Florida High-Rise and Skyscraper News --

2007: March - February - January

2006: October -- November -- December

February 2007, St. Petersburg-- Grand Bohemian Hotel & Residences Appoints Coldwell Banker - The Condo Store as Broker

August 2006, Tampa--Skypoint making progress.

February 2006 -- Grady Pridgen announces new plans for Bayway Lofts. The new design, the third, has the same number of units (350 condos) and height (29 stories at 371 feet)as the previous plans, but the site has been expanded and a second tower added.

Lights on Tampa -- This weekend January 7, 2006, internationally known artists light up various Tampa Buildings and Landmarks.

JMC Communities and The Sembler Company announce the sales center will open soon for Ovation, which is located at 70 Beach Drive NE, downtown St. Petersburg. The building will be 26-stories with 40 condo units.

January 2006 -- Cameron Kuhn announced plans for River Watch at City Centre in Orlando. The project will be a 33-story mixed-used residential condomunium and hotel space, with some retail and commercial office space.

Lights on Tampa -- This weekend January 7, 2006, internationally known artists light up various Tampa Buildings and Landmarks.
University of Tampa, Lights on Tampa 2006, Tampa

October 2005, the Adam's Mark Hotel (link includes video of implosion) - on Clearwater Beach is razed to make room for a new high-rise development.

March 2004, Tampa - Four Seasons Residences and the Whiting and Ashley Tower

Two new residential towers are planned for downtown Tampa. The Tampa Downtown Invest Ltd.'s building, the Four Seasons Residences (pictured below) at 51-stories with 472-units, would be the tallest skyscraper in Tampa at 630 feet. The Whiting and Ashley tower, yet to be named (1-10-05 Trump Tower Tampa), would be 50-stories with 213-condminium units standing 593 feet along the Hillsborough River.

Four Seasons Residences, Tampa


February 2004, Miami - Carbonell on Brickell Key

Swire Properties recently broke ground on the Carbonell, a 284-unit, 40-story condominium. The project is estimated to be completed by March 2005. Swire recently completed the 34-story Courts Brickell Key condominium in 2003.

18 January 2004 - Bal Harbour, Harbour House North

Harbour House North of Bal Harbour was razed after standing for 42 years. The 15-story apartment building opened in 1962 at 10295 Collins Av, at the northern point of Bal Harbour adjacent to Haulover Inlet. It will be replaced by One Bal Harbour, a new luxury 26-story high-rise hotel-condominum planned for the site.

10 January 2004, Tampa --  Channelside District

The Towers of Channelside, a proposed $93 million high-rise residential project in downtown Tampa that will consist of two 30-story condominium towers with 260 units on 2.8 acres near 415 S. 12th St. The price per unit range is $275,000 to $375,000. The project calls for street-level retail and commercial space, and a 60-foot waterfall. Project completion 2005/2006. CGH Architects (Curts Gaines Hall Architects Planners, Inc.) is the design company behind the project. CGH Architects recently designed the completed 25-story $96 million Belize at Cape Marco condominium by WCI Communities and Kraft Construction on Marco Island.


5 January 2004, Saint Petersburg

Harbourage Marina Village [Harbourage Marina Village news links] at 1100 Third Street South

Wedding, Stephenson & Ibarguen have proposed to build a $40 million mixed-use project south of downtown St. Petersburg. The project would include a 14-story condominium building with 55 units ranging in price from $430,000 to over $1 million. They plan for shops at street level, and the project includes waterfront access with marina. The project is expected to be completed winter 2005. Some aspects of the project resemble those of the redevelopment of Dadeland area in Miami.

Orlando, 8 December 2003

The Plaza at Church Street and Orange Avenue (aka, The Jaymont block)

 Cameron Kuhn announced plans for a $140 million mixed-use development known as The Plaza that will include three condo and office towers, with shops and restaurants, 12- screen movie theater, and a parking garage. The project will include two office towers and a condo tower rising 26-stories with 242 residential units. The project name is PremiereTrade Plaza and is underconstruction in 2005.

Tower News for Saint Petersburg, Septemeber 2003


Three new high-rises in the works for downtown St. Petersburg. Parkshore Plaza, [Parkshore Plaza news links] 29-stories expects to breakground December 2003, and with plans for a second tower. The third tower Bayway Lofts [Bayway Lofts news links] is expected to be 42-stories. No date for groundbreaking as of September 2003. All three towers are condominium buildings.



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