Brickell has changed drastically since the top left photo in 1982. A new Holiday Inn opened on the Southern edge of Brickell next to the Miami River and eventually became the Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel. The Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel was demolished in 2005, along with the low rise apartments on the land that became the Miami Circle. The Dupont Plaza Hotel can be seen in the foreground was eventually demolished in the early 2000's to make way for the Epic Hotel. In the distance, condos such as The Palace and Villa Regina were staring to get built during the peak of the Cocaine Cowboys era in Miami during the 80's.
Epic Hotel & Residences
A couple of weeks ago we showed how Downtown Miami looked in 1984. In the top left photo was Downtown Miami in the early 1990's and it looks slightly different than in 1984. When you compare to today in 2014 you see a noticeable difference. The tiny apartments on the Miami River were knocked down in 2006 along with the Sheraton Hotel Brickell to make way for Related Group's Icon Brickell. Below the apartment complex revealed a Tequesta burial site. That land is now the Miami Circle and used as a park.
Just North of the Miami River was the DuPont Plaza Hotel, which was built in 1957 and demolished in 2004 to make way for the Epic Hotel and Residences.
Since that time the Wells Fargo Tower was built North of the Epic Hotel. The Met 3 and One Miami were built in the empty lots by the Intercontinental Hotel.
Fishing boats would use the Miami River and now the wealthy use it to dock their luxury yachts.
Riverwalk East Developments, led by Alfredo Coto, has won the bid to receive prime waterfront land on the Miami River, according to SFBJ.
Bids for the land were expected to exceed $100 million and Riverwalk East Developments won the bid with a price of $125 million.
Developer Ugo Columbo was selling the 1.25 acre land at 300 Biscayne Boulevard after plans were abandoned to build a second tower.
The site is approved for a 609 foot building, but could expand to reflect the Miami 21 code.
According to The Real Deal, bids for the land next to the Epic Hotel & Residences have exceeded $100 million.
The land is located at 300 Biscayne Blvd. Way and is on prime waterfront real estate. The Epic East land is on the site of the former hotel, DuPont Plaza and is about 1.25 acres.