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.

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.

Brickell Flatiron Close To Top Off - Photos & Videos

 Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron has reached the 62nd floor of construction and is only 2 floors away from top off.

Last month in October, construction was on the 57th floor and a year ago, construction just reached the 17th floor.

Cladding has begun on the outside of the parking levels.

Developed by CMC Group Brickell Flatiron is expected to be completed Summer 2019.

Previous construction photos of Brickell Flatiron can be viewed here.

October Construction Progress Video

Video Inside Finished Unit

Maizon at Brickell Tops Off

 Maizon at Brickell Topped Off

Maizon at Brickell Topped Off

The 24 story Maizon at Brickell has topped off after starting to go vertical at the beginning of the year.

Developed by ZOM Living, Maizon at Brickell will have 262 rental units and is expected to be completed in 2019.

Previous construction photos of Maizon at Brickell can be viewed here.

TBT - Echo Brickell To Begin Construction This Week

 Echo Brickell Site

Echo Brickell Site

TBT (October 28, 2014) - 4 years ago this week, construction started on the 57 story Echo Brickell. The building eventually topped off in January 2017 before being completed in November 2017. Construction photos of Echo Brickell can be viewed here.

Starting construction this week will be the super luxury Echo Brickell located at 1451 Brickell Avenue. Demolition began a few weeks ago on the sales center that was located on the site.

The 57 story condo will have 180 residential units and will overlook Biscayne Bay and Brickell.

The project is being developed by jointly by Property Markets Group and JDS Development Group and was designed by architect Carlos Ott. Interiors are being done by YOO Studio.

Recently the developers received a $124 million construction loan for the project.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2017.

TBT - One Final Look - A Photo Tour Of Tobacco Road

 The Famous Neon Tobacco Road Sign

The Famous Neon Tobacco Road Sign

Our first TBT piece was originally posted October 27, 2014, two days after the final call of the oldest bar in Miami - Tobacco Road. Since the closing and demolition of Tobacco Road, it has been announced that the Tobacco Road lot will be part of the Brickell City Centre expansion, which will include a 54 story condo at 570 feet and another 62 story condo across the street at 654 feet.

On the morning of October 26, Tobacco Road had its final last call and turned off the famous neon sign for the final time in its 102 year old location. 

The building has been around since 1912 and has been a bakery, burlesque club, gay club, gambling den and of course a place for live music. Tobacco Road was the only place in Miami where lawyers, politicians and doctors could drink next to bikers, vagrants and drug dealers. 

Tobacco Road was hurting for business the last few years with the construction of Brickell City Centre surrounding the bar and after having the property bought for $12.5 million in 2012 by developer Carlos Mattos. 

The new owner is trying to raise money through Kickstarter to move across the lot to a new location and save the historical items in the bar.

Click here for a video of Tobacco Road and here for a more comprehensive story of the bar.

Tobacco Road Photos