On what is the site of the Icon Brickell used to be the Sheraton Brickell Bay Hotel. The 18 story hotel was completed in 1981 and was located on the South bank of the Miami River in Brickell. In what proved to be the start of the construction boom in Miami in the 2000's, Related Group purchased the hotel in December 2004 for $94 million. On November 20, 2005 the hotel was demolished and construction began on the Icon Brickell, which forever changed the Miami skyline.
Video of the Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel Implosion