Crane Removed From Megacenter Brickell

Megacenter Brickell Construction

Megacenter Brickell has topped off and the crane has been removed from the site. Construction began in September 2018.

Megacenter Brickell will have 74,790 square feet of storage space, 57 residential units, 16,670 square feet of office space, 9,134 square feet of retail and 111 parking spaces.

Previous construction photos of Megacenter Brickell can be viewed here.

TBT - Tobacco Road - "End of the Road" Video

Tobacco Road Will Move Across the Lot To A New Location

TBT (October 27, 2014) - 5 years ago the oldest bar in Miami closed for good as Tobacco Road had its final party. The building would eventually be demolished a month later in November 2014. The site will eventually be a 54 story condo as part of the Brickell City Centre Expansion.

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Tobacco Road will be closing its doors for the final time after 102 years. 

The property and land was bought by developer Carlos Mattos, who hasn't announced what he plans on doing with the site.

New owner, Joel Rivera, is trying to raise money with a kickstarter campaign to save all the historical items in the bar including the original wood bar and classic neon sign. They plan on moving to a new location at 69 SW 7th St, which is across the lot from the original site. They plan to open in six months to a year with a 36 year lease option.

It was also just announced that in November 2015, Tobacco Road will have a bar on the Norwegian Escape cruise line.

Below is a video of Tobacco Road.

Brickell Flatiron Almost Completed

Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron

Brickell Flatiron is getting closer to opening as the final touches are being put on the exterior of the 64 story building in the heart of Brickell.

The first crane was removed in March of this year and the building topped off in February. A year ago, construction was just reaching the 62nd floor.

Brickell Flatiron is being developed by CMC Group and designed by Luis Revuelta Architecture.

Previous construction photos of Brickell Flatiron can be viewed here.

24 Story AC Hotel By Marriott & Element By Westin in Brickell Under Construction

AC Hotel By Marriott & Element By Westin Rendering

AC Hotel By Marriott & Element By Westin Rendering

The 24 story AC Hotel By Marriott & Element By Westin in West Brickell is now under construction at 115 SW 8th Street.

The building will have the two hotels with 264 rooms combined and a rooftop bar and terrace.

The site was purchased by Tony Cho and Robert Finvarb for $18.4 million in January 2017. Previous on the site was the El Eden Motel, which was demolished in December 2017.

40 Story Virgin Hotels Coming To Brickell

Virgin Hotels Rendering

Virgin Hotels Rendering

A 40 story Virgin Hotels is coming to the Brickell area located at 1040 South Miami Avenue by 2023, according to The Miami Herald.

The building will have 250 rooms, 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a three story rooftop terrace, pool, lounge and event space as well as bars and restaurants. There will also be a car elevator system.

There will also be 15 floors of furnished residential spaces with 150 micro and co-living units.

The hotel will be located across the street from Brickell Flatiron.

Groundbreaking is expected in 2020.

TBT - Excavation Begins At Brickell Flatiron Site

Brickell Flatiron Site

Brickell Flatiron Site

TBT (September 30, 2016) - 3 years ago, foundation work was starting on the 64 story Brickell Flatiron. The building topped off in February and is expected to open soon. Construction photos of Brickell Flatiron can be viewed here.

Since groundbreaking began earlier in March, foundation work was being done at Brickell Flatiron site and now excavating has started. 

One crane has been added to the site with the base of another installed. The foundation pour is scheduled for December 2016/January 2017 with the project going vertical soon afterwards.

Previous construction photos of the Brickell Flatiron site can be viewed here.