Demolition Begins At Smart Brickell Site

 Smart Brickell Rendering

Smart Brickell Rendering

Demolition has started on the three tower Smart Brickell Tower in West Brickell located at 229 SW 9th Street.

Currently being demolished are low rise apartment buildings and a house that were built between 1925 and 1972.

Habitat Group purchased the 1.23 acre site in June 2017 for $21.6 million.

Smart Brickell will have 170 condos, 150 hotel rooms and 30,000 square feet of retail space, including a spa, sky bar and café.

Groundbreaking is expected early 2019 with completion in 2020.

Art Plaza East Tower Tops Off

Art Plaza Under Construction

After reaching the 33rd floor two weeks ago, the Art Plaza East Tower has topped off at 34 floors. The West Tower is on pace to top off by the end of the year.

Art Plaza started going vertical in April of this year and has topped off very quickly as with other Melo Group projects.

With 667 rental units, construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

Previous construction photos of Art Plaza can be viewed here.

TBT - Glass 120 Ocean Close To Topping Out

 Glass 120 Ocean In The South of Fifth District

Glass 120 Ocean In The South of Fifth District

TBT (October 29, 2014) - 4 years ago the 18 story Glass, developed by Terra Group, was about to top off in South Beach. After beginning construction in August 2013, the Rene Gonzalez designed building eventually opened in November 2015.

The last time we checked in on Terra Group's Glass 120 Ocean project they were starting to put on the 11th floor. Now they are working on the 17th floor of the 18 floor condo. 

Residents will be able to see views of the ocean, Miami and South Beach.

Construction is expected to be completed by early 2015.

Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach Tops Off At 52 Stories

 Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach

Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach

The under construction Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach has topped off at 52 stories.

Construction started June 2016 and is being developed by Fortune International Group and Château Group. Construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

Previous construction photos of the Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach can be viewed here.

Palazzo Della Luna Construction Updates

 Palazzo Della Luna Construction

Palazzo Della Luna Construction

After topping off in March, construction continues at Palazzo Della Luna on the exclusive Fisher Island.

Construction started in early 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2019.

Palazzo Della Luna was designed by Kobi Karp and developed by JDS Development.

Indigo Hotel Brickell Construction Photos

 Indigo Hotel Brickell

Indigo Hotel Brickell

Three years after breaking ground, the 24 story Indigo Hotel Brickell is still under construction.

With 230 hotel rooms, the building topped off in January 2017. The hotel is being developed by HES Group and Sunview Companies.

Previous Indigo Hotel Brickell construction photos can be viewed here.

TBT - Photos Of Tobacco Road Miami Before Demolition

 Inside Tobacco Road Before Demolition

Inside Tobacco Road Before Demolition

TBT (November 18, 2014) - After the final call and closing of Tobacco Road on October 25, 2014 after 102 years, demolition of the inside of the building began shortly after. Many of the memorabilia in the bar, including the neon sign, dade county pine wood used on the bar, many of the posters and signs were saved before the building eventually was torn down.

On October 25, 2014, Tobacco Road had its final last call and closed its location at 626 South Miami Avenue for good after 102 years. 

Shortly after, employees began removing items from the bar such as framed photos, the 40 foot bar and the famous neon sign into storage. 

General Manager of Tobacco Road, Joel Rivera, is trying to relocate Tobacco Road across the lot into a new space, but needs $50,000 to do this. Rivera and employees are trying to raise the money through kickstarter and have only December 2 to do this. Any money donated will help save Tobacco Road and keep the memories going in a new location.

Below are photos of Tobacco Road before demolition began and after items were removed from the bar.

For photos of the bar during operation click here. For a video look of Tobacco Road click here.