Brickell Avenue

TBT - This Was Brickell In 1967 - Before & After

Brickell In 1967 (Photo via Allen Morris Co.)

Brickell Today In 2014

TBT (August 28, 2014) - The photo on the top right is what Brickell used to look like in 5 years ago in 2014. Since that time in the same view, Panorama Tower has been built and 1010 Brickell has been built in the parking garage at the bottom. The current spot where the photo is taken is where Brickell Flatiron is currently being completed.

Brickell has changed dramatically since the photo in the top left was taken in 1967. What was once a barren area filled with small houses and low rise apartment buildings has changed into a growing metropolis with many high rises. 

The building on 1000 Brickell remains today, but was once one of the tallest buildings in Brickell and is now dwarfed by the buildings surrounding it. Brickell Key was still just an overgrown island that would not see development until the 1970's and the Four Ambassadors building was just opened. 

800 Brickell Office Building Sold For $126M

800 Brickell Office Tower

The 15 story office tower, 800 Brickell, has just sold for $126 million, according to The Daily Business Review.

The building was purchased by Gatsby Enterprise and sold by RREEF America. RREEF America purchased the building for $111.6 million in May 2015.

800 Brickell was built in 1981 and featured in an episode of Miami Vice.

TBT - Brickell City Centre - Day & Night Photos Part 2

TBT (April 9, 2015) - Four years ago Brickell City Centre was under construction with all three towers, Rise, Reach and the East Hotel all topped off at this point. 8 cranes were surrounding the building and would eventually be completed in the Fall of 2016.

Brickell City Centre will be expanding just North of the current site with a 54 story tower and a 62 story tower. Construction is expected to start in 2020.

In September 2014, we previewed our first set of Brickell City Centre Day & Night photos and since our last overall update in January the project can be visible for miles in all directions around the city. 

All three towers have topped out and most of the windows have been installed with work being done to add the balcony enclosures. 

The project is still on pace to be completed by the end of 2015.

For progression photos of Brickell City Centre click here.

Reach Brickell City Centre

Hotel East

Rise Brickell City Centre

Brickell City Centre

TBT - The Progression Of Brickell City Centre In Photos

TBT (February 17, 2015) - The photos below show the progression of Brickell City Centre and the Brickell area starting in 2012 until 2015. Brickell City Centre was eventually completed by the end of 2016, changing the Brickell skyline.

Over the course of three years, the landscape of Brickell has changed dramatically with the rise of Brickell City Centre by Swire Properties. On what was once mostly vacant land now sits three tall towers over three city blocks - with more growth on the way. 

In the photos below, you can get a glimpse of the construction of Brickell City Centre from a Southwest view with RISE and REACH Brickell City Centre seen very prominently. 

Photos of Brickell City Centre progression from South Miami Ave. can be seen here.

Photos of Brickell City Centre progression from the 8th. St. Metromover can be seen 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.

868 Feet Above Miami - Views From The Top Of Panorama Tower

North View From Panorama Tower

North View From Panorama Tower

Since topping off in April 2017, Panorama Tower is getting closer to opening in Brickell.

Work is still continuing on the residential portion of the building and also the Hyatt Centric Hotel, which will occupy floors 3 - 18. The amenities deck will be located on the 19th floor that overlooks Brickell Bay Drive on the East side with views of Biscayne Bay. The West side of the amenities deck overlooks Brickell Avenue and has views of the city. The 19th floor amenities deck features one of the largest pools in Miami. 

At 85 stories and 868 feet, Panorama Tower is the tallest building on the Eastern Seaboard South of New York City. As the building grew taller, we showed views from the 57th floor, the 67th floor, and finally the views from the top as the building topped off.

As Panorama Tower inches towards completion we once again show the views below from 868 feet as the building soars over Brickell and offers incredible views of the city.

Previous construction photos of Panorama Tower can be viewed here.

Views From the Top of Panorama Tower

Building Exterior and 19th Floor Amenities Deck