Brickell Loop

The Was Brickell & Downtown Miami In 1995 - Before & After

Before Brickell was under construction with skyscrapers, much of the area was just empty lots or low rise office buildings. The DuPont Plaza hotel was still standing on the edge of the Miami River. The Miami Tower and Southeast Financial Center were still visible and the tallest buildings in the area. The Metromover was constructed in 1986, but was extended into Brickell in 1994, creating the Brickell Loop, which can be seen in the 1995 photo.

Fast forward to Brickell and Downtown Miami in 2013 and the Brickell Loop Metromover is still visible, but Brickell on the River, the Wells Fargo building, MyBrickell, 500 Brickell and Brickell World Plaza have risen behind it. The lot where Brickell Tennis Club was once located has been torn down and construction on Reach Brickell City Centre has begun.

In the 2014 photo, Brickell City Centre continues to grow taller and many cranes are prominent in the view. MyBrickell has been completed at this point.

In the 2015 photo, Brickell City Centre is still under construction and rising higher than the surroundings buildings. The Miami Tower is still visible with construction on Centro Tower behind it.

A Ride Along The Metromover - The Brickell Loop Time-lapse

The metromover is a free transit system in Downtown Miami that connects the Brickell, Park West and Omni neighborhoods. It opened in 1986 with the Brickell Loop opening in 1994. The stations are easily assessable and the metromover provides an excellent way for exploring Downtown Miami.