Back in action since its shelving in the real estate crash is the Rilea Group's planned 44 story residential tower at 1080 Brickell Avenue, using previously approved designs by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, on a site that has gone in the intervening time from 'good' to 'holy hot tamale you live there?' The Bond At Brickell will stretch from a narrow Brickell Avenue frontage to a gloriously wide spot along Brickell's brand, spanking, new Brickell Flatiron Park, meaning it'll have (A) a back yard-like green space, (B) views that won't be blocked in five years by some new tower being built next door, and (C) something beautiful for those living on the west side to look at. Sound pretty nice compared to the common view for a Brickellite looking west: the highway and Little Havana.
P.S. Sales launched last week and a third of the units got snapped up in, like, 20 minutes.
UPDATE: Yes, it's a big box with a random-balcony-thing going on and it totally has 007 issues. No, we didn't say anything when maybe we should have. It was because we're friends with the realtors and felt bad. Sorry. We hear the interiors will be awesome though.
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