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A Look At The MiamiCentral Construction

MiamiCentral Station

MiamiCentral Station

Construction is progressing on the 11 acre mixed used development MiamiCentral since we last looked in March. 

The windows are being installed on the lower two floors where the 180,000 square feet of retail will be and include tenants such as Monger - New Signature Restaurant byThe Voltaggios, Rosetta, Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar and more. 

The elevated tracks are taking shape that will start service to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and eventually Orlando.

Progress has been made on the office tower Two MiamiCentral, which will have 190,000 square feet of class A office space at 10 stories. Tenants include Ernst & Young, Regus, Moss & Associates and Florida East Coast Industries and more. Two MiamiCentral is expected to be completed by the Fall of this year.

The other office tower, Three MiamiCentral, at 12 stories is nearly complete and is expected to open by the end of the Summer. Tenants include Brightline and more.

Previous construction photos of MiamiCentral, which is expected to start service later this year, can be viewed here.

MiamiCentral Station Taking Shape

MiamiCentral Station Taking Shape

The MiamiCentral Station in Downtown Miami is taking shape since we last looked at the project in November 2016. The elevator shaft for the office building Two MiamiCentral is at 12 stories and will have 190,000 square feet of office space and 180,000 square feet of retail. Meanwhile on the other side, another office building, Three MiamiCentral, has all of its glass installed.

A $205 million loan was just recently secured for both the North and South Towers of the residential portion of the complex. The towers will have 800 rental units.

Service for the Brightline station is expected to start this Summer.

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Southeast Financial Center Sold For $500M

Southeast Financial Center

After being put on the market in July, the Southeast Financial Center has been purchased for $500 million, according to The Real Deal. 

The 55 story office tower in Downtown Miami was built in 1984 with 1.225 million square feet in office space. The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed tower was purchased by billionaire Armando Ortega, who owns the clothing chain Zara.

The iconic Miami Tower recently sold for $220 million earlier this year.

Update: The official sale price is $516.6 million

MiamiCentral Station Construction Photos

MiamiCentral Station Construction Photos

Construction is progressing at the MiamiCentral Station by All Aboard Florida in Miami since we last looked at the project in August

The 50 foot elevated platforms above street level are taking shape as the rail system will connect Miami with Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and eventually Orlando. Over 1,300 pilings were used for the station going 100 feet into the ground to help support the tracks. 

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill along with Zyscovich Architects, MiamiCentral will also have two residential towers: The South Tower at 33 floors and The North Tower at 30 floors with 800 rental apartments. At the Northern end of the station is the office Two MiamiCentral with over 190,000 square feet of space and 10 floors. On the Western side of the tracks, the under construction 3 MiamiCentral, has reached 12 floors. 3 MiamiCentral will have office and retail space along with 1,100 parking spaces. The base for the North and South Tower along with Two MiamiCentral are already taking shape. Full construction will not take place on these buildings until after the station is complete.

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MiamiCentral Construction Progress Photos

Construction on MiamiCentral - All Aboard Florida

Construction on MiamiCentral - All Aboard Florida

After revealing plans in May 2014 and starting site work in November 2014, MiamiCentral is starting to take shape as the beams are being installed on the 50 foot columns. 

MiamiCentral will be a high speed rail service that will connect Miami to Orlando with stops in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Service between Miami and West Palm Beach will begin in the Summer of 2017. Full service to Orlando will begin at the end of 2017. 

MiamiCentral was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in collaboration with Zyscovich Architects. 

Construction on the office building 3 Miami Central recently reached the 8th floor.

Photos of the site in February can be viewed here.

MiamiCentral Construction Updates

Construction on MiamiCentral

Construction on MiamiCentral

After starting site work in November 2014, construction is progressing on All Aboard Florida's MiamiCentral. The FAA recently approved One MiamiCentral, which will rise 1,000 feet above sea level that will have 250 hotel rooms, 280 residential units and over 600,000 square feet of office space.

New renderings can be viewed at Curbed Miami.

Site Work Starts At All Aboard Florida MiamiCentral Complex

All Aboard Florida

After revealing plans in May, site work has begun on the Downtown Miami All Aboard Florida station called MiamiCentral. 

The nine acre site was formally used as parking lot. The plans for MiamiCentral include residential units, office space and retail. Plans have been submitted to the FAA to include a supertower in the complex that would rise over 1,000 feet. 

All Aboard Florida is also building stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm that will connect the high speed rail service to Orlando. 

Construction on the MiamiCentral site is expected to begin by the end of the year.