Demolition Begins At Aston Martin Sales Center To Make Way For Baywalk, Water Feature

Demolition is underway at a sales center next to the Aston Martin Residences site in downtown Miami, according to Ryan RC Rea.

A demolition permit for the structure was issued an August 12.

Developers of Aston Martin are expected to build a water feature and baywalk in place of the sales center once demolition is complete.

As of June, just 17 units remained to be sold in the Aston Martin tower, out of 391 being built, according to an in-house broker.

The Aston Martin tower topped off last year at 66 stories and 816 feet above ground, making it the tallest condo tower in Miami’s history. Currently, the only taller building in Florida is Brickell’s Panorama Tower.

 

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)

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anonymous
1 month ago

any renderings of the water feature? Exciting the have the waterfront access back for us all to enjoy

Pos
1 month ago

Zoom in on the rendering

Conno Sir
1 month ago

OK Ferrari
It’s your turn to build something in Miami now

anon
1 month ago

They have that lot on Biscayne. Would be perfect.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That lot on Biscayne belongs to The Collection

Anonymous
1 month ago

ohhhh

Anonymous
1 month ago

You guys know that these car brands aren’t developers right. These buildings are just branded

Joe Smoe
30 days ago

That’s at least 100′ x 50′ of prime real estate. I’m certain there’s a developer who could shoehorn a third high rise into that.

Antennae
1 month ago

What a magnificent building.

Nelminda
1 month ago

Doesn’t it seem like it’s taking a long time to “wrap it up”?

anon
1 month ago

Love this building. The first in a new crop of world class highrises coming to the city!

Anon
1 month ago

That baywalk has been closed for far too long. Open it asap to connect it to river walk.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good riddance. Hopefully this little area is cleaned up and maintained now next to an ultra-luxury condo tower/

anonymous
1 month ago

criminal that the riverwalk has been closed for *YEARS* for this project. It could have been accommodated during construction.

William
1 month ago

yeah. And the city of miami should not have allowed that sales center to occupy that space for 15 years. Classic city nonsense where the heavy weights get away with huge violations.

Dean
1 month ago

So, and individual bought land, demolished a massive 11 story office/hotel/apt building, and replaced it with a 3 story building with an acre of open space, and now the Government should not have let that individual do that on their private land??

What violation? Is buying land, and replacing 11 story buildings with 3 story buildings a crime now?

“Classic” city nonsense.
Wow.

Dean
1 month ago

“criminal”?

Wait….are you referring to the Dupont Plaza Hotel & Apartments? Because for 48 years, the Dupont Plaza Hotel & Apartments were on that site, and their was no public Riverwalk.

You should quickly perform a Citizen’s Arrest!!!! Go get ’em Starsky!

WANTED: For the Crime of buying land and building housing with a water feature that I don’t like and not giving ME your land for my electric scooter.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It never existed there before this project. The DuPont Hotel was there, and the Baywalk wrapped around the Intercontinental Hotel and ENDED where the DuPont started.

Lechozo
1 month ago

Also, having this temporary sales center was parte of the deal between authorities and the private owner.

anyoneofus
1 month ago

Finally

BB1
1 month ago

I wish they wouldn’t have torn this down. Could have been a really nice restaurant.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This will be one of the first areas to go under water from storm surge during the next hurricane and then permanently shortly after. What happened to all the project proposals to prevent this like the idea of building out berms? Has anything at all moved forward or are the city’s politicians waiting for the next emergency as usual?

Bryan Riley
1 month ago

While you are correct about our local political posture being more reactive than proactive, that surge protection system project is being led by the Army Corp of Engineers. We will be hearing news soon on that front about more studies probably after Hurricane Season. That’s what we do best in South Florida. We do a Study =)

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yup, when they’re not part of the solutions, there’s good money to be made in prolonging the problems, hence more studies. Local politicians are still “studying” bicyclists being wiped out on the Rickenbacker and whole families getting railroaded literally by the brightline. A lot of studies with little to no action and don’t get me started on the transit studies that all end up recommending more buses lol

Dean
1 month ago

I was just forwarded an Job Opening request for the Miami Resiliency office.
YOU can make a difference! YOU should apply.
The government will pay you big bucks to work 9-5 to spend Federal tax payer money on reversing the tides and building walls.
Things are moving at the speed of government….go get a piece of that pie!

Stewart Benoit
1 month ago

I’m surprised that so many people downvoted you with this comment when it speaks so much truth. I guess the residents are just like the politicians, they think that ignoring an obvious problem will make it go away

Dean
1 month ago

ob·vi·ous /ˈäbvēəs/ adjective
easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent.

This is not an “obvious” problem.

“This area will be one of the first to go under water from storm surge during the next hurricane and permanently shortly after”.

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30th every year.
#1. IF (big IF) there is a hurricane in the next 3 months, this area is highly unlikely to see storm surge over walls of the riverbank.
#2. IF there is a storm surge, then what happens is that the water will slowly drain back into the river and the ocean as it has for the last 10,000+ years.

Biscayne Blvd Way is not going to be permanently underwater in our lifetimes.

“speaks so much truth”. No.
It is an entirely ignorant statement without any historical or scientific context.