Tops Off At 54 Stories, Becoming Miami’s Westernmost 600 Footer

August 21, 2023

Chetrit Group’s first 54-story tower at The River District in Brickell has topped off, becoming the westernmost 600-foot tower in Miami.

A top off ceremony was held at the Miami River Tower Phase 1 construction site yesterday, according to engineer JALRW.

It took just 14 months from the start of vertical construction to top off. A foundation pour took place in June 2022.

Other foundation pours that took place that same month included the 53-story Miami World Tower (already topped off), Legacy Miami Worldcenter, and Caoba Miami Worlecenter phase 2.

According to an FAA approval letter issued in 2021, the tallest permanent point planned at Miami River Tower Phase 1 is 640 feet above ground, or 645 feet above sea level. Temporary construction cranes are approved at 760 feet above ground.

The newly topped off tower will have 632 apartments. The first phase under construction also includes retail space, and a riverfront promenade open to the public.

There are multiple other phases planned at the development, which is known as The River District. Eventually, Chetrit plans to build 4 million square feet of new development on the property. That includes about 1,600 residences, Class A office space, and 30,000 square feet of retail.

David Grutman of Groot Hospitality is partnering at The River District to provide restaurant and nightlife venues.

Kobi Karp is the architect. G.T. McDonald is the contractor.

Published August 17, 2023 on

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