Brickell City Centre Is Open For Business – Pictures And Videos Of The New Mall

Five years after being announced by Swire Properties, Brickell City Centre’s retail center is now open, marking completion of the first phase.

 

 

 

(photos: phillip pessar)

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Anonymous

Wish the tenant lineup included a few more mid-priced retailers. Otherwise, lovely project.

Anonymous

I think today’s announcement of Zara shows that Swire recognizes this and is trying to get a few more regular guys in their to make it a more balanced synergistic center. Even if not, in five years when a few of these ultra niche boutiques close they’ll get the right tenants in their aka a few more tenants that you would find somewhere like Avenutra or Dadeland

Anonymous

Just went there, loving it and it was badly needed for this area!

Anonymous

They rushed the launch of this. Interesting how they take their time to build beautiful designs but then rush the launch and first impression to public. To really leave the entire public in awe they should have waited to finish construction and have at least 90% of leased retail open. Also, it would have given them a chance to test out the climate ribbon some more and see that it doesn’t work as advertised.

Anonymous

In many retail leases the property owner is fined tens of thousands a day if not open by a certain date, especially anchors ( Saks ) Im sure they would have stayed clsoed until fully ready if it werent for this.

Anonymous

Very dissapointing. Craftsmanship is terrible. Climate ribbon does nothing to protect from the rain. Its a very inward focused design with little or no connection to the surrounding neighborhood. They had an opportunity to do something special. But again architectoniqa delivers another mediocre had baked project. Typica .

Marc305

Really? So when it rains it gets wet inside the mall? I am going to have to go this weekend and check it out myself. I thought the climate ribbons were supposed to prevent that.

Anonymous

Yes, There were huge puddles on both bridges and in the corner where Pandora is there was a literal waterfall coming down from the climate ribbon right in front of their entry doors.

Mike04

No it does not get wet the climate ribbon is has a cover above it. You can see it in the photos about BCC in a previous post.

https://www.thenextmiami.com/casa-tua-italian-food-hall-coming-brickell-city-centre/

Anonymous

The ribbon is nearly 40 ft or more above the walkway. The rain came in on from the sides… which is typical for Miami. I was just there and the 3rd floor walkways had standing water on both bridges as well as in front of the Pandora store which is much less exposed.

Anonymous

You can see the floors of pictures above wet! I always had doubts about this climate ribbon protecting the mall from water. Unless you have walls there is no way to protect stores from wind + water.

XoX

Merrick Park and Bal Harbour have the same problem

Anonymous

They didn’t promise wet free mall and billion dollar technology to keep water out of the mall

Anonymous

Hate to say it but I agree. The grey paneling looks cheap and dated. Hopefully the next phases will use a better design.

Marc305

I hate the grey color as well, this is Miami, we are in the Sunshine State, this reminds me of my hometown – Washington DC.

Anonymous

I know right? SLS, Millecento, Axis, BCC etc.. What the heck wit that hideous gray

Anonymous

Grey is in, very modern. I’m a millennial and I love it. It’s not gloomy, it’s sleek.

Anonymous

You’re a lost millennial. I’m millennial too and I like modern, opulent and sophisticated designs. Gray is boring af.

Anonymous

I’m not lost. I’m Ivy League educated, have traveled to 110 countries, and have a net worth of 4 million, including about $2-3million in real estate. Colorful buildings are tacky and outdated. You must originally be from Florida.

Anonymous

You’re a trust fund desilusional kid and you have no taste. Your inferiority complex is laughable… must be your height or the size of your lol

Anonymous

People who feel bad about themselves are the type to go around insulting other people (people like you) You don’t know anything about me so keep your negativity to your own life. Just because someone doesn’t agree with your style, doesn’t mean they have bad taste. Time to grow up and focus on accomplishing success rather than being a troll.

Anonymous

What do think is the solution to the problem? I’m not being sarcastic.

Anonymous

Obviously knocking it down and starting over.

Anonymous

I was there for the opening and I was more impressed with this mall than I thought I would be. The Climate Ribbon keeps you dry for 95% of the mall area, unless you walk out to the very edge of the bridges where wind will push rain in. I loved the open air feel of the mall and how well it connects to the surrounding neighborhood on the street level. To be so angry and dissatisfied over such small thing is ridiculous. And to expect an open air mall to not get a little wet defies the reality of physics. I’m guessing you’re a Trump supporter too.

Anonymous

How is the traffic getting off 95?

Anonymous

I’m curious about that as well.

Anonymous

Are the floors done? Look at some of the store fronts! I hope those aren’t finished floors.

Anonymous

It’s still half under construction, I’m sure it’s just dirty from that. Let’s judge it when it’s 100% finished and a polished product.

Anonymous

Five years? I’m pretty sure Brickell City Centre was announced in the last boom about ten years ago, and would have been a far more ambitious development if built from original specifications. It’s still a good development, and I hope success is reinforced after the surrounding ones, and of course Miami Worldcenter and Brightline are completed.

Really???

City Center was announced is 2011. They originally had plans for 3 condo tower in 2010 and then switched to the current design in 2011.

Anonymous

Really??? No, they were going to build a nice looking tower for the second phase, but compromised its architecture for height. I think one anchor and several upscale stores would have been better than a full-blown mall, as I anticipated Miami Worldcenter for years, and we got the middle finger.