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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.

830 Brickell Approved By Urban Development Review Board

830 Brickell Rendering

830 Brickell Rendering

The under construction 50 story 830 Brickell located at 830 SE 1st Avenue has been approved by the Urban Development Review Board.

Developed by OKO Group and designed by Adrian Smith of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, 830 Brickell will have 490,000 square feet of office space, 15,000 square feet of retail and an indoor/outdoor restaurant on level 53.

WeWork will occupy 10 floors in the building.

Brickell Flatiron Getting Closer To Completion

Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron

The 64 story Brickell Flatiron is getting closer to completion since both cranes have been removed from the building showing the curves on the East side.

A year ago, construction reached the 42nd floor, and the building topped off in February.

The Luis Revuelta designed tower is scheduled to open this Summer.

Previous construction photos of Brickell Flatiron 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 - Brickell City Centre - On The Rise (Video)

TBT - Brickell City Centre - On The Rise (Video)

A look at Brickell City Centre, which is scheduled to open at the end of 2015. Brickell City Centre looks drastically different when compared to the photos and video taken over 14 months ago. 

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Crane Removed At Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron Construction

Brickell Flatiron Construction

The first crane at the 64 story Brickell Flatiron was removed at the end of March and now the second crane has been taken down this past week giving a clean look at the building.

A year ago, construction reached the 42nd floor before eventually topping off in February of this year.

Brickell Flatiron is expected to be completed Summer 2019.

Previous construction photos of Brickell Flatiron can be viewed here.