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TBT - Porsche Design Tower Close To Topping Out - On 57th Floor

Porsche Design Tower

Porsche Design Tower

TBT (August 24, 2015) - 4 years ago the Porsche Design Tower was on the 57th floor of construction and was close to topping off at 60 stories. The building located in Sunny Isles Beach eventually was completed in October 2016. Currently under construction next to the Porsche Design Tower is the Turnberry Ocean Club Residences which is close to topping off.

The Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach is currently on the 57th floor of the 60 story tower. When we last looked at the project they were 19 floors away from topping out. 

The Dezer Development project features a robotic parking elevator for each unit in the building. This allows the owner to park their car in their living room.

The building is expected to open by first quarter 2016.

Construction photos from October 2014 can be seen here.

Eighty Seven Park Construction Photos

Eighty Seven Park in Surfside

Eighty Seven Park in Surfside

The 18 story Renzo Piano designed Eighty Seven Park in Surfside continues to progress since we last looked in May.

The glass around the large balconies have been installed on the 2nd through 10th floors and the ground level amenities deck continues to take shape.

Construction began early 2018 before topping off in October 2018.

Previous construction photos of Eighty Seven Park can be viewed here.

Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach Construction Photos

Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach

Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach

The 52 story Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach is getting closer to completion since topping off in November 2018.

Since we last looked at the project in May, the last crane has been removed from the building and the glass has been completed installed.

The building is being developed by Fortune International Group and Château Group.

Previous construction photos of the Ritz-Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach can be viewed here.

TBT - A Closer Look At Sou Fujimoto's Palm Court In The Design District

Palm Court Under Construction In The Design District

Palm Court Under Construction In The Design District

TBT (August 19, 2014) - Palm Court was still under construction in the transforming Design District before eventually opening in December 2014. The Design District eventually expanded to include Paradise Plaza, which opened in May 2018.

Since we last looked at the Design District expansion, the area has progressed rapidly, especially Palm Court.

Part of the new development in the Design District is the addition of the Paseo Ponti walkway which will connect all the retail and restaurants between 38th St. to 42nd St. At the southern most tip of the Paseo Ponti walkway is the Palm Court. 

Palm Court will be a mixed used retail area that is highlighted by a two floor glass structure designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. The blue glass structure was inspired by waterfalls and Miami's rain. The glass fins will go from the rooftop all the way down to the courtyard floor and is visually stunning to look at. 

Along the the glass "waterfall," the centerpiece of Palm Court will be Buckminster Fuller's 24 foot "Fly's Eye Dome." The glass dome will sit atop a round opening that will lead people to the underground parking below all the retail shops.

On the second level of Palm Court will be a 5,000 square foot event space designed by Aranda/Lasch that will have folding hardwood doors to create an indoor/outdoor environment. 

Palm Court is expected to be completed by the end of 2014/early 2015.

Brickell Flatiron Nearly Completed

Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron

The 64 story Brickell Flatiron is putting the final touches on the building as temporary certificate of occupancy should be issued soon.

The foundation pour started on the building in January 2017 and started going vertical February 2017. In August 2018 the building reached the 49th floor before finally topping off in February of this year.

Previous construction photos of Brickell Flatiron can be viewed here.

The Estates at Acqualina North Tower Going Vertical

The Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach

The Estates at Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach

The Estates at Acqualina North Tower had its foundation pour July 12th and the building is set to go vertical.

The South Tower started going vertical in February of this year and recently had the first glass installed on the building last month.

The South Tower is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and the North Tower six months later.

Previous construction photos of The Estates at Acqualina can be viewed here.

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.