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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.

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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Construction Begins At SkyRise Miami - Soon To Be Tallest Building In Miami

SkyRise Miami Construction

SkyRise Miami Construction

Construction has started at SkyRise Miami in Bayfront Park that will rise 1,000 feet and surpass Panorama Tower as the tallest building in Miami.

Skyrise Miami is being developed by Berkowitz Development Group and designed by Arquitectonica.

When completed, the tower will have an indoor drop tower style ride at 95 mph, 5 observation decks, a 55-mph base-jumping experience, a zero-gravity tunnel, a transparent slide, a transparent deck at 866 feet and a skywalk at 908 feet.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

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.

The pool deck and front entrance are under construction while most of the glass has been installed on the building.

The Arquitectonica designed building is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

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

Elysee Reaches 34th Floor Of Construction

Elysee Construction

Elysee Construction

The 57 story Elysee in Edgewater has reached the 34th floor of construction as it gets closer to top off. Construction has reached the point in the building where it now extends further out and will extend further out once it reaches the 45th floor.

Elysee started going vertical June 2018 and should top off before the end of the year.

The parking garage also continues to get taller since it started going vertical in March.

Previous construction photos of Elysee can be viewed here.

TBT - Construction On the 8th Street Metromover Station

8th St. Metromover Station

TBT (April 24, 2015) - Construction was underway at the 8th Street Metromover station at Brickell City Centre 4 years ago in 2015. The station originally closed in August 2014 for one year. The completed station is now named Brickell City Centre Station and people can enter the mall at the stop.

Since announcing that the 8th St. metro mover station would close for one year back in August 2014, construction is moving along. 

When the metromover station is complete, riders will have the option to continue along or get off at the station that will lead directly into Brickell City Centre. 

Swire is paying the cost for the renovations and working directly with Miami-Dade County Transit on the station. 

A video of the metromover along the Brickell Loop can be seen here. 

Brickell City Centre transformation photos from the 8th St. metromover station before closing can be seen here.