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Old Posted Sep 30, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Miami is awesome. I hope that this is built!
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2011, 4:51 PM
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MIA People Mover opens

The Miami Int'l. Airport's new people mover system to the InterModal Center has opened. However it only serves the Rental Car facility portion. The link with the new Metro Rail station will open by April 2012 when construction & testing will be complete.



^ Elevators to the MIA people mover.



^ Walkway to the station.



^ Entrance to the station.



^ Inside the station and it looks to be very busy.



^ Waiting for the people mover.





^ inside the people mover trains.



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Old Posted Oct 19, 2011, 6:34 PM
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New condos slated for Brickell

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/1...ylink=misearch

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Miami’s first new condo high-rise since the housing bust is set to begin construction next spring, developer Newgard Development Group announced Monday.

Called Brickell House, the $170 million project is part of a new wave of condo towers planned for downtown Miami, which saw development grind to a halt after the building frenzy that lasted from 2003 to 2008.

“Almost all of the [outstanding] inventory that we had has been absorbed in the last 18 months,” said Harvey Hernandez, managing partner and chairman of Newgard Group. “It could not be a better moment for us to launch a project.”

The 46-story tower is slated to have 374 residences, ranging from one bedrooms to penthouses. Specs include a rooftop sky deck, pool on the 46th floor and an automated robotic parking garage. ...




http://brickellhouse.com/
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So, by my reckoning, a half-dozen towers or more may be starting next Spring in Brickell. That's a mini-boom! Katie bar the door if gaming is approved.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2011, 11:40 PM
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There's an ad for Brickell House right now in Nexus, American Airlines' Spanish language in-flight magazine. So they're definitely marketing it. The render from the water looks pretty cool.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2011, 11:28 PM
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Just what Miami needs...

Miami casino would be bigger than Vegas competitors

The proposed Genting resort is larger than what Vegas Strip hotels offer gamblers — but the developer says that’s the point.

BY DOUGLAS HANKS

Can Miami handle the biggest casino in the world?

That was the question raised Wednesday as local leaders pored over a bill designed to bring three large casino resorts to South Florida, including one by Malaysia’s Genting Group. Genting is the only developer to detail its plans for the Sunshine State, proposing a $3.8 billion waterfront resort that will be larger than any hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and contain four times as much gambling space.

“When you look at the enormous size and scope of some of these projects, it just doesn’t make sense,’’ Phil Goldfarb, president of Fontainebleau Miami Beach, told Miami-Dade commissioners at a hearing on gambling Wednesday. “We’re most concerned about existing businesses.”

The massive scale of Genting’s proposed Resorts World Miami energizes both sides of the gambling debate in South Florida.

Critics see the urban resort scrambling downtown Miami’s ongoing revival and stealing customers from hotels and restaurants from nearby neighborhoods and Miami Beach. Supporters point to tens of thousands of construction jobs needed to build something so large, and the tens of millions in tourist dollars it would generate once open.


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/2...#ixzz1c1mJFi2S
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Natural things are natural.. No body can change it please share more information about the pool building design...
I ma waiting … Hurry... :-)
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2011, 3:21 PM
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Here comes the next wave of condos
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/29/2478900/condo-mania-20.html

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The aftershocks of the last housing boom are still lingering, but developers are once again rushing to buy up land and erect new condo towers in downtown Miami’s burgeoning metropolis.
At least six new condo projects are slated to break ground in Miami in the coming years, with developers promising to announce several additional projects soon.
For skeptical housing analysts and weary homeowners, the sudden flurry of developer excitement in the midst of double-digit unemployment and stagnant home prices brings back not-so-distant memories of the last housing boom, and its epic bust.
This time is different, say the developers, who profess to have learned their lesson and are adopting financial models with far less risk than the 20-percent-deposit pre-sales that were popular during the last building boom.
“It’s time to think of where we’re going to be rather than where we are,” said Harvey Hernandez, whose Newgard Development Group recently announced plans for a new condo tower called Brickell House at 1300 Brickell Bay Dr. “It could not be a better moment for us to launch a project.”
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Old Posted Nov 1, 2011, 5:19 PM
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I agree with the twitter post about this being "pretty much the WORST idea ever".

I mean, does Miami really want to be "Vegas-by-the-Sea"? This is truly an important turning point in Miami's short history.


Micky Arison warns of traffic nightmare if casinos come to downtown Miami

Micky Arison says he’s concerned a casino in downtown Miami will snarl traffic even worse in the city around the home of his Miami Heat basketball team.

BY DOUGLAS HANKS AND HANNAH SAMPSON

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison warned Monday that massive casino resorts in downtown Miami would likely cause traffic nightmares, turn off local basketball fans and generally disrupt Miami’s urban revival.

“We’re on a roll, and I’m not sure this is the right way to continue it,” said the CEO of Carnival Corp. and majority owner of the Heat. “I just don’t know how Miami can handle that kind of traffic.”

Arison’s comments represent the most critical yet from South Florida’s corporate elite as the region considers a plan that could bring the world’s largest casino to the Miami waterfront. It also reveals an interesting subplot to the ongoing gambling debate, since the leading casino operator pursuing a Miami site also controls one of Carnival’s top rivals, Norwegian Cruise Line.

Genting, the largest casino operator in Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom and owner of 50 percent of Norwegian, has already spent about $500 million assembling a waterfront site in Miami. Genting wants to build a 5,200-room resort there, and current plans call for about 50 restaurants and nearly four times as many slot machines as the largest casino in Las Vegas, according to publicity materials and an architect working on the design.

Along with the Genting project, a nearby site in Miami is reportedly under consideration for a casino by Las Vegas Sands.

Arison wrote on his Twitter account Friday night that he agreed with a post by someone who called a downtown Miami casino “pretty much the WORST idea ever.”


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/3...#ixzz1cTUf3XqV
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Wow!! Most exciting! Is that first new condo in Brickell? I thought they didn't construction new hotel. How come?
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2011, 4:57 PM
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At planned Sunny Isles Beach condo, cars and drivers ride elevator home
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/1...ondo-cars.html

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Pull over into the designated space. Turn off the engine. And enjoy the oceanfront view as you escalate in a glass elevator that takes you, while you are sitting in your car, to the front door of your apartment.

No, this is not the latest Disney ride.

The $560 million Jetsonesque tower will rise in Sunny Isles Beach as part of a collaboration between Germany-based Porsche Design Group and a local developer, Gil Dezer. It likely will be the world’s first condominium complex with elevators that will take residents directly to their units while they are sitting in their cars.
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It's an improvement over a parking podium...
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Old Posted Dec 4, 2011, 5:55 PM
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Metrorail Airport station / Intermodal center construction update

December 2011 Update :













guideway leading to the Airport station :





Airport people mover connection to the Intermodal Center & new Metrorail station :





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Saw where Genting might now consider a 100-story tower if the FAA would grant the exemption.
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Saw where Genting might now consider a 100-story tower if the FAA would grant the exemption.
But in an article that also claims the project might also shrink.

Miami casino plan could start shrinking
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/0...could-get.html

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The world’s largest casino has brought some imposing political problems, too.

Six months after Genting Group announced plans for a massive casino resort on the Miami waterfront, the sheer magnitude of the project has proved an ample target.

Critics of downtown casinos, including Miami Heat owner Micky Arison and developer Armando Codina, point to traffic woes from the 5,200-room resort as a central problem. Even some supporters of bringing new casinos to Miami cite Genting’s proposed Resorts World Miami as too much of a good thing.

And the lawmakers behind a bill that would allow Genting’s $4 billion project now talk of a backlash against the company’s campaign to win support through promises to transform Miami tourism with a gleaming resort of undulating towers and dozens of restaurants.

“The rendering that was released was helpful at first,” Rep Erik Fresen, R-Miami, said of Genting’s drawing of six towers designed to resemble a massive coral reef on Biscayne Bay. “Miami-Dade County was thirsty for a vision of economic development, and that hydrated them.”

“But then,’’ Fresen added, “it went from hydration to water boarding.’’

A Genting spokesman declined to make company executives available for an interview, saying they were busy in Tallahassee. Recently, Genting’s top executive in Florida, Christian Goode, suggested the company might scale back the project detailed in architectural drawings. “That’s our vision, but do we get there?” he asked. “Who knows?’’ This past week, Genting issued a statement that said in part: “We continue to collaborate and listen to stakeholders, Miami residents, and business and civic leaders at the state and local levels. The only thing set in stone is that Resorts World Miami will be a world-class destination resort.”
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And Genting hinted the project might get even bigger. Goode, president of Resorts World Miami, last month confirmed that the company is interested in a 1,000-foot tower — surpassing Miami’s Four Seasons as the tallest building in Florida — if it can receive a waiver on height restrictions from the Federal Aviation Administration.

“If we could go to 1,000 feet, would we look at it? Absolutely,’’ Goode said.
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^ Just wondering where Gentling would put up a 100 story tower since it looks like the Resorts World Miami property will be occupied completely.
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I assume they'd just replace what they have there. There's some talk in the article about the rendering being very... unfinalized for lack of a better word.
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But in an article that also claims the project might also shrink.

Miami casino plan could start shrinking
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/0...could-get.html



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We need a bigger version of Resort World Miami.
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Don't Gamble With Our Future

Over the past 20 years, Miami has done a decent job of working to transform itself from a tourist-boom-town with an economy tailored to serve a transient population to an international city with offerings aimed at locals and tourists alike. The influx of international financial institutions setting up Latin American headquarters, the investment in the healthcare sector, the nurturing of the local art scene, and the commitment to creating/maintaining/growing cultural offerings have taken us a long way from the Miami of the 1950s-1980s. Of course, we still have a long way to go.

We need to convince more companies, more talented professionals and job-creators, that Miami is not just a vacation town you come to party but a burgeoning international city on verge of world-class status. Building a massive casino in the heart of our city, let alone three, sends the complete opposite message. For the past 20 years, we have been painstakingly trying to shake the image of a vice-filled tourist town and building large gambling resorts would completely undermine the work we have done and the work we need to do.

Of course, which city couldn't use a few billion dollars invested in its urban core? Or a few thousand jobs in this difficult economic climate? We cannot let the short-term draw of such a deal blur our long-term vision and perspective. Miami's goal is to be held to the esteem of the great cities of the world: New York, Chicago, etc. not to be the next Las Vegas.

We need to nurture industry development in Miami, we just need to make sure it's the right industry. We must continue to develop industries outside of tourism to make us a viable and competitive city in the 21st century.

In short, Miami getting in bed with casinos is like a young and promising artist, known mostly for being in the tabloids but wanting to be taken seriously, deciding to get in bed with a Kardashian. It may be fun in the short-term, but he's not going to gain the respect he wants.
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