It looks like the first of the Design District's new rooftop gardens, part of the neighborhood-wide reconstruction project to make the District suitable for the likes of Louis Vuitton and Hermes, is being installed, and with some pretty large foliage too. Even a tree.
The ongoing saga of the Design District rebuilding, on the heels of news that seemingly every LVMH brand currently at Bal Harbour Shops is uprooting and springing into the neighborhood, has been swathed in mystery, with only snibbets of the master plan leaking out, and construction beginning in various parts of the district. About a month ago, Oak Plaza was demolished, and before that the Design District pedestrian bridge came down. In other places, DACRA, the largest landowner in the district, and the force behind most of the new changes, has been recladding a building here, or renovating one there. This roof garden, topping out an infill project on the old Enea Bamboo Garden site (which we're very sad to see go), is the first notable new feature of the master plan to be completed.
· Finally, DACRA' Plans for the Design District [Suntanned Mumford, Via Curbed Miami]
· Design District Pedestrian Bridge Comes Down [Miami New Times]
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