Built in 1926, and located at the corner of Main Highway and Charles Street, The Coconut Grove Playhouse opened 90 years ago on January 1, 1927, with a D.W. Griffith production of Satan of Sorrows that was attended by over 1,500 people. The building was originally named the Coconut Grove Theatre.
The Coconut Grove Theatre was built by Miami locals Irving J. Thomas and Fin L. Pierce as movie theater for the Paramount Enterprises Chain and the largest in Miami. The theater was designed by architect Richard Kiehnel of Kiehnel and Elliot to resemble a Spanish Rococo Palace in the style of Mediterranean Revival. The building originally had seven stores on the ground level, ten offices on the second floor and the third floor were apartments. It had the latest Wurlitzer pipe organ and had a very modern amenity at the time - air conditioning.
Before the theater opened, Irving J. Thomas and Fin L. Pierce sold the building to Paramount Enterprises and the theater thrived until the Great Depression of the 1930s hit and attendance dropped significantly. The Coconut Grove Theatre eventually closed in the mid-1930s until it was used to train Air Force Navigators during World War II.Read More
A pink black tiled house located at 5860 North Bay Road on Miami Beach is set to be demolished on January 19, 2016. The house was once owned by notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar who purchased the house on March 21, 1980 for $765,500.
The 7,336 square foot house was built in 1948 and has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms on a lot size of 33,041 square feet. A 2,061 square foot addition was added to the house in 1992.Read More
Brickell Flatiron continues to rise to its final height of 736 feet as the luxury condominium is expected to top off next week December 15th after breaking ground March 2016.
When we looked at the project last month, the building was on the 62nd floor and a video was made showing a finished unit in the building.
Brickell Flatiron is being developed by CMC Group and designed by Luis Revuelta and is expected to be completed Summer 2019.
Previous construction photos and video of Brickell Flatiron since the beginning of construction can be viewed here.
Brickell Flatiron November Construction Progress Video
Brickell Flatiron has reached the 62nd floor of construction and is only 2 floors away from top off.
Cladding has begun on the outside of the parking levels.
Developed by CMC Group Brickell Flatiron is expected to be completed Summer 2019.
Previous construction photos of Brickell Flatiron can be viewed here.