MIAMI | 37 SW 1st St (Liquid Lofts) | 866 FT | 76 FLOORS

866-Foot Downtown Miami Tower Called Liquid Lofts In The Planning Stage

Architect Charles Sieger could be planning a residential tower in downtown Miami.

Earlier this month, an application was submitted to the feds to build an 866-foot tower called Liquid Lofts. It would be located at 37 SW 1st Street, on what is currently a parking garage. The applicant could not be determined.

The current owner of the property is a company controlled by Michael Werner.

Records show that Sieger Suarez registered several websites in December 2013, including, and other related domains. In the same month, a Florida corporation called Liquidlofts, LLC was formed, which lists Sieger as the sole manager.

The property is adjacent to the downtown Macy’s, which sold to New York’s Aetna Realty Group in 2013 and has been in play as a potential site for a new courthouse.

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Liquid Lofts has received approval for a building height of 866 feet above ground from the Federal Aviation Administration.

It is the second time the FAA has approved the height of the building. An identical height was approved in 2015, but approval expired in 2018.

Law firm Greenberg Traurig represented the applicant. The FAA took about 16 months to approve, with the application submitted in June 2018.

If built, the 76-story tower will essentially match the height of Miami’s tallest building, Panorama Tower. Liquid Lofts will top off at 866 feet above ground, and 875 feet above sea level. By Comparison, Panorama is 868 feet above ground, or 876 feet above sea level.

The project has been proposed to include 482 residential units and 314 parking spaces, to be designed and developed by Charles Sieger of Sieger Suarez architects.

No construction permits are pending. A listing on the Loopnet website earlier this year showed that the property had been listed for sale, but the listing was removed over the summer.

Here is a timeline of the Liquid Lofts proposal so far:

March 2015 – Liquid Lofts revealed by The Next Miami to be in the planning stages with an 866-foot tower
July 2015 – Proposal submitted to Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board with a request for a zoning change
August 2015 – FAA approves Liquid Lofts height of 866 feet above ground
April 2016 – UDRB reviews plans, send to Planning Director
July 2016 – Planning Department approves plans
June 2018 – Height resubmitted to FAA after expiration of previous approval
February 2019 – Property appears to be listed for sale on Loopnet. It was removed in July
October 2019 – FAA approves height, again