TBT - This Was Brickell In 1967 - Before & After

Brickell In 1967 (Photo via Allen Morris Co.)

Brickell Today In 2014

TBT (August 28, 2014) - The photo on the top right is what Brickell used to look like in 5 years ago in 2014. Since that time in the same view, Panorama Tower has been built and 1010 Brickell has been built in the parking garage at the bottom. The current spot where the photo is taken is where Brickell Flatiron is currently being completed.

Brickell has changed dramatically since the photo in the top left was taken in 1967. What was once a barren area filled with small houses and low rise apartment buildings has changed into a growing metropolis with many high rises. 

The building on 1000 Brickell remains today, but was once one of the tallest buildings in Brickell and is now dwarfed by the buildings surrounding it. Brickell Key was still just an overgrown island that would not see development until the 1970's and the Four Ambassadors building was just opened. 

Elysee Reaches 45th Floor Of Construction

Elysee Construction

Elysee Construction

The 57 story Elysee tower in Edgewater is getting closer to topping off as construction reaches the 45th floor. In May, construction reached the 34th floor.

In June 2018, construction started going vertical on the building after the foundation pour.

Previous construction photos of Elysee can be viewed here.

The Bentley Hotel On Ocean Drive Sold For $28M

The Bentley Hotel Ocean Drive

The Bentley Hotel Ocean Drive

The Bentley Hotel located at 510 Ocean Drive has been sold for $28 million, according to The Real Deal.

The building was sold by JKR Bentley Holdings LLC and purchased by Ocean & 5th Commericial LLC.

The 3 story Art Deco style hotel was built in 1939 and designed by John & Coulton Skinner.

In 1980, there was a Sanchez Restaurant on the ground level that has now become a TGIF Friday’s Restaurant.

Melo Group's Miami Plaza Reaches 11th Floor

Miami Plaza Construction

Miami Plaza Construction

The 35 story Miami Plaza in the Arts & Entertainment District is rising quickly as construction reaches the 11th floor after hitting the 6th floor last month.

The Melo Group developed project will have 425 rental units.

Previous construction photos of Miami Plaza can be viewed here.

Paramount Miami Worldcenter Receives TCO - Now Completed

Paramount Miami Worldcenter

Paramount Miami Worldcenter

The 60 story Paramount Miami Worldcenter in Downtown Miami has received its temporary certificate of occupancy and is now completed, according to The Real Deal.

Construction on Paramount Miami Worldcenter started to go vertical November 2016 before topping off in August 2018.

With 569 residential units, Paramount Miami Worldcenter is 90% sold.

The rental tower Caoba Miami Worldcenter was the building to be completed, in January of this year, as part of the 27 acre Miami Worldcenter complex.

Previous construction photos of Paramount Miami Worldcenter can be viewed here.

TBT - Park Grove Coming To Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove Bank Will Be Demolished For Park Grove

Coconut Grove Bank Will Be Demolished For Park Grove

TBT (July 29, 2014) - Park Grove was announced as coming to Coconut Grove. The first two towers, The Club Residences and Two Park Grove were completed in October 2018 and the last tower, One Park Grove, recently topped off and is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Previous construction photos of Park Grove can be viewed here.

Slow to the residential boom of Miami is Coconut Grove, but that is all changing with the addition of Park Grove. 

Developers Terra Group and Related Group are joining together to create three towers that will consist of 300 units. The towers were designed by architect Rem Koolhaas.

Currently in it's place is the Coconut Grove Bank, which has been there for many years. The bank will have a smaller space in one of the towers, but will stay in where it is until the first phase of the project is completed. 

The site is located near Grove at Grand Bay, which was once the site of the iconic Grand Bay Hotel. Across from Park Grove will be the new Regatta Park, which will give residents views of Biscayne Bay. 

Groundbreaking is expected early 2015.

39 Story Tower Proposed For Miami's Arts & Entertainment District

14th Street Tower Rendering

14th Street Tower Rendering

Another tower will be coming to the Arts & Entertainment district called 14th Street Tower, according to The SFBJ.

The 39 story tower located at 1441 North Miami Avenue will be developed by NR Investments who also developed the recently completed Canvas Condo and the building is being designed by Zyscovich Architects.

The building will have 543 residential units - including 231 micro sized units, 35,128 square feet of office space, 8,706 square feet of retail space and 452 parking spaces.