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Miami Beach Convention Center Groundbreaking Set For Next Month

A groundbreaking ceremony for a renovation and expansion of the Miami Beach Convention Center is set for October, according to the project website.

Full construction of the project’s first phase will begin in December.

The existing 1.2 million square foot center will be expanded in size to 1.4 million square feet. A surface parking lot across the street will be replaced with a public park, and the parking spaces will be relocated.

A convention center hotel may also be included, but it is opposed by the hotel industry and needs to pass a referendum. Jonah Wolfson, who took funding from the Fontainebelau and helped kill the previous Koolhaas-designed convention center and hotel project, said today that he thinks that hotel has no chance of passing.

Arquitectonica is designing the facade. Just one contractor, Clark Construction, bid on the project.

 

 

 

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6 Comments on "Miami Beach Convention Center Groundbreaking Set For Next Month"


marc
17 hours 29 minutes ago

Old design looked better.

Yet Another Anonymous
17 hours 24 minutes ago

..took money.. Killed.. .one bidder. This all sounds so bad.

Anonymous
16 hours 10 minutes ago

Whats with all the pools and foliage on top of the parking garage across from the city building? Is that actually happening or just there to sell the project?

Laz
16 hours 6 minutes ago

does this affect the car show? which is the only reason i go there anyway

Anonymous
15 hours 29 minutes ago

“New”, (and I use that term loosely) convention center looks 20 years behind the times. Fountainbleu knew it was cheaper to pay off the city council and kill an iconic state of the art center/hotel, then renovate its facilities.

Danny
10 hours 33 minutes ago

Wow one bidder and it is Clark Construction. Smelly smelly. Last job they did in Miami Beach end up with them sueing.