Brickell City Centre
Much has changed in Brickell in only three years. Brickell City Centre was still under construction and months aways from the East Hotel topping out. Nine Mary Brickell Village was also still under construction. Brickell Heights had just started ground breaking on its two towers and is now close to opening. SLS Lux Brickell had not started construction and was still being used as a parking lot. Solitair Brickell was also months away from demolishing the parking ramp and starting construction on SW 8th St.
Before Brickell was under construction with skyscrapers, much of the area was just empty lots or low rise office buildings. The DuPont Plaza hotel was still standing on the edge of the Miami River. The Miami Tower and Southeast Financial Center were still visible and the tallest buildings in the area. The Metromover was constructed in 1986, but was extended into Brickell in 1994, creating the Brickell Loop, which can be seen in the 1995 photo.
Fast forward to Brickell and Downtown Miami in 2013 and the Brickell Loop Metromover is still visible, but Brickell on the River, the Wells Fargo building, MyBrickell, 500 Brickell and Brickell World Plaza have risen behind it. The lot where Brickell Tennis Club was once located has been torn down and construction on Reach Brickell City Centre has begun.
In the 2014 photo, Brickell City Centre continues to grow taller and many cranes are prominent in the view. MyBrickell has been completed at this point.
In the 2015 photo, Brickell City Centre is still under construction and rising higher than the surroundings buildings. The Miami Tower is still visible with construction on Centro Tower behind it.
The climate ribbon at Brickell City Centre is starting to look more like the renderings with the glass being installed on the ribbon. The initial installation on the climate ribbon began in November 2014.
The $30 million climate ribbon is designed to keep shoppers cool from the Miami heat while emitting natural light, but using the breeze of Biscayne Bay to keep people cool.
More photos and information on Brickell City Centre can be seen here.
Over the span of three years the skyline and neighborhood of Brickell has changed dramatically. With the addition of Brickell City Centre, Brickell Heights, Brickell House, 1100 Millecento and many other condos, the area has grown from empty lots to sky high towers surrounding the land just South of the Miami River.Read More