Demolition

TBT - Future Site Of Aria On The Bay

Site Of Aria on the Bay

Site Of Aria on the Bay

TBT (August 29, 2014) - Before the 53 story Aria on the Bay was built in Edgewater, a 6 story apartment complex was on the site that was eventually torn down. Demolition began on the building September 2014. Aria on the Bay was eventually completed in May 2018.

Aria on the Bay will be located in the emerging Arts & Entertainment district of Miami at 1770 North Bayshore Drive.

Developed by Melo Group and designed by Arquitectonica, Aria on the Bay will be a 53 story tower with 647 residential units. 40,000 square feet will be offered for retail, commercial and office space. The building will offer views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and Margaret Pace Park is right in front. 

Currently the tenants of the previous buildings have been evacuated, but demolition has not yet started on the old apartment buildings. Homeless have been living in the evacuated apartments. 

According to exMiami, construction will not begin until February 2015 and construction is expected to be completed by 2016.

Babylon Apartments Site Approved To Go 24 Stories

Babylon Apartments Demolished

Babylon Apartments Demolished

After the 5 story Babylon Apartments was demolished at the beginning of July, The Miami City Commissioners voted last week to allow a new building up to 24 stories on the site.

Despite the building being designated historic by Miami’s Preservation Board in July 2016, Miami Commissioners overruled the vote.

The apartment building, designed by Arquitectonica, sat abandoned for many years before being demolished.

TBT - Aerial Over the Old Miami Herald Building (Video)

Miami Herald Building Off Of Biscayne Bay

Miami Herald Building Off Of Biscayne Bay

TBT (July 22, 2014) - 5 years ago demolition began on the old Miami Herald building next to Biscayne Bay.

Built in 1963, the building was finally demolished in March 2015.

After starting demolition on the Miami Herald building in late April 2014, Genting has been slow to demolish the building. 

Genting had plans to build a mega resort on the site, with casinos, hotels, condo and retail, but have not been able to get state approval for a casino.

Below is a video of the Miami Herald Building.

TBT - Buildings & Houses Demolished At Miami River Site

The Pleasure Emporium Demolished

The Pleasure Emporium Demolished

TBT (July 6, 2015) - 4 years ago, the buildings that were located along the Miami River in Brickell were demolished to make way for 4 60 story towers called Miami River. The project is to be developed by Chetrit Group and designed by Kobi Karp.

The site is still vacant today.

After receiving approval from the Urban Development Review Board, demolition has begun at the Miami River site located just East of I-95 and along the Miami River.

The buildings on the site that were demolished include the Pleasure Emporium III, Sir Speedy and several single family homes. Currently Finnegan's on the River and a few boating stores remain on the site closest to the river and should be demolished soon. 

The Miami River site is part of the transformation of West Brickell and will be built in five phases of construction. 

Renderings of the project can be seen here.

Babylon Apartments In Brickell Demolished

Babylon Apartments Brickell Demolished

Babylon Apartments Brickell Demolished

The 5 story Babylon Apartments in Brickell is being demolished after sitting abandoned for 4 years and years of trying to save the structure.

The Arquitectonica designed building was built in 1982 and held 15 apartments.

Photos and a video of inside the abandoned Babylon Apartments before demolition can be viewed here.

Arquitectonica's Babylon Apartments Set To Be Demolished Before July

Babylon Apartments

The 5 story Babylon Apartments, built in 1982 by design firm Arquitectonica is set to be demolished before July, according to The Biscayne Times.

The building was designated as historic in July 2016 by Miami’s Preservation Board, but Miami City Commissioners overruled the vote by 4-1 to have it demolished in January 2018.

On June 13th, City Commissioners will decide whether the zoning for the site can be increased to 24 stories instead of the current 12 stories.

A video of inside the Babylon Apartments and exterior photos of the building can be viewed here.

TBT - Inside The Abandoned House At 622 South Miami Avenue

622 South Miami Avenue House

TBT (March 26, 2015) - This house built in 1920 was located behind Tobacco Road and was used as a rental. After Tobacco Road was demolished in November 2014, this house was torn down soon afterwards in the Spring of 2015. Soon to rise in this spot will be the Brickell City Centre expansion where a 54 story and 62 story condo will be built.

Located at 622 South Miami Avenue, this house was built in 1920 next to Tobacco Road, when the bar was only eight years old. The house is 1,389 square feet and was built 10 years after the original building it's associated with, which is currently used as a frame store. 

The building and land was purchased in March 2014 by Columbian developer Carlos Mattos who also purchased Tobacco Road. 

The house was used as rental units until it was cleared out last October and finally was torn down at the beginning of 2015. 

The surrounding buildings including River Oyster Bar and Restaurant are expected to be demolished later this year.