Metromover

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.

This Was Downtown Miami In 1984 - Before & After

The photo on the top left is Miami and the Miami River in 1984. At the bottom of the photo is the James L. Knight convention center which was built in 1982. On the right of the photo is the Centrust Tower (Miami Tower) under construction. Fast forward to 2017 and new condos have been built along the river such as Miami, Ivy and the Wind on the North bank and The Latitude and Neo Vertika on the North side in Brickell. Also built in that time is the metromover, which now extends over the Miami River into Downtown Miami.

A Ride Along The Miami Metromover - The Omni Loop

We previously took a ride along the Miami Metromover featuring The Brickell Loop. Now take a look at the Omni Loop, which starts in the Arts & Entertainment district and goes through Downtown Miami. The Metomover is a great way to explore and see the city and best of all - it's free!

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.

Brickell City Centre Timelapse Video At Sunset

Brickell City Centre Timelapse Video At Sunset

Below is a time-lapse video of Brickell City Centre at sunset in December 2014. Brickell City Centre is located in the heart of Brickell near the Miami River and connected to the 8th St. Metromover Station. This video was taken before Rise Brickell City Centre and Reach Brickell City Centre topped off.

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Construction On the 8th Street Metromover Station

8th St. Metromover Station

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.

Miami To Start Charging For Metromover

According to Miami Today, a Miami-Dade commission committee has approved a plan that will start charging for the currently free metromover. The metromover provides frees transportation through Brickell, Downtown Miami and the Omni District.

There was talk of charging $1 to ride the metromover, but no word on what the new charges would be. It would cost the city $475,000 a year to upkeep a fare collecting system.