Originally Posted by tdawg
I don't think PrivateDick was being sarcastic was he? Looks like an amazing project. Can't wait to get back to Miami.
As you can see, yeah, I was. It's not that it's not an amazing project. It's huge, no doubt. It's just that we could probably come up with about about 100 things that would more effectively improve the urban environment of downtown Miami than this.
The main point is, after a decade of insane residential construction, there is nowhere near a commensurate change in the atmosphere of downtown Miami. Skyline looks great, street-level activity pretty much still sucks. Building a destination shopping mall with a massive parking garage and the same old residential towers atop doesn't really do much to create an urban neighborhood. It creates more suburbs in the sky.