Ocean Drive

TBT - Ocean Drive, South Beach in 1980 - Before & After

TBT (April 23, 2015) - Ocean Drive 39 years ago was very quiet compared to Ocean Drive in 2015. A CVS has now opened at 728 Ocean Drive and where Scarface was filmed.

The photo on the top left is what Ocean Drive looked liked in 1980. South Beach was a quiet area were many retirees lived including the buildings in the photos. The Art Deco buildings were falling into disrepair and the public was calling on the city to demolish them. Fast forward 35 years later and Ocean Drive is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. The Art Deco buildings were saved and Ocean Drive is now lined with restaurants and palm trees. 

TBT - "Scarface" Building On Ocean Drive Sells For $15M

728 Ocean Drive

TBT (March 19, 2015) - 4 years ago the building used in the movie Scarface was sold for $15 million. Demolition and renovation started on the building in April 2017 before finally being completed January 2018 and turned into a CVS.

The building that was used in the infamous chainsaw scene in the movie Scarface has sold for $15 million, according to the Real Deal. 

The property at 728 Ocean Drive and 6,500 square foot building was sold to New York based developers, Infinity Group. 

A Johnny Rockets restaurant operates from the ground level of the building. 

The building last sold for $8 million in 2011.

TBT - This Was Miami Beach in 1927 - Before & After

The photo on the top left is what Miami Beach looked like in 1927, just one year after the hurricane in 1926 that caused major devastation in the Miami area. Notable streets such as Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, Washington Avenue and 5th Street are plainly visible with not much development at this point. Fast forward 90 years later and the area has changed dramatically. High rises have gone up along West Avenue and the beach has expanded.

One Ocean Near Completion (Photos)

One Ocean Near Completion (Photos)

The luxury condo, One Ocean, on South Beach in the South of Fifth district is nearing completion.

Construction began in the Fall of 2013 and the project is developed by The Related Group and designed by Enrique Norten and Sieger Suarez.

One Ocean is the last condo construction project in the South of Fifth district which included Marea and Glass.

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Miami at Night Book Now Available!

Miami at Night is Available for Purchase 

The book Miami at Night is now available for purchase. Miami is one of the United States’ most fascinating cities. While the rest of the country endures snowstorms and cold weather, Miami is always hot and sexy. By day, the sun, sea, and Art Deco architecture highlight Miami’s unique history and heritage. However, it is truly at night when the city comes alive. Miami at Night is a cityscape photography book featuring over 70 photos, including over 40 large panoramic photos the capture the essence of the energy that pulsates through nocturnal Miami. The book tells a unique visual story of the city (Brickell, Brickell Key, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Downtown Miami, and Miami Beach) through photography at angles and vantage points that are rarely seen by the average Miamian or tourist.

Miami at Night is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Schiffer Publishing or Golden Dusk Photography.

For more news and information visit www.miamiatnightbook.com

Miami At Night Book Available For Pre-Order Now!

Golden Dusk Photography is pleased to announce our first book - Miami at Night. Miami at Night is a cityscape photography book featuring over 70 photos, including over 40 large panoramic photos that capture the essence of the energy that pulsates through nocturnal Miami. The book tells a unique visual story of the city (Brickell, Brickell Key, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Downtown Miami, and Miami Beach) through photography at angles and vantage points that are rarely seen by the average Miamian or tourist.

Miami at Night is available for pre-order on Amazon, Schiffer Books or Golden Dusk Photography. The official release date is January 28, 2016. 

For more news and information please visit miamiatnightbook.com

Glass Miami Beach Is Officially Open

Glass Miami Beach

Glass Miami Beach is now officially open and residents are allowed to move in. The 18 story luxury condominium located on South Beach in the South of Fifth district began construction in August 2013. 

The tower is the last high rise that can be constructed in South of Fifth due to zoning restrictions. 

Construction progress photos can be seen here.