Babylon Apartments Safe From Demolition, For Now

Babylon Apartments

Babylon Apartments

Located at 240 SE 14th St in Brickell, the Babylon Apartments was built in 1982 and was Miami architect firm Arquitectonica's first building. 

The building's unique design and façade helped make the structure stand out among the surrounding houses and apartments at the time. The Babylon Apartments are now dwarfed by neighboring high rises, but still add character to Brickell. 

The owner of the building, Francisco “Paco” Martinez Celeiro has been trying to receive demolition permits from the city in order to building a taller building on the site. 

Miami's preservation board has voted to consider the Babylon Apartments as a protected historic landmark despite not being older than 50 years. This has prevented immediate demolition of the building until a more detailed study can be assessed.