Biscayne Bay

TBT - Regatta Park Set To Open Soon

Regatta Park in Coconut Grove

Regatta Park in Coconut Grove

TBT (September 10, 2015) - 4 years ago, Regatta Park was set to open in Coconut Grove. The site was the location of the Expo Center that was demolished to make way for the park.

Regatta Park was initially supposed to be open on September 7, Labor Day, but the park is almost completed and should be ready for the public in the next few weeks. 

The three story Dockmaster building is already open and offers great views of Biscayne Bay, Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove from the top floor of the building. The old Dockmaster building, which used to be apart of Pan-Am is going to be demolished in the next week or so. The next phase for Regatta Park will be the revamp of the parking lot adjacent to the park on the East side.

Previous photos of Regatta Park can be seen here. Demolition photos of the Expo Center can be seen here at the Coconut Grove Grapevine.

Update: The Grand Opening of the park is Saturday, September 26 starting at 11am

TBT - Future Site Of Aria On The Bay

Site Of Aria on the Bay

Site Of Aria on the Bay

TBT (August 29, 2014) - Before the 53 story Aria on the Bay was built in Edgewater, a 6 story apartment complex was on the site that was eventually torn down. Demolition began on the building September 2014. Aria on the Bay was eventually completed in May 2018.

Aria on the Bay will be located in the emerging Arts & Entertainment district of Miami at 1770 North Bayshore Drive.

Developed by Melo Group and designed by Arquitectonica, Aria on the Bay will be a 53 story tower with 647 residential units. 40,000 square feet will be offered for retail, commercial and office space. The building will offer views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and Margaret Pace Park is right in front. 

Currently the tenants of the previous buildings have been evacuated, but demolition has not yet started on the old apartment buildings. Homeless have been living in the evacuated apartments. 

According to exMiami, construction will not begin until February 2015 and construction is expected to be completed by 2016.

TBT - Aerial Over the Old Miami Herald Building (Video)

Miami Herald Building Off Of Biscayne Bay

Miami Herald Building Off Of Biscayne Bay

TBT (July 22, 2014) - 5 years ago demolition began on the old Miami Herald building next to Biscayne Bay.

Built in 1963, the building was finally demolished in March 2015.

After starting demolition on the Miami Herald building in late April 2014, Genting has been slow to demolish the building. 

Genting had plans to build a mega resort on the site, with casinos, hotels, condo and retail, but have not been able to get state approval for a casino.

Below is a video of the Miami Herald Building.

TBT - Frost Museum of Science Construction Progress Photos

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

TBT (June 25, 2014) - 5 years ago the Frost Museum of Science was under construction before it was finally completed in May 2017. Groundbreaking occurred February 2011.

Located in Museum Park along with the Perez Art Museum of Miami, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science broke ground in February 2011.

The 250,000 square foot museum was designed by Grimshaw Architects and will feature outdoor landscape, a 600,000 aquarium, a full dome 3-D planetarium and cafes. Phillip and Patricia Frost generously donated $35 million to the museum in 2011. 

Once completed, the science museum, art museum and museum park are expected to transform Downtown Miami into a cultural arts hub.

Construction is expected to be completed sometime in 2015.

Below are construction progress photos.

TBT - Grove At Grand Bay Tops Off

Grove at Grand Bay in Coconut Grove

TBT (June 23, 2015) - Overlooking Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, 4 years ago the twisting towers of Grove at Grand Bay topped off. The two buildings designed by Bjarke Ingels were eventually completed August 2016.

Grove at Grand Bay has topped off after finally twisting its way to twenty stories. The two towers overlook Biscayne Bay and is across from Regatta Park.

Photos of Grove at Grand Bay at night can be seen here.

Grove at Grand Bay overlooking Biscayne Bay with Downtown Miami in the distance

TBT - Over Miami - Brickell & Brickell Key (Video)

TBT (June 5, 2015) - An aerial video of Brickell and Brickell Key 4 years ago and in that short time the skyline of Miami has changed. Brickell City Centre was under construction and construction was just starting on Brickell Heights, SLS Lux Brickell and Panorama Tower.

TBT - Biscayne Beach Construction Photos

Biscayne Beach

TBT (May 27, 2015) - Biscayne Beach was under construction in Edgewater. Biscayne Beach topped off in May 2016 and was eventually completed April 2017.

Biscayne Beach in Edgewater is starting to take form after starting construction over a year ago. 

According to The Next Miami, over 95% of the units have been sold in condo. 

The condo is located on the edge of Biscayne Bay across from the under construction Paraiso Bay from Related Group.