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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.

Updated Construction Photos Of Collins Park Hotel In Miami Beach

Collins Park Hotel Construction

Collins Park Hotel Construction

Construction is progressing on the six buildings built between 1938 and 1953 at the 1.65 acre Collins Park Hotel since we last looked at the project in April 2018.

The façades of the buildings are being restored, including one building that was burned by a fire in 2007. All of the roofs will be connected, with three rooftop pools, four bars, a signature restaurant with 296 hotel rooms.

Historical photos and photos from February 2017 can be viewed here.

Collins Park Hotel Construction Photos

 Collins Park Hotel Construction

 Collins Park Hotel Construction

When we looked at Collins Park Hotel in February 2017, the buildings had been gutted and only the outer shell had remained for the new construction. 

Collins Park Hotel consists of six buildings that were built between 1938 and 1953 on 1.65 acres of land at 2000 Park Avenue in Miami Beach. The hotel will have 296 rooms and have all of the rooftops connected. 

Collins Park Hotel is being developed by Chetrit Group and Kobi Karp is the project architect.

A Look Inside The Fairwind Hotel Construction

Fairwind Hotel Miami Beach

Fairwind Hotel Miami Beach

The Fairwind Hotel is getting closer to completion, but no timetable has been set for the opening.

The 28,5000 square foot lot and three buildings were purchased for $14.5 million in 2012 by The Chetrit Group and renovations began in the Fall of 2014. The new designs by Shulman + Associates has the restoration of the existing three buildings and a new five story building at the rear of the property. There will be a swimming pool on the roof of the new building, plus a courtyard with a water fountain at the front. An underground bar, 15 feet below sea level will open in the bottom of the new building. 

The original two structures were built in 1936 by architect L. Murray Dixon and the third building was later built in 1955.

Previous construction photos of the Fairwind Hotel can be viewed here.

Construction At Collins Park Hotel

Construction At Collins Park Hotel

After getting approval in 2012 and securing a $55 million construction loan in 2015, construction has started at Collins Park Hotel in Miami Beach. 

Located at 2000 Park Ave, Collins Park Hotel is being developed by Chetrit Group, who are also developing the Fairwind Hotel and the massive Miami River complex in Brickell. Collins Park Hotel was designed by architect Kobi Karp, who also designed the Miami River complex project.

The six buildings sitting on 1.65 acres of land, was built between 1938 and 1953. The buildings will be restored and turned into a hotel complex with 296 rooms. All the roofs will be connected, will have three pools, four bars and a signature restaurant. 

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A Look At The Fairwind Hotel Construction

Fairwind Hotel Renovation

Fairwind Hotel Renovation

Progress is being made at the Fairwind Hotel on Miami Beach since we last looked in April of this year. 

The newly built guest room blocks at the rear of the site have topped out and will include a rooftop amenity deck. 

The restoration of the original Fairwind Building built by architect L. Murray Dixon in 1936 is taking shape, considering two years ago it was just an empty shell.

The property was purchased by The Chetrit Group for $14.5 million in 2012 and was designed by Shulman + Associates.

Fairwind Hotel Construction Updates

Construction on the Fairwind Hotel

The Fairwind Hotel is still under construction on Miami Beach since we first looked in October 2014. The hotel located at 1000 Collins Avenue, was purchased in July 2012 by the Chetrit Group for $14.5 million. 

This is what the Fairwind Hotel looked like in 1980 and 2014.