Aria on the Bay Construction Reaches 11th Floor Pedestal, is Apparently 70% Sold
Construction at Melo Group’s Aria on the Bay has reached the top of the building’s 11-floor pedestal, and will increase in speed to approximately one new floor a week, according to the developer. The gargantuan 648–unit building will continue at that pace for the next 48 weeks to reach its full 53 floors in height. That means in about a year the hole which Aria is filling in the row of condo towers known as the ‘Margaret Pace Park wall’ will be gone. Niente. Nein. Meanwhile the building itself is over 70% sold “with units under hard contract,” at prices averaging $550 a square foot, according to the developer. Designed by Arquitectonica, the tower is basically the nicest thing Melo has ever built. (I once called it “Melo’s least hideous tower yet.”) Top off is expected in April 2017, with completion before the end of next year.