They call Miami the Dubai of the United States mockingly, but that description has more than just a grain of truth to it. The last time somebody counted, there were about 60-something new towers under construction, planned, or proposed in South Florida since the end of the last real estate crash. And that doesn't even include un-tower-like buildings. Here is a recap of much of that new construction, in handy-dandy map form, referencing Curbed Miami's coverage of each project thus far. If Curbed hasn't written about it yet, it's not on here. Introducing the first edition of the Curbed Miami Development Heatmap, after the jump.Read More
Introducing The Curbed Miami Development Heatmap
Grove At Grand Bay
Replacing the 70s-era Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove is starchitect Bjarke Ingels' twisting twin tower contribution to Miami's condo market. The towers have 96 units total, and 20 stories each.
Developed by Argentinian hotel impresario Alan Faena, the historic and architecturally fantastic Saxony Hotel is being enlarged with new buildings by Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster, and an extensive renovation by those super talented guys that did the Ace New York.
One of two new projects on the lower reaches of Ocean Drive by starchitect Enrique Norten, 321 Ocean is a set of two low-rise buildings, right on the beach. The other project, One Ocean, is about two blocks to the south.
Seville Marriott Edition
The Seville Hotel, a postwar landmark, is being restored as a Marriott Edition branded boutique hotel by one of the kings of boutique hoteling (he also did the Delano) Ian Schrager.
120 Ocean Drive
Planned during the last real estate boom, the project that was formerly called Kallisto restarted again as 120 Ocean Drive.
Piero Lissoni's Residential Project
With an extensive transformation, Italian architect Piero Lissoni is turning the former Miami Heart Institute into some haute housing.
BrickellHouse will be a big, amenity laden, palace of a building, squeezing into a bay-adjacent site. It's under construction now.
One of the earliest buildings to begin construction after the crash, mybrickell is a colorful playhouse designed by Karim Rashid.
A tall, slim tower by architect Carlos Ott, this design is Apogee Beach for landlubbers, also by him, and both being developed by Related.
Costing over a billion bucks, Brickell CitiCentre will be big, big, big, and include 5 towers and a mall.
A controversial project by the Related Group because of a park issue, this condo tower will at least have great views.
Porsche Design Tower
Reminiscent of an exhaust pipe, Porsche DT is built around a trio of car elevators, that lead to private sky garages for residents.
Another new oceanfront condo tower for Sunny Isles Beach to add to the long north-south procession.
Mansions at Acqualina
Apartments come with $100,000 closets, the penthouse costs $50 million, and they recently broke ground. Let's hope the money geyser keeps going.
400 Sunny Isles
Another pre-crash project revived in the rebound is a set of towers by Chad Oppenheim on the bay.
One of the earliest new projects to start after the crash, construction on Apogee Beach is almost halfway to topping off.
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville
There have been financing issues at Margaritaville for a while, but now that the money is there, they'll probably start construction soon.
1101 Brickell Avenue
This will be the tallest building in Miami when it opens. However long it maintains that title is totally up to conjecture.
One Ocean will be a mixed use project at the very end of Ocean Drive, by famous architect Enrique Norten.
The South Florida H&M flagship store, opening super-soon November 8th will be the culmination of a top-to-bottom renovation and conversion of the historic Lincoln Theatre on Lincoln Road into a retail space that will, ironically, actually be more authentic to the historic movie theatre than it had been as a performing arts center.
Miami Design District
Developer Craig Robins' neighborhood-sized building campaign has launched in the Design District, to transform it into a land of fabulous clothing stores, luxurious shoe shops, and high fashion at its highest, all in an urban shopping district. It's supposed to be Miami's version of SoHo. Yeah.
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Back from the dead, apparently, the Related Group has scooped up Unika, and old project from the last real estate boom on a stretch of Biscayne Boulevard between the Design District and more MiMo-oriented environs that hasn't seem much activity lately, but could use a shot in the arm. This may be that shot.
Brickell Flatiron Building
It's back from the dead. Oh, it's dead again. Could it be back? Nope, it's actually dead, but there's something else that developer Mallory Kauderer wants to do it. Either way, there's action at the Brickell Flatiron site. Let's see what gets built.
YoungArts, a huge funding foundation for emerging artists, has purchased Miami's iconic Bacardi Building from, well, Bacardi. They've retained that super huge starchitect Frank Gehry to restore the historic building and its annex and turn the ample grounds into a very ample arts campus. Oh, the glorious things one can do with deep pockets.
Mary Brickell Village, as successful as it is, is only half finished. The upper half was supposed to be a residential tower, which was never built due to, guess what, that giant financial crisis thing that happened recently. Now, under a new developer, and with the new name EnV Brickell, it's back, and MBV is finally putting its top on.
The Surf Club
Surfside's extremely historic Surf Club (Winston Churchill painted watercolors there. How cool is that?) is getting an extensive historic restoration by ubiquitous Miami architect Kobi Karp, and then surrounded by a bunch of glass condo buildings, also by Karp, like it's a rare pheasant, served under glass. Bon appetit!
1400 Biscayne Boulevard
The former firm of now-retired international architect I.M. Pei has designed a set of towers for a site just north of the Arsht Center that have are straight out of the mother-lovin' 80s. From the geometry, to the monolithic size, to the materials, we're having serious flashbacks. On the other hand, for 80s chic, they're pretty nice.