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Centro Miami

Miami construction update: Summer 2013

Here is an early Summer update of skyscraper construction in Miami. Since the last construction update in March, numerous new towers have been proposed and approved across the city. Most of these newly proposed towers plan to break ground in late Summer and Fall 2013. In the meantime, below are some updates on the towers […]

Brickell House construction March 2013

Miami construction update: March 2013

Miami is in the midst of another building boom. Cranes are back in the skyline, and they are sprouting up everywhere. The past couple months have seen new projects announced, some buildings break ground and in some cases, beautiful historic buildings demolished for bigger buildings (unfortunately). The last building boom brought us revitalized, urban neighborhoods. […]

A taste of Old Miami in Shenandoah

Shenandoah is a beautiful, historically-rich neighborhood located just south of Little Havana and west of Downtown Miami. The neighborhood roughly spans from SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) to the north to Coral Way to the south, between SW 27th Avenue and SW 12th Avenue.The neighborhood is made up almost entirely of historic single-family homes and […]

Miami construction update: December 2012

Construction update of major projects under construction around the city. Construction is back in the city, and it’s back with vengeance. For a recap of these projects and renderings of what they will look like once they are finished, read: Miami’s future skyscrapers: Part 1 and Part 2. Brickell CitiCentre (now known as “Brickell CityCentre” […]

Miami World Center

Miami’s future skyscrapers: Part II

About a month after I posted about Miami’s future skyscrapers, where I introduced seven of Miami’s biggest high-rise projects, five additional projects have been revived and/or proposed for the Greater Downtown Miami area. The city is back to its old housing boom ways… 1400 Biscayne: 1400 Biscayne is being revived from the original building that […]

Timeless historic architecture

The historic architecture of our cities gives it the character that distinguishes Miami from Paris or New York from Montréal. Trends in architecture have existed since as far as we could see what our neighbors were doing. Europeans brought over their architectural style to the Americas, and New York and Chicago’s early skyscrapers inspired similar […]

1100 millecento Miami street rendering

Miami’s future skyscrapers: Part I

By many accounts, the Great Recession is hardly over. With rising unemployment rates throughout Europe and continued stalled economic growth throughout the Western World, the global economy is still trying to recuperate from the excesses of the 2000s. The years between roughly 2002 to 2008 brought a massive building boom to Miami, particularly the Downtown […]