Planned 50+ story Riverwalk Tower to change Tampa's skyline

Posted at 4:14 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 16:54:01-04

TAMPA, Fla — Tampa's downtown is about to get a new front door.

A 50 plus story mixed-use-tower will be built along the Riverwalk on property located on Ashley Drive once slated for Tampa's Trump Tower that fell through in 2006.

'Riverwalk Place' would be the tallest tower, not just in Tampa, but along Florida's West Coast.

The tower is a collaboration of Feldman Equities, Two Roads Development and Gensler Architecture.

"This is the tower and along its base is going to be no less than five restaurants," said Larry Feldman of Feldman Equities.

The tower will contain 240 units with a $600,000 starting price.

The penthouse will cost millions.

The three-sided architectural design conjures the movement of a sailboat on the water, with water views you can't match.

It also includes office space on the bottom.

“We wanted a project that would compete with the best buildings in Shanghai, London, or New York and we wanted something that would be truly iconic," Feldman added.

Gensler, the architectural firm, has built towers in Shanghai, China.

'Riverwalk Place' will begin taking reservations for units in 60 days.

It is expected to cost about $400 million to build.