Miami River

TBT - Buildings & Houses Demolished At Miami River Site

The Pleasure Emporium Demolished

The Pleasure Emporium Demolished

TBT (July 6, 2015) - 4 years ago, the buildings that were located along the Miami River in Brickell were demolished to make way for 4 60 story towers called Miami River. The project is to be developed by Chetrit Group and designed by Kobi Karp.

The site is still vacant today.

After receiving approval from the Urban Development Review Board, demolition has begun at the Miami River site located just East of I-95 and along the Miami River.

The buildings on the site that were demolished include the Pleasure Emporium III, Sir Speedy and several single family homes. Currently Finnegan's on the River and a few boating stores remain on the site closest to the river and should be demolished soon. 

The Miami River site is part of the transformation of West Brickell and will be built in five phases of construction. 

Renderings of the project can be seen here.

River Landing Miami Construction Updates

River Landing Miami

River Landing Miami

The 23 story and 25 story River Landing Miami along the Miami River continues ahead as both towers have now topped off.

Developed by Urban X and designed by BC Architects, River Landing will have 507 rental units, 382,030 square feet of retail, 39,900 square feet of restaurant space and 2,200 parking spaces.

River Landing is expected to be completed early 2020.

Adler Group Reveals Plan For Miami Riverside Central site

Conceptual Plans For Miami Riverside Site

Adler Group has revealed conceptual plans to build an office tower and three other towers at the City of Miami's Miami Riverside Central site located at 444 SW 2nd Ave, according to Miami Today.

Designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, the site would have 36,177 square feet of ground floor retail, 100 public parking spaces and a landscaped public riverwalk. There would also be a 8,963-square foot hotel lobby, 35,145 square feet of amenity decks on three of the buildings and  13,087 square feet of office space. 

The Miami City Commission must approve a referendum for the November ballot that would would allow the City of Miami to approve a lease or sale to Adler Group in return for a new office building.

Foundation Work Continues At Aston Martin Residences Site

Aston Martin Residences Site

Aston Martin Residences Site

After breaking ground in October 2017, foundation work still continues at the Aston Martin Residences site along the entrance of the Miami River. 

At 66 stories, Aston Martin Residences will have 390 residential units. 

Previous stories on the Aston Martin Residences can be viewed here.

Construction Begins At One River Point

One River Point Site

One River Point Site

Construction has started at One River Point along the Miami River. 

One River Point will be two 60 story towers with a floating glass skybridge and an 85 foot waterfall that was designed by Rafael Viñoly.

Kar Properties purchased the 1.8 acre site for 27.5 million in 2013 and also the two empty lots behind The Wind and Ivy Condos for 33.1 million in 2014.

This Was Brickell Key In 1985 - Before & After

The photo on the left is what Brickell Key looked like in 1985 and on the far right you can see the Miami Tower under construction. In 1975 the island was completely empty and barren after developing from dredging of the Miami River. By 1985 one condo had been built on Brickell Key and the Brickell skyline was becoming lined with condos. By 1999, the island had grown even more with more condos, but the Mandarin Oriental was not built yet. The photo on the top right is what Brickell Key and Downtown Miami look like today. Brickell Key is almost fully developed and the Brickell skyline is no longer visible except for the Four Seasons and Icon Brickell.