Demolition

A Look At The Cocowalk Demolition

 Cocowalk Demolition

Cocowalk Demolition

Demolition on the Eastern side of Cocowalk began in May of this year and the three stories are getting close to being completely gone.

On the third level was a Hooters Restaurant that was abandoned for several years, and a Duffy's Sport Grill that was recently gutted in April. 

A Class A 5 story office building with 73,000 square feet will rise in its place with construction to be completed by the end of 2019.

The main rotunda at Cocowalk where there is currently a Starbucks is expected to be demolished by the end of the Summer to make way for an open courtyard.

A Look At The Soon To Be Demolished Main Rotunda At Cocowalk

 Main Rotunda At Cocowalk

Main Rotunda At Cocowalk

The Eastern portion of Cocowalk has begun demolition, where there used to be a Duffys Sport Grill and an abandoned Hooters Restaurant, to make way for a new 5 story class a office called One Cocowalk. The main rotunda, where the second level held a Fat Tuesdays is closed off and will eventually be demolished to create an open courtyard.

Cocowalk was purchased for $87.5 million in May 2015. The new Cocowalk was designed by Beame Architectural Partnership and Foreseer.

Demolition Begins On Eastern Side Of Cocowalk

 One Cocowalk Location

One Cocowalk Location

Demolition has begun on the second phase of the Cocowalk redevelopment in Coconut Grove. 

The first phase of the redevelopment started earlier this year on the Western portion of Cocowalk where Chili's and The Cheesecake Factory used to be. The interior gutting of Duffy's Sports Grill and Hooters Restaurant began last month before the Eastern portion officially comes down.

The Eastern side of Cocowalk will be replaced with One Cocowalk, which will be a 5 story Class A office building with ground level retail, 4 stories of office space, 250 underground parking spaces and a rooftop terrace all totaling 73,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be finished by the end of 2019.

Eventually the main rotunda, where there used to be a Fat Tuesday's and where there is a Starbucks, will be demolished to create an open courtyard. 

Cocowalk was purchased in May 2015 for $87.5 million.

Duffy's Sports Grill In Cocowalk Under Demolition

 Duffy's In Cocowalk Under Demolition

Duffy's In Cocowalk Under Demolition

Demolition is underway at the Duffy's Sports Grill in Coconut Grove at Cocowalk.

Duffy's first opened in the Fall of 2013 as a popular place to watch sporting events in Central Grove before finally closing at the beginning of 2018. 

In its place will be One Cocowalk, which will be a 5 story Class A office building with 73,000 square feet. There will be four levels of office space, ground floor retail and a rooftop terrace. 

Construction has also started on the Western portion of the new revamped Cocowalk.

Cocowalk was purchased in May 2015 for $87.5 million.

Inside The Abandoned Babylon Apartments

 Unit at Babylon Apartments

Unit at Babylon Apartments

The Babylon Apartments in Brickell located 240 SE 14th Street was approved to be demolished earlier this year and demolition has started as the building has been fenced off.

Built in 1982 and with only 15 apartments, the Babylon Apartments were designed by Arquitectonica as a 5 story building with a folded ziggurat façade. Over the years, the single family homes surrounding the building have been demolished and replaced with high rise condominiums. Plans have not been revealed, but once the Babylon Apartments are demolished another high rise building will most likely rise in its place.

Below are photos and a video of the inside of Babylon Apartments before it was demolished.

 

Inside The Apartments

Demolition Begins At OKO Group's 830 Brickell Site

 Demolition at 830 Brickell

Demolition at 830 Brickell

Demolition has begun on the Latin American Kitchen building at the 830 Brickell site at 830 SE 1st Ave in Brickell.

830 Brickell is owned by OKO Group where they plan on building a 712 foot luxury condo.

The Chicken Kitchen, also on the site, is still open for business.

Coconut Grove Bank Nearly Demolished

 Coconut Grove Bank Almost Demolished

Coconut Grove Bank Almost Demolished

After starting demolition in August, the Coconut Grove Bank is nearly gone. It will be replaced by a new 20 story tower called One Park Grove.

A new Coconut Grove Bank, now called Grove Bank & Trust, was completed this Spring and located beside the old building.