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GREGGYMIAMI305
Jun 14, 2007, 8:22 PM
the latest picture from Jamesgood72

link http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=484503&page=2


Miami from Coral Gables
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1318/547799998_e4aede9a51_o.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1374/547810705_8f5de271a0_o.jpg

lviz
Jun 14, 2007, 8:36 PM
nill

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jun 16, 2007, 2:40 PM
Miami Dade Unemployment hits 24 year low

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some great economic news!

COPIOUS CAREERS: Miami-Dade County's unemployment rate hit a record low 3.1% in February, the lowest rate since 1983, according to the Beacon Council. It decreased 0.3 percentage points from January 2007 and 0.6 percentage points from February 2006. In February, nonagricultural employment in Miami-Dade was 1,053,600 with a net gain of 9,900 new jobs, a 0.9 percentage point rise over the previous year, says South Florida Workforce, a jobs creation agency. Sectors with increases included construction, financial activities, retail trade, wholesale trade, hospitality, hospitals and professional services. ]

source: http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/070405/fyi.shtml

Tourism News:

WE'RE NO. 1: Greater Miami and the Beaches topped Smith Travel Research's Top 25 Destinations in the US in February for both hotel occupancy and average daily rate, according to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. It was the first time a destination has reached number one in both categories. Miami was ranked second last year. This is the first time the Magic City beat New York in average daily rate and Oahu Island in occupancy. The February average daily room rate locally was $230.46. It was $216.80 in New York. Occupancy reached 81.7% in Miami and the Beaches and only 79.9% in Oahu Island.




Condo prices rise in Miami, too
As far as existing condominiums sales, Miami was the only South Florida area to report a year-over-year gain in first quarter median prices. The 8 percent rise took median prices to $278,200 from $256,500...

Q1 condo and home prices up in Miami
South Florida Business Journal - 12:56 PM EDT Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Both Miami and Fort Lauderdale eked out tiny gains in year-over-year single-family existing home prices for the first quarter. The decline in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton was 4 percent.

The drop took median prices in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton to $378,200 from $392,900 as the number of homes sold fell 20 percent, to 1,781 homes from 2,222 homes.

The slight increase in median price in Fort Lauderdale pushed the first quarter median price to $366,900 from $366,600 as the number of homes sold declined 21 percent, to 1,557 homes from 1,978 homes.

The 2 percent median price rise in Miami made homes there the priciest in the region, at $386,300, up from $376,900 for the first quarter last year. [URL="http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2007/05/14/daily15.html?t=printable"]http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2007/05/14/daily15.html?t=printable[/URL

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jun 18, 2007, 8:20 PM
^^ miami's coming back ^^

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jun 28, 2007, 6:07 PM
the City of Miami's population has surpassed 400,000 for the first time according to Census Estimates, an 11% increase since 2000:



http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/...EST2006-01.xls
2000: 363,404
2001: 367,223
2002: 372,207
2003: 375,766
2004: 377,913
2005: 386,619
2006: 404,048

Miami managed to add over 1000 people per square mile.
Pop density in 2000 - 10,185 pop/sq mile
Pop density in 2006 - 11,554 pop/sq mile

Dale
Jun 28, 2007, 6:12 PM
I think Miami (city proper) was already one of the most densely populated in the nation.

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jun 28, 2007, 6:57 PM
400k finally

brickell
Jun 28, 2007, 8:31 PM
Greggy, appreciate the enthusiasm, but you think you could calm down on the big bold lettering?

Just shows that Miami's redevelopment is more than just the downtown condos. There's a ton of smaller projects throughout the city that I think are influencing these numbers more than anything else. This is in places like Coconut Grove, Design District, Shenandoah. The numbers should be even more impressive when the downtown boom starts to finish construction.

coruna
Jun 29, 2007, 3:55 AM
I made a thread with 100+ pictures of Miami in the "Urban Photo" forum, for you all to see.....

Here is one of my personal favorites, taken by James Good showing midtown and downtown skylines (but Brickell is not included)
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8358/img5205vv2.jpg

coruna
Jun 29, 2007, 4:01 AM
Here is a project that's very interesting to me, Brickell Financial Center (a.k.a. 600 Brickell). The first tower, at 40 stories, has already broken ground and completion is estimated for 2009. The larger tower (phase 2), which would be 903 feet tall with 68 floors, would begin when Tower 1 is complete, and would be one of the tallest if not the tallest building in Miami when completed. One reason it will be great is that it's an office tower, meaning it's glass, and the floors will be taller meaning a taller building overall for the number of floors! It's one of the many proposed/under construction office buildings in Miami....FYI even the taller tower has been approved by the F.A.A., which is sometimes a big hurdle for these tall buildings in Miami.

Check out the website: http://www.brickellfinancialcentre.com/

http://www.brickellfinancialcentre.com/gallery/lg_bldg_01.jpg
http://www.brickellfinancialcentre.com/gallery/lg_bldg_02.jpg
http://www.brickellfinancialcentre.com/gallery/lg_bldg_03.jpg
http://www.brickellfinancialcentre.com/gallery/lg_bldg_04.jpg

This building would also feature a public plaza and would be built according to environmentally-friendly standards.

coruna
Jun 29, 2007, 2:23 PM
Here are a few pictures of Marina Blue taken yesterday from the 55th floor of 900 Biscayne Bay, some taken at street level.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c90/900Biscayneguy/mb8-1.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c90/900Biscayneguy/mb7.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c90/900Biscayneguy/mb6.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c90/900Biscayneguy/mb5.jpg

Complex01
Jun 29, 2007, 3:07 PM
The Brickell Financial Center will really stand out at that location. That tower is very intresting, and some good height on that as well. It will be a lot of fun watching this one rise...

:yes:

coruna
Jun 29, 2007, 4:51 PM
Here are some photos from various webcams of Miami....they are current....

Miami Riverfront Complex
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/riverfront-1.jpg

Plaza on Brickell
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/plaza-3.jpg

Midtown
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/opera-4.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/midtown-3.jpg

Icon Brickell, Met 1 in background
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/met1-3.jpg

Loft 2
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/loft2-3.jpg

Latitude on the River and NeoVertika
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/latitude-2.jpg

Latitude 1
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/latidude1.jpg

Infinity 1 at Brickell
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/infinity-3.jpg

Everglades on the Bay
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/everglades-3.jpg

Capital at Brickell site
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/capital-4.jpg

Axis
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/axis-3.jpg

Asia
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/asia-1.jpg

Brickell on the River
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/bor2-2.jpg

Biscayne Wall
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/biscwall-2.jpg

Marquis
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/marquis-1.jpg

500 Brickell
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/500brickell-2.jpg

Sunny Isles Beach skyline, 10 miles northeast of Miami
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/dave8721/sunnyisles.jpg

thedirector
Jun 30, 2007, 12:22 AM
Great Pics. :)

coruna
Jun 30, 2007, 3:31 AM
It looks like the Brickell CitiCentre project, which many thought had no chance, has a decent shot of being built, even know we haven't heard much about the project lately.

An Arquitectonica personnel said "Actually, Brickell CitiCentre was on hold and now a new developer is coming on board and seriously considering to build the project." Apparently, he likes it a lot and really wants to see it go up, but it has become a mixed-use project, of course, rather than strictly residential because demand has shifted more toward office space. Men with the money build whatever they want whenever they want. They know it will make money eventually. I think we will see Brickell CitiCentre get built because one of those powerful developers I've mentioned before has taken a liking to this project, and the demand for office space in Miami is growing ever-steadily.


For those of you who have no idea about this project, it will add THREE towers over 700 feet to the Brickell Financial District. The tallest would be 808 feet with 76 floors! They would be located at 700 and 701 S. Miami Avenue, just southwest of Brickell Financial Centre. It will add tremendous depth, density, and height to that part of town.

http://www.miamicondolifestyle.com/images/brickell-citi-centre-main.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brickell_CitiCentre_Complex

coruna
Jun 30, 2007, 5:25 PM
There recently has been a topping off party for 900 Biscayne Bay......at this point the building is only a floor or two taller than neighboring MarinaBlue (60 floors). 900 Biscayne was supposed to be 712 feet with 65 floors when completed though, and many people thought that wouldn't happen and the tower would be shorter than expected because of this recent topping off announcement. These top-off parties can sometimes occur before the building has actually reached its final height, however, as has been proven with other tall buildings in other cities (i.e. Comcast Center in Philadelphia). I just wanted to clarify that 900 Biscayne is not going to stop getting taller....they still have 5-8 more floors to go, and the topping off party does not mean that it actually has been topped off, it just means that they are nearing the top-off date which will be in about a month or two.

This is great news for 900 and for the entire Biscayne Wall.......we need a really tall tower in there over 700 feet and it will be nice not having two towers of identical height right next to each other.

Here is a recent picture of the 900 Biscayne tower to the right of MarinaBlue, but remember it will get taller!!
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_1467.jpg

Another picture of 900 Biscayne
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_1470.jpg

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jun 30, 2007, 5:43 PM
how tall is 900 biscayne going to be?

coruna
Jun 30, 2007, 5:48 PM
how tall is 900 biscayne going to be?

712 feet with 65 floors when completed.

MasonsInquiries
Jul 2, 2007, 4:36 AM
cranes up ALL OVER the place in miami. at one point, i believe i saw nearly 45 cranes up @ once. wow!

FernandoZ
Jul 8, 2007, 2:16 PM
cranes up ALL OVER the place in miami. at one point, i believe i saw nearly 45 cranes up @ once. wow!

Yes!!! it's all so impressive.

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jul 13, 2007, 11:49 PM
The newest Renderings of the Empire World Towers
that means this project is not dead and because of the new height limits in downtown Miami this project is still going to be in the 1000's

http://www.kobikarp.com/images/ewt01.jpg

Dale
Jul 14, 2007, 1:44 AM
How many 1000's of feet ? ;)

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jul 14, 2007, 10:14 PM
the new height limit in downtown is 1010' so its going to be within that range
before downtwon was 949'

thedirector
Jul 14, 2007, 10:43 PM
Let's Hope for this and OBP and the others to fill in that gap on the Wall. "LET'S GO CRANES" as chuckscraper would say.

EAINMIAMI
Jul 20, 2007, 7:50 PM
I ran across this article on Miami's condo glut , here is a link :

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20670001&refer=&sid=a4qa.rYTWyYA

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jul 28, 2007, 11:15 PM
THE IMPACT 50 BISCAYNE HAS ON THE SKYLINE
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1236/936041766_346a0b3ff2_o.jpg

brickell
Jul 29, 2007, 5:36 AM
has not.

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jul 31, 2007, 9:37 PM
FECR RECEIVES MUSP APPROVAL FOR ONE BAYFRONT PLAZA

Landmark project to be Miami’s tallest building

MIAMI, Fla. (July 25, 2007) – Florida East Coast Realty, Inc. (FECR) has received the City of Miami Major Use Special Permit (MUSP) for One Bayfront Plaza, a $1.8 billion development to include two 70 -story mixed-use towers at 100 S. Biscayne Blvd. in downtown Miami. The combined project will comprise two million square feet of rentable office space, 112,000 square feet of retail space and a four-star convention hotel with 850 rooms and 120,000 square feet of exhibition and banquet facilities overlooking Biscayne Bay and Bayfront Park. The property is to break ground in 2011 and should take approximately three years to build.

The signature design by TERRA Architecture will be matched only by the building’s size; the tower is poised to be the tallest building in Miami, at 1,049 feet. Unique will be its steel structure with fluid dampers to absorb wind gusts and its Green designation by LEED. It will also be the first hotel to be built north of the Miami River in 25 years.

“We have a vision for an icon,” said Tibor Hollo, Miami business and community leader and FECR company chairman and president. “As part of my legacy, I want to leave this city with a high-profile building on par with the Chrysler building in New York or the Sears Tower in Chicago, a tower that is home to major banks and law firms.”

Philip Dahan, FECR vice president, added, “MUSP approval confirms that the municipality recognizes the need for downtown to have a signature building that is functional in its multi uses. The futuristic features, pedestrian bridge and minimal environmental and traffic impact will all contribute to a new way of life for this city.”

FECR is also currently developing 2020 Ponce, a premier office condominium in downtown Coral Gables.

FECR was founded 55 years ago and is now co-managed by Hollo’s two sons, Jerome and Wayne. Since inception, FECR has built over 55 million square feet of landmark residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental properties and marinas. Among them are Rivergate Plaza, a mixed-use office tower in Brickell; Opera Tower; Bay Parc Plaza, downtown's premier rental building; and The Club at Brickell Bay. Hollo is also hailed for the development of a significant portion of the Venetia/Grand area, now part of the Arts District, just north of downtown Miami.

A community and business leader that has been integral in changing Miami’s skyline, Hollo was recently honored by the House of Representatives for his contribution to Miami’s growth. In 2006, Catholic Charities Legal Services and the Archdiocese of Miami presented Hollo with the New American Award, which recognizes individual immigrants’ contributions to society; and Florida East Coast Realty was honored by “South Florida CEO” magazine as Best Condo Developer.

FECR is headquartered at 100 South Biscayne Blvd, Suite 900, Miami, FL 33131. Tel: (305) 358-7710. For more information, visit www.fecr.com.
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http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h111/creggy/futurebayfront-2.jpg

BAYFRONT PLAZA IS THE TALLEST BULDING IN THIS PICTURE AND THE ORANGE BUILDINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

GREGGYMIAMI305
Jul 31, 2007, 9:40 PM
This Project Is Serious And The Reason It Will Breakground In Three Years Is Because They Have To Destroy The Bank That Sit On The Property

Complex01
Aug 1, 2007, 2:38 PM
That rendering looks awesome. Yeah this one will be fun watching...

:yes:

GREGGYMIAMI305
Aug 1, 2007, 5:34 PM
it will be fun watching but its going to take six years to be completed

colemonkee
Aug 1, 2007, 6:55 PM
That night shot of 50 Biscayne in the skyline is awesome.

coruna
Aug 2, 2007, 6:49 PM
Here are a few aerial photos of Miami which I took recently from an airplane.......

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2881.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2882.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2883.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2883.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2880.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2885.jpg

GREGGYMIAMI305
Aug 2, 2007, 7:21 PM
Nice !!!!......but You Should Have Used A Better Camera

coruna
Aug 2, 2007, 9:55 PM
Nice !!!!......but You Should Have Used A Better Camera

Yeah I know some of them are blurry....I didn't know I was going to have that opportunity because usually when coming from Europe you come in north of downtown, and then land from the west....this time we came in from the south....so I was unprepared. Also the plane windows were somewhat foggy and it was in motion....you see the result.

kevin22
Aug 4, 2007, 1:45 PM
:previous: awsome pics coruna

coruna
Aug 4, 2007, 6:26 PM
Here are some more pictures.....

these first few are from the runway at MIA

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2904.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2905.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2906.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2907.jpg

these below are from driving on I-95 yesterday

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2957.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2958.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2959.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2960.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2968.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2962.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2963.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2964.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2965.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2956.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2955.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2966.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2967.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2969.jpg

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2970-1.jpg

And here is the Bank of America Tower at night, lit in yellow (it's not that great of a picture, but the tower is in yellow and you can see part of it)
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x312/coruna-miami/100_2971.jpg

GREGGYMIAMI305
Aug 4, 2007, 9:27 PM
Nice Pics!!!!.....i Never Knew Miami Looked Like That From The Airport...nice Spread Out Skyline.....

brickell
Aug 5, 2007, 4:46 AM
Coruna, just post a picture thread if you need to, but please don't crowd this thread with them.

NewAtlantisMiami
Aug 5, 2007, 5:38 AM
Yeah I know some of them are blurry....I didn't know I was going to have that opportunity because usually when coming from Europe you come in north of downtown, and then land from the west....this time we came in from the south....so I was unprepared. Also the plane windows were somewhat foggy and it was in motion....you see the result.

CORUNA, NOW YOU LISTEN TO ME! GREAT JOB WITH WHAT YOU HAD TO WORK WITH! YOU SEIZED THE MOMENT AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY! AND I'M GLAD YOU POSTED THE PICS WHERE I SO EASILY CAME ACROSS THEM IN SPITE OF "CROWDING THE THREAD!";) ;) :tup: :tup: :tup:

Complex01
Aug 6, 2007, 4:52 PM
Nice updates, and please KEEP POSTING THEM HERE, you are doing a great job. Nice to see someone out there providing some awesome updates...

:yes:

coruna
Aug 6, 2007, 5:11 PM
Check out this photo thread with my pics from yesterday (they're new...have not been posted here yet).

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=135956

GREGGYMIAMI305
Aug 8, 2007, 8:51 PM
nice pics..

MiamiSpartan
Aug 16, 2007, 12:54 PM
I wasn't crazy about Bayfront Plaza when I first saw renderings, but now seeing it in it's place in the skyline, I'm really looking forward to seeing it go up!

GREGGYMIAMI305
Aug 16, 2007, 7:15 PM
The Position Is Nice But I Think If Bayfront Plaza Switched Places With Met3 It Would Be Alot Better.....

blueb73
Aug 19, 2007, 4:35 AM
Perhaps its already been asked and I missed it, but how many of these gorgeous condo's are going to sit empty most of the year?

How many are just being bought as weekend homes buy some rich guy/gal?

As nice as they look, if they arent full yr round with locals, seems to be missing the point.

NewAtlantisMiami
Aug 19, 2007, 6:23 AM
Perhaps its already been asked and I missed it, but how many of these gorgeous condo's are going to sit empty most of the year?

How many are just being bought as weekend homes buy some rich guy/gal?

As nice as they look, if they arent full yr round with locals, seems to be missing the point.

THIS IS MIAMI!!! THAT IS PRECISELY THE POINT!!!:cool: :tup:

FernandoZ
Aug 24, 2007, 12:44 AM
CORUNA, NOW YOU LISTEN TO ME! GREAT JOB WITH WHAT YOU HAD TO WORK WITH! YOU SEIZED THE MOMENT AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY! AND I'M GLAD YOU POSTED THE PICS WHERE I SO EASILY CAME ACROSS THEM IN SPITE OF "CROWDING THE THREAD!";) ;) :tup: :tup: :tup:

I agree! It would nice to see more pictures... thanks Coruna!

SonnyinMiami
Aug 24, 2007, 6:33 AM
Awesome Job, Coruna..., The pics is what it's all about..., A visual testament to the progress being made..., Keep 'em coming...,

GREGGYMIAMI305
Aug 25, 2007, 7:42 PM
nice pics.....keep 'em coming

bryson662001
Aug 27, 2007, 5:19 AM
Coruna.....do not be discouraged by nasty snipers. Keep up the good work. You are appreciated.

EAINMIAMI
Aug 30, 2007, 2:28 PM
More reality in the Miami condo world:


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-condobust2707aug27,0,2001796.story

Feels like the 80's all over again.

GREGGYMIAMI305
Aug 30, 2007, 11:54 PM
miami will get over this and be back again for another boom in the next 10 to 20 years.

kenc
Aug 31, 2007, 1:02 AM
So the Miami condo market is about to have 48,000 units for sale? Incredible. As exciting as all the new developments are...it will take 20 years to fill them all. Not good news for Florida.

Dale
Aug 31, 2007, 3:41 AM
All those condos can hardly be bad news for Miami (plenty of places to live). The bad news for Miami, IMO, is that this boom came and went without getting up a lot of what I'd consider distinctive designs (and possibly not even a new tallest).

colemonkee
Aug 31, 2007, 4:34 AM
I think we're overlooking the postive in all this: Miami should be able to fill at least one shiny new office tower with all the bankruptcy and credit counseling services likely to be in high demand over the next few years.

BrandonJXN
Aug 31, 2007, 4:43 AM
Either that or open the worlds largest greif counseling center for all the bankrupt creditors. Take THAT Dubai.

SonnyinMiami
Sep 12, 2007, 11:55 PM
Does anyone know if & when Skyline @ Mary Brickell Village will begin to rise..., To me, that's The Most Exciting project out there..., If Publix or another supermarket fills the space on the ground floor then, you practically wouldn't have to leave the building to do your grocery shopping, get in a workout @ Bally's or @ Skyline's own gym for it's residents, have a drink @ Blue Martini, a Latte @ Starbucks (wish it were a Barnie's...,) & so on & so on..., This project should have been sold out w/ actual homeowners & done a long time ago. I wonder what's taking so long...,

SonnyinMiami
Sep 13, 2007, 12:21 AM
Did I fail to mention..., all without driving anywhere...,

SkyReefer
Sep 13, 2007, 1:32 AM
I'm not sure of its official status but there is no work going on at Skyline right now at all. I heard publix pulled out of the space due to construction delays and the interior of the bldg. is still far from even nearing completion. At least the eastern part of the development is moving along well. Cool place to get some food at night.

bsereny
Sep 15, 2007, 2:56 AM
http://www.bryansereny.com/miami-luxury-condos/downtown-miami-9-07.jpg

Dale
Sep 15, 2007, 4:23 AM
Good God.

Tom In Chicago
Sep 15, 2007, 7:47 PM
Wow. . . stunning collection of cranes. . .

GREGGYMIAMI305
Sep 15, 2007, 8:26 PM
lord.....have mercy on my soul....

MIAMISKYLINE
Sep 17, 2007, 8:35 PM
tHIS PHOTO SHOULD BE FRAMED.:notacrook:

Complex01
Sep 18, 2007, 4:08 PM
Man, that is an awesome shot. Wow, looking freaken kewl...

:cool:

MIAMISKYLINE
Sep 18, 2007, 7:54 PM
I found this photo in Skyscrapercity.com some weeks ago, but now I can't find it anymore. If you know where it is, please, tell me.
I've saved this photo because is kind of beautiful.
This photo is not mine:

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/518/936041802c7ba0a4096owo5.jpg

bobdreamz
Sep 19, 2007, 11:18 AM
incredible pic bsereny! and cool night time shot MiamiSkyline.

Atlriser
Sep 19, 2007, 1:21 PM
The construction pic is amazing, BUT over 30% of recently finished units are empty and with each new completion it is climbing higher almost daily. OUCH, thank god I'm not in the construction industry in Miami at the moment.

brickell
Sep 19, 2007, 2:27 PM
You have a source for that?

MIAMISKYLINE
Sep 19, 2007, 5:19 PM
You have a source for that?

As I stated before, that photo is in Skyscrapercity.com.
I also said that it is not mine and that I'm looking for the link.:tup:

northbay
Sep 19, 2007, 5:26 PM
As I stated before, that photo is in Skyscrapercity.com.
I also said that it is not mine and that I'm looking for the link.:tup:

i think he might be referring to the post by atlriser!!!
;)

VA_Gentleman
Sep 19, 2007, 8:36 PM
That second to last pic by bsereny looks like Buenos Aires. Wow that's a lot of condo towers.

bsereny
Sep 20, 2007, 3:18 AM
You have a source for that?

so which pic are you looking for?

brickell
Sep 20, 2007, 1:47 PM
I was referring to his claim that 30% of the new units will be empty.
Now that I think about it, 30% empty doesn't sound half bad. I'd take it. Either way I'm sure the people who've made their millions here over the last 10 years in construction are pretty glad that they're here.

bsereny
Sep 21, 2007, 3:36 PM
http://www.bryansereny.com/miami-luxury-condos/downtown-miami-9-07.jpg
I was referring to his claim that 30% of the new units will be empty.
Now that I think about it, 30% empty doesn't sound half bad. I'd take it. Either way I'm sure the people who've made their millions here over the last 10 years in construction are pretty glad that they're here.

Actually, the buildings that have been completed over the past 18 months are mostly full (90%+). Albeit, with renters, but they are full all the same.

Blue Condo (http://www.bluecondorealty.com), One Miami (http://www.bsbh.com/one-miami), Loft Downtown (http://www.bsbh.com/ld), Neo Vertika (http://www.bsbh.com/neo-vertika), Emerald (http://www.bryansereny.com/EmeraldatBrickell.cfm), for example are all teaming with activity. To the dismay of investors, these residence have opted to rent and wait until the market gets worse before they buy. Now, in 2008 there are just too many buildings to fill up. I think it will take 3 years to fill them up with a mix of renters and owners. :whip:

newplace
Sep 22, 2007, 1:17 AM
If people wait long enough they can buy a whole floor of the build of their choice.

Futures traders see deeper, longer U.S. housing slump

http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN2136792320070921

bobdreamz
Oct 3, 2007, 8:21 PM
Downtown parking lot fetches $5.5M; tower likely

By Eric Kalis
Expensive property taxes and an annual City of Miami parking lot surcharge forced the Girtman family to unload a West Flagler Street parking lot the family owned for more than a century, a former co-owner of the property says. But the Girtmans have more than $5 million from the sale of the property to help them overcome any sense of loss.
The principal of property buyer Gutierrez Resnicks Properties LLC said Tuesday the property will continue to operate as a parking lot for courthouse patrons and Flagler Street shoppers for the near future but could eventually become the site of a mixed-use tower with a hotel.
The Girtman family last month sold the 17,000-square-foot parking lot at 54 W. Flagler St. across from the Miami-Dade County Courthouse for $5.5 million to local developers Armando Gutierrez and Andrew Resnick. Mr. Gutierrez said the partners intend to keep the property as a long-term investment and had an architect draft a site plan to determine the most viable uses.
"This is a landmark piece we would love to own for 100 years," Mr. Gutierrez said. "The plan was to buy the property and keep it forever. We have been approached by people who want to do a hotel there. For now we are in a year-to-year lease with [parking operator Mickey Meyers] and can break to build whenever we want."

A 45-story tower with up to 250,000 square feet and a 250-room hotel on top would be suitable for the property, Mr. Gutierrez said.

To former property co-owner Charlie Girtman, whose family had owned the lot since 1902, a commercial tower would make the site more profitable, he said. The property has operated as a parking lot for more than 47 years, Mr. Girtman said, used mainly by courthouse employees and visitors and shoppers.
"The city taxed us out of business," he said. "It's not a big profit-maker [as a parking lot] anymore. Our property taxes went up $38,000 in one jump, and we had to pay a 15% [City of Miami parking lot] surcharge on top of it. It was time" to sell the property.
Completing the sale turned out to be cumbersome, as Mr. Girtman had to coordinate the transaction with three cousins in Texas who owned portions of the site, he said. "This was not an easy deal," Mr. Girtman said. "My cousins in Texas thought [the property] was worth $10 million. In the end this tax situation and the 15% surcharge was a tough thing to keep passing on."
Competition from Miami-Dade County-owned surface parking lots make it difficult for a private operator to stay in business downtown, Mr. Girtman said. Once Mr. Gutierrez and Mr. Resnick close the parking lot and begin developing the site, downtown will "not have any more flat parking," he said. "People don't like garages — they think they will get mugged. People like to be able to drive onto Flagler Street and find surface parking."
The sale comes just as the Miami Park Authority begins to move ahead with the scheduled November demolition of the downtown Courthouse Center Garage, at 40 NW Third St. Almost two years of construction on a new garage is to follow. The new garage will have
852 spaces to the current 515.

http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/071004/story2.shtml

Atlantan
Oct 10, 2007, 11:45 PM
Looks like Dubai.

kenc
Oct 11, 2007, 1:02 AM
It does look like Dubai, but I just don't buy into the claim that all these units, rented or purchased, will be occupied by the end of 2008 so "all is fine". I love Miami. I think it is the most International city in North America with the exception of New York, (actually Manhattan). But that fact will not fill the 60K apartments about to come on line.

And to be a major downer.... eventually a class 5 Hurricane is going to hit the City, and the value of those high rise units will plumment from 500k to the highest bidder at auction as people realize Miami is a short term investment at best.

Complex01
Oct 11, 2007, 2:08 PM
:previous:

Ah poor Miami, i would still buy a condo there, no doubt about that, love the city...

:yes:

Dale
Oct 11, 2007, 2:35 PM
It does look like Dubai, but I just don't buy into the claim that all these units, rented or purchased, will be occupied by the end of 2008 so "all is fine". I love Miami. I think it is the most International city in North America with the exception of New York, (actually Manhattan). But that fact will not fill the 60K apartments about to come on line.

And to be a major downer.... eventually a class 5 Hurricane is going to hit the City, and the value of those high rise units will plumment from 500k to the highest bidder at auction as people realize Miami is a short term investment at best.

Can I get you on speed dial ? Next time I have a party, and we get to happy, I need to have a way to get in touch with you, pronto.

EAINMIAMI
Oct 11, 2007, 3:20 PM
It does look like Dubai, but I just don't buy into the claim that all these units, rented or purchased, will be occupied by the end of 2008 so "all is fine". I love Miami. I think it is the most International city in North America with the exception of New York, (actually Manhattan). But that fact will not fill the 60K apartments about to come on line.

And to be a major downer.... eventually a class 5 Hurricane is going to hit the City, and the value of those high rise units will plumment from 500k to the highest bidder at auction as people realize Miami is a short term investment at best.


We are doomed ! Perhaps, I should just jump out of my 21st floor condo right now.

VisionMIA
Oct 15, 2007, 8:14 PM
Nooo Miami is doing perfectly fine...
These buildings are made to withstand catastrophic Hurricanes..the State of Florida has strict restrictions especially the city of Miami..even the Windows of all these buildings can withstand winds and impact past 200MPH. Buildings are thick and pure concrete no steel ..recently a tornado ripped through 900 biscayne and amazingly 900 broke the passageway of the tornado in half saving hundreds of people that were at the bayfront who were in the middle of a concert.. these buildings could be bunkers...
here is the tornado vid.youtube.
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from wikipedia
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/00/Tornado_miami.jpg
anything built after 2004 are impact resistant..If windows break thats because that building was built before the restriction..This city has gone through many Hurricanes..2 in 2005 not much damage in downtown..Katrina,Wilma...
If you want to see how Miami is doing as far as filling these condos check this which came out a few days ago..
Miami experiencing population boom
videohttp://video.nbc6.net/player/?id=164848

articlehttp://www.nbc6.net/news/14293477/detail.html#

VisionMIA
Oct 15, 2007, 8:24 PM
another try for the vid of tornado..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svj8FMAUnEg

Paul305
Oct 16, 2007, 12:50 PM
And to be a major downer.... eventually a class 5 Hurricane is going to hit the City, and the value of those high rise units will plumment from 500k to the highest bidder at auction as people realize Miami is a short term investment at best.

A category 5 hurricane already hit Miami in 1992. We seem to have recovered fine from that.

Complex01
Oct 30, 2007, 6:51 PM
Anyone have any updated pics. Would love to see all the new progress...

:yes:

mello
Oct 31, 2007, 10:52 PM
And has anyone noticed the US economy is shitting the bed and oil prices are at 94.53??? Construction costs continue to SKYROCKET!!!!! Concrete and Steel, Concrete and Steel just costs to damn much....

I'm sorry but the picture is not pretty for MIA.... I'm not saying the sky is falling but we have to start to be realistic here. The party is over big time. What will happen when oil is 120 a barrel next spring??

Brickell --- Bobdreamz anythoughts??

brickell
Nov 1, 2007, 12:38 AM
If all they did was finish the building they already started, most of us would be happy. It's been a huge boom. That is already transforming many parts of the city. Parts of the city that are more urban with better access to transit and shopping.

I still don't see a negative.

mello
Nov 1, 2007, 12:45 AM
Right I understand, but is the boom sustainable, or what happens when this recession hits you like that fucking defensive lineman's knee hit Trent Green's head???

I mean Brickell look at the signs, a big recession is coming, that coupled with a hugely overbuilt real estate market that is plummeting could be a serious blow to South Florida.

I mean I know you've got hot chicks with bangin bodies and porn dudes filming in your lovely city but that ain't gunna save your ass. Hey Cali is going down too, so I don't think it is just a MIA.

Everything is not rosy my friend. I mean does So. Florida have a good public trans system for when oil is 130 a barrel??? I think not. So it isn't just going to be Miami but all of the Sunbelt and especially CA.

bobdreamz
Nov 1, 2007, 2:59 AM
porn dudes?....lol...mello everybody has been predicting a bust for 2 years now. Are investors getting burned? Probably but people are closing on their units as we speak and a factor in our favor is land....we don't have anymore of it so Miami will continue to build just at a much slower pace. Prices will drop & stabilize just like they have in the past here. What has been missing in this boom is office space and we have projects breaking such as 1450 Brickell & MET 2. I'll see if I can dig up some pics Complex01.

NewAtlantisMiami
Nov 1, 2007, 5:20 AM
The "condo boom" blasted Miami into 3rd place behind New York and Chicago with buildings either built or under construction in the 400 feet tall and up range. It has made Miami a SUPERSTAR among world cities with the new skyline becoming its own adverstisement on primetime TV shows and national commercials. :tup: :tup: :tup:

brickell
Nov 1, 2007, 2:47 PM
Right I understand, but is the boom sustainable, or what happens when this recession hits you like that fucking defensive lineman's knee hit Trent Green's head???

I mean Brickell look at the signs, a big recession is coming, that coupled with a hugely overbuilt real estate market that is plummeting could be a serious blow to South Florida.



No the boom isn't sustainable, that's why it's a boom. But given the choice of boom or not, most people down here would choose to boom and deal with the consequences. Sure some buildings will have problems, but what's that got to do with the average person?

With the weakening dollar, Miami is in a better position than others with ties to both South America and Europe. Our transit isn't great, but it gets the job done. Despite what you might have heard, Miami is doing just fine.

colemonkee
Nov 1, 2007, 3:59 PM
Regardless of the market conditions, it would be nice to see some photos of the progress. ;)

VisionMIA
Nov 1, 2007, 5:43 PM
Flickr from MarkMetzger2's photostream
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2295/1722087388_9a533a6e3c_b.jpg
Tamara Garcia photostream
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/1748866904_dfd4c295b6_o.jpg
M+A's photostream
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2073/1811942071_2d0ba91b26_b.jpg

Not sure but I read somewhere can't remember..posting pics from FLickr is illegal please let me know and I won't post them again...

NewAtlantisMiami
Nov 1, 2007, 8:32 PM
This latest pic is great if we could see it brighter.

VisionMIA
Nov 5, 2007, 5:48 AM
Park West
Billionaire's plan city within a city
http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2007/10/31/17/710-falcone01.standalone.prod_affiliate.56.jpg
Posted on Sun, Nov. 04, 2007
Builder's plan for west of Biscayne: city within a city
BY MATTHEW HAGGMAN
Despite the condos and cranes already lining downtown Miami, some developers believe there's still gold in Miami's urban core that's been overlooked.

For several years, Boca Raton builder Art Falcone and business partner Marc Roberts have been quietly buying pieces of nine city blocks between I-395 and the central business district.

Now, with more than 20 acres bought or under contract, they are preparing to lay out detailed development plans and seek city approval for the first phase of a massive project: soaring office and hotel towers, condos, shops and plazas immediately west of Biscayne Boulevard.

The project, if successful, could bind together a downtown already revitalizing rapidly but in disconnected pockets, like the Carnival Center area and near the mouth of the Miami River. The patch where Falcone plans to build, known as Park West, remains a scruffy area that's seen little development. Many parcels are still parking lots.

''We want to make a city within the city,'' Falcone said.

It would also prolong a building boom that has included a raft of condominiums, some hotels and new offices.

Experts said they can't recall a bigger parcel of land assembled in downtown Miami, or such ambitious plans. ''It's the biggest project I've ever seen for downtown,'' said Matt Gorson, a real estate lawyer in Miami for more than 30 years who doesn't represent Falcone.

More:
Downtown Miami represents Falcone's next big bet. Since 2003, Falcone and Roberts bought or put under contract about 85 percent of the land reaching from North Miami Avenue to Northeast Second Avenue and Northeast 11th Street to Northeast Sixth Street.

County records show Falcone and Roberts have already closed on about $70 million worth of the property.


more:

Falcone said his team has flown to Europe, China, Dubai, Japan, India and across South America and the United States for ideas. Favorites include Tokyo's Roppongi Hills, Paris' Champs Elysées, Dallas' Victory Park and Rio de Janeiro.

The firm held a private charrette with six architectural firms that flew to Miami to survey the property and make presentations, ultimately hiring Boston-based Elkus Manfredi as master planner. Miami architect Bernard Zyscovich has also been retained as a local consultant.

more:

For office tenants, the team said they're looking abroad at firms with no local presence. For retail, they're avoiding big-box stores.

Talks are under way with hoteliers to serve the luxury and affordably priced travel market, they said.

Falcone said they intend to sell homes for no more than $500,000, less pricey than the luxury condos dominating new construction. He argues the lower-priced units he wants to build represents an underserved market, and because construction is years away, the housing market may have improved by then.

Falcone, who has submitted a bid to build a Miami Dade College building on Biscayne Boulevard, refused to elaborate on other aspects of the project, such as educational components or entertainment destinations.
http://www.miamiherald.com/top_stori...ry/295182.html
http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2007/10/31/17/162-falcone02.standalone.prod_affiliate.56.jpg
http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2007/10/31/17/129-falcone03.standalone.prod_affiliate.56.jpg
http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2007/11/01/13/856-falcone04.standalone.prod_affiliate.56.jpg
http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2007/11/01/13/295-falcone05.standalone.prod_affiliate.56.jpg

GREGGYMIAMI305
Nov 5, 2007, 10:05 PM
there is nothing this housing slump can do to stop Miami.!!

colemonkee
Nov 5, 2007, 10:42 PM
Thanks for the pics! That Biscayne proposal looks crazy - in a very good way. Just when you thought we were through seeing new proposals for Miami...

Complex01
Nov 9, 2007, 7:15 PM
First of all i have to say the skyline pics awesome. Very nice progress.

Now this new proposal looks amazing. If this project really comes to light this would add a huge positive impact on the city. I really hope it goes through, hell i would live there in a heart beat. What exciting times for a great city. Cant wait to see it again...

:yes:

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