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Brickell 2007 Vs. Brickell 2018 - See How Fast The Skyline Has Transformed

Brickell 2007 Vs. Brickell 2018 – See How Fast The Skyline Has Transformed

In 2007, Google sent their Street View car to photograph Brickell, which was nearing the end of a construction boom.

Those photographs show what appeared to be a somewhat sleepy area being transformed. High rises were sprouting across the landscape, including two at 500 Brickell, and three at Icon Brickell across the street. Also under construction were three towers at the Riverfront complex – Wind, Mint, and Ivy, with recently completed developments including the twin-tower Plaza at Brickell complex, the twin-tower Brickell on the River, twin towers at the 1060 Brickell complex, and the Four Seasons tower (completed four years earlier in 2003).

Fast forward to March 2018 when Google sent their Street View camera through the intersection of South Miami Avenue and Southwest 8th Street.

At least 5,000 additional residential units are now either under construction or recently completed within view of this intersection alone, along with hotel and office towers. That’s on top of all the development completed during the last boom.

The new projects that can be seen near this intersection include Brickell City Centre, with a shopping mall, six towers of residential, hotel and retail. Nearby is SLS Lux, Brickell Heights 1 & 2, Solitair Brickell, Brickell Flatiron, 1010 Brickell, 1100 Millecento, Echo Brickell, Panorama Tower, MyBrickell, and others.

For a complete 360 view of the transformation, see below.

 

Previously360-Degree View Of Miami’s Best Intersection, With Nearly 4,000 New Units

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Thousands of new residents.

Zero additional rail lines.
Zero protected bike lanes.

No vision.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Geezzz.. that whine is getting very stale.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Who’s whining, yours?

Gene
Gene

It’s just about making the city better. What’s wrong with that?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’ll tell you what Gene, research past articles in The Next Miami and count how many times the mention of Rail and Bike Lanes are brought up no matter what the article is talking about.

edgewater resident
edgewater resident

Agreed. Miami has no vision whatsoever for it’s residents and it’s future, but it’s ok it will be underwater soon.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s not about having no vision.. it’s about bringing up rail and bike lanes over an over an over as if these things will suddenly appear because, whoever, mentioned it again. When we’ve seen someone mention it once, twice, three times then it becomes “okay, we heard you,” bickering about it again is pointless.

Anonymous
Anonymous

if you don’t live in miami then u have no obligation to contribute an opinion on the matter

Reality
Reality

One climate ribbon. WINNING.

Anonymous
Anonymous

And More highways in the suburbs

Anonymous
Anonymous

For the record, I’m all for metro transit expansion, however, in the suburbs they have also pushed further west and south. From Kendall to Homestead the amount of apartments complexes in the suburbs are creating mini cities out west and south…

Anonymous
Anonymous

How about, Zero Schools!.

Anonymous
Anonymous

In the case of this particular post, development is happening within two blocks of Metrorail and Metromover stations.

I would also like to see more rail extending to other areas, but I am encouraged to see development being built close to existing infrastructure instead of out West like Doral.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Zero additional people on bikes.

Have a problem with it? Start a bike lane start-up and do something about it. Not just complain.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The best area will be Park West soon!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Amazing

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks Swire!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

2027 is going to be crazy!

David
David

Thousand of new residents no new infrastructure chaotic traffic jams not even the lights are synchronized

NanFromBrickell
NanFromBrickell

Where are the parks and other green areas?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miamians hate trees!!

Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson

It’s a well thought out design that we enjoy.

Major complain is aggressive and annoying Saks sign…strobe LED flashing that increases in intensity with distance. Should not be allowed. So inconsiderate and impossible to enjoy night scenes. Not in original plan. Where are you City of Miami Planning department?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Smart highways and automation will leave the idea of mass transit in the last century. We live in the 21st century. Think like it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

😂 This must be Mayor Giménez. ☝️

A. Nonymous
A. Nonymous

If it’s still one person per vehicle and they’re the same size as now, we might still exceed roadway capacity

Anonymous
Anonymous

You are more right than people realize.