Demolition has commenced at the Empire World Towers site at 330 Biscayne Boulevard.
An 11-story office building with 132,409 square feet of interior space is being torn down. It has been vacant for years.
Records show that a permit for interior demolition has been approved, while a permit for total demolition is pending.
Developer PMG bought the property late last year for $80 million. They plan to announce a signature condo tower for the site in early 2016. A separate, 464-unit rental building called Vice is planned at the rear of the property
A third, 77-story tower called the World Trade Center of the Americas has also been proposed on the same block. A Holiday Inn remains in operation on that property.
Construction on Vice will begin by the end of 2015.
(330 biscayne/photo via allen morris)
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