SLS Lux Tops Off At 58 Stories – Here Is A Preview
The 58-story SLS Lux has topped off on schedule and to celebrate, the folks over at Related Group invited us for a construction tour to preview the project. We were able to go up to the 55th floor for a candid tour of the views and then to some of the lower floors to have a peek at the finishes and the layouts.
We started in the construction elevator, which offered a thorough preview of the views from each floor. From this vantage point, I was also pleased to see that the views were turning out true to the renderings shown on the sales material with the deep and curved terraces overlooking the city and bay.
When we reached the top, the support beams were still installed for reinforcement and we were able to see the views from all around while discussing the project with Carlos Rosso, President of Related Group’s Condo Division and Allen Morris, CEO of the Allen Morris Company and co-developer of the project. We learned that it takes over 500 workers to construct the project and they expect completion around this time next year.
The project has been a big success for both developers, with only a handful of apartments remaining priced at around $1,100/square foot (the remaining opportunities are all penthouses). The penthouses include upgraded kitchens, 2 assigned parking spaces, 12 foot ceilings and summer kitchens in addition to the standard features.
Rosso joked that he is planning to surround Stephen Owen’s “fort” (Brickell City Centre), once One Brickell is ultimately launched. That project is on hold for now but they hope to relaunch it in 2017 after seeing the success of Aston Martin Residences and Tibor Hollo’s planned ultra-luxury tower at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive.
Morris reminisced of his beginnings in Brickell, back when his company built the first office tower, 1000 Brickell Avenue. He enjoyed being a part of the transformation of the neighborhood into what it is today and I have to say that I agree – even though my time here only dates back to 2008.
Here is a sample of the views:
Next we went down to preview some of the apartments and condo/hotel suites. There are 450 units in SLS Lux as well as 78 condo hotel suites. The bathrooms and kitchens were being installed already, so there was a lot of dust but here was the view from the condo hotel suites.
Afterward we walked through the amenities and lobby area. The ground floor restaurant, Katsuya is beginning its $22 million finish out. On the amenity deck, the form sets for the swimming pools were being poured and then the rock climbing wall, tennis courts and outdoor theater will go in. All in all, SLS Lux is shaping up to be a fine addition to our skyline. It will be exciting to see it this time next year once all of the dust has settled and everything is shiny and new!