Ocean Drive

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.

One Ocean Construction Photos

One Ocean

One Ocean in the South of Fifth District is coming along quickly with a lot of work being done on the North and South Tower.

The Related Group project is located steps away from the beach and within walking distance of South Pointe Park. 

Our first photos of the project and renderings can be seen here.

Ocean Drive, South Beach in 1980 - Before & After

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. 

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

728 Ocean Drive

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.

One Ocean Miami Beach Construction Photos Update

One Ocean on South Beach

One Ocean on South Beach

One Ocean is progressing fast since we last updated in November 2014

The South Tower has risen and should be topped out close to the end of the month. The curved tower is in the process of having the windows installed on the lower floors. 

The North Tower has completely topped out and the windows are installed. Soon, the balconies will be added.

For a rendering of One Ocean, click here.

A New Look For Ocean Drive?

Proposed Rendering of Ocean Drive

Proposed Rendering of Ocean Drive

Previously, city officials debated whether to close Ocean Drive off for cars, and even having rainbow colored signage.

Architect Allan Shulman presented to Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board a proposal that would expand the pedestrian sidewalks and raise the street level to the sidewalks, according to The Next Miami.

Several patterns for the road were presented that would make the road stand out.

One Ocean Construction Progress Photos

Overview of One Ocean in South Beach

Overview of One Ocean in South Beach

Located in the South of Fifth neighborhood, One Ocean is a luxury condominium in the heart of South Beach.

Developed by Related Group and designed by Enrique Norten and Sieger Suarez, One Ocean will have 46 residential units, a robotic garage, with retail and restaurants. 

Construction began in the Fall of 2013.