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Old Posted Mar 22, 2009, 5:54 PM
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Miami: Downtown

Part 1 of 2. Part 2 is here.

I was in Miami last week for the first time. I was there on business and didn't have much time to explore, so most of these shots are limited to a couple of downtown areas: the Miami River and around Bicentennial Park. I had a great time and look forward to my next trip down here.

Without further ado, part 1 of my take on Miami:



Brickell Island:






Bayfront Park:






I think I'm looking through to the financial district; maybe a local can confirm:












I really liked this tree-lined path along the Miami River:








The Metromover crossing over the river:


This is a nice little system. It's free and takes you all around downtown.






Looking over at Dodge Island, where all the cargo and cruise ship terminals are:




The amazing cloud formations added a real majesty to the views:






The view from my hotel room at sunrise:
















On to part 2.
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Old Posted Mar 22, 2009, 6:02 PM
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So many interesting (and tall) buildings. Miami looks really good. Great photos, thanks!
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Old Posted Mar 22, 2009, 6:03 PM
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Pretty and interesting shots.....but i like cities with a little more grit
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Wow, it has been 15 years since I have been to Miami. What a change and nice to see the street level shots. I hope their condo occupancy issues are begining to improve. Sweet shots!
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some great pics

I was in Miami last September (took some pics but never bothered to put them up - too many good Miami threads by other boarders !!) I found downtown was pretty souless - Miami Beach was much more my thing.

Driving thru' downtown I thought - wow, what a lot of empty condos. With the global economic collapse, I imagine there are going to be a lot of empty buildings for a long time to come...
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Great photos. I am still waiting for that Miami thread that has the downtown street scenes.
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Great pictures. The Miami River seems like a nice area in Downtown. Those islands seem pretty nice as well.
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nice miami vistas
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2009, 1:37 AM
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Cool... thanks for the photos. I think the number of highrises/skyscrapers downtown has literally doubled in the past 6 years or so. The condos will eventually fill up (though it will be painful for a lot of the investors and speculators) and they will add a lot of life to downtown.
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The biggest problem probably is people want to be on the beach or near the water not surrounded by cement.
Nice photos, I don't need grit.
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I'm still in shock with what has happened in Miami everytime I see a new thread from there. It's not I'm against what has happen, but how rapid the skyline has changed.........................unbelievable!
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To rocket 1964. These buildings are in downtown and there are no beaches in downtown, just the bay. The beach is actually about 3.5 or 4 miles aways from where these pictures were taken.
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Great thread.
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I saw your previous threads about Miami area, all are great!
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I imagine there are going to be a lot of empty buildings for a long time to come...
First of all, great shots PG.

Second of all, there's a lot of grit in Miami. The city is still one of the "poorest" in the nation. It's not old brick grit like the NE, but it's around.

Thirdly, the condos seem to be filling up quite nicely. Some better than others. Miami is still growing, so I don't fear having any empty buildings around. The total units downtown still pales compares to the growth in the suburbs.
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Great shots. Miami looks great. Very Kewl...

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Miami looks good!!!! the transformation is nothing short of amazing!!!
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I think I'm looking through to the financial district; maybe a local can confirm:

You are looking through to the Brickell Financial District/Brickell Avenue area and to what is Florida's tallest building, the 789ft Four Seasons Hotel & Tower (which is the highest residential building south of New York City) You are standing in the "Central Business District".

Great Pictures!
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