Office in the Grove
On September 5th, Miami's Historic Preservation Board denied to make the Office In The Grove a historic landmark in a 7-2 vote.
Built in 1972 and designed by Kenneth Treister, the Office In The Grove was less than 50 years old and not of exceptional significance to be considered.
The building will most likely be demolished in the near future for a new tower.
The nine story hexagon office tower was built in 1972 and was designed by architect Kenneth Treister who also designed the Shoppes at Mayfair in Coconut Grove. The Office in the Grove has a landscape berm, which was meant to hide the parking and have the first three floors open.
The non-profit group Docomomo / US Florida applied to the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board to declare the building historic and prevent it from demolition. The date is set for Tuesday, September 5th. Hearing starts at 3 p.m. at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Dr., Miami, FL 33133.
The Big Bubble has photos of inside the building before it was renovated.
A demolition permit has been filed for an office building located at 2699 S. Bayshore Dr. in Coconut Grove, according to The Coconut Grove Grapevine.
The nine story building was built in 1972 and was designed by architect Kenneth Treister. The building is on a lot size of 50,606 square feet and was purchased by Mast Capital in April 2014 for $29.5 million.