Demolition Underway At Downtown Miami Site Where 448-Unit Condo Tower About To Begin

Contractors began demolishing a downtown Miami building this morning to make way for a new 40-story condo tower called 501 First, according to a photo and video taken by Ryan RC Rea.

The new condo tower will have 448 condos, 10,000 square feet of retail – and no parking garage.

A demolition permit was issued July 21, and phased permits for foundation and vertical construction are now in the review process.

The building currently being demolished is nearly 100 years old, completed in 1924.

The new tower is said to be sold out.

Beauchamp Construction is listed as the contractor on the demolition permit, as well as the phased foundation and vertical construction permits.

 

(photo: Ryan RC Rea)

The 1924 building on the site set to be demolished:



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Anonymous
1 month ago

this is a really nice looking project…this whole area is going to soon be bustling with people …i really hope some cafes and restaurants open very soon…especially in worldcenter

Paul Petruzzi
1 month ago

Destroying history is never good.

Says who
1 month ago

Absolutely it is, when it is abandoned, overtaken by homeless, smells like pee, unkempt, and filled with garbage on the sidewalks. Tear it down and build something new that adds to the city.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What about the developer building the cereal box with the facade???

Anonymous
1 month ago

It ain’t a cereal box, for once…

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not the building’s fault, but it probably would have been demolished by neglect anyway, or if they tried to restore and preserve the facades, a crane would mysteriously collapse.

Mario
1 month ago

What do you expect are u even from Miami? Do you know the history of Miami and overtown ?

Qtip
1 month ago

This is what affordable developments looks like…..If you want to hold onto everything from the past expect sky high rents….Thats been he problem in SF, NYC. Out with the old in with the new more density helps us all stay in Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So why is Hong Kong so expensive? I agree redeveloping this building for a fine looking tower is a reasonable trade-off, which by the way is anything but “affordable,” but don’t blame some cliche like “holding onto the past.”

Mario
1 month ago

Right

Mad Dash
1 month ago

Gorgeous tower. Love that it has no parking podium. It just adds to the elegance and the fact that there is a market for resi without parking.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

beautiful older building, but the tower replacing it will provide much need density.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wish the new tower would have kept the retro aesthetic but beggars can’t be choosers

Anonymous
1 month ago

👋👋

Anonymous
1 month ago

Piece of Miami’s history, gone.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You call this building history?

NYC and Chicago are laughing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

***MIAMI’S HISTORY***. I guess you didn’t read what they commented.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. yeah, I read the comment he/she wrote. But let me say it like a previous poster wrote – “when it is abandoned, overtaken by homeless, smells like pee, unkempt, and filled with garbage on the sidewalks,” then people like YOU don’t giveashit about history and want that unsightly mess gone!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“people like YOU”. You seem to know an awful lot about Anonymous there lmao.

Hiphopanonymous
1 month ago

Nah. He did.

Mere
1 month ago

For south Florida it is

The city hadn’t even a municipality since100 yrs or so

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is beautiful and it helps creating the density we need but, even though our city is growing fast, I wish we could expdite many of these smaller sale projects to create that density sooner while more iconic towers are built.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We needs hundreds more!!

Jo Mia
1 month ago

Why?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Money talks!

Anonymous
1 month ago

They should have designed the street level to mimic the facade of the old building

Anonymous but Famous
1 month ago

My first reaction: another piece of old Miami gone. A 60- yr old oak gone (l literally was aware of it for 50 years). But at least the typical ugly cereal box is not replacing them. Someone thought of shade over part of the street. There is no parking podium. The old building would have been a nightmare to incorporate. So in this sad state of affairs, with the city not giving a damn, l guess we have to settle for feeling merely content.

Paul Petruzzi
1 month ago

Another stupid decision. This building was beautiful and could have been repurposed and the facade saved. The city of Miami sucks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re great at deciding how to spend other people’s money.

Wtf
1 month ago

Almost made it to 100 😢

Yet Another Anonymous
1 month ago

That preservation guideline that anything over 100 years is automatically historic and possibly protected will probably end this decade since the 1920s has way too many buildings built and Miami was it’s first semblance of the modern city by then.

Master B
1 month ago

When it was a law office is was a great old building

Jesus @ homefindertools dot net
1 month ago

Look at other cities in the nation that can have old a new just as fine. It’s the City that allows this to happen from all of the pay offs that happen. There is no preservation law here. That is why we barely have any culture here. And unique restaurants with some history. Tax dollars mean nothing when city officials are being paid off on underground Joint Venture agreements.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Solid looking tower with a great street-level facade, regardless of the unfortunate loss of a historic building.

Tofu Dregs
1 month ago

Damn! Look at all those utility pavement markings on the second picture…barf

Mememe
1 month ago

Stop the madness! This is insane and disrespectful

Mario
1 month ago

Tbh it’s going to be empty like most of them in Miami

James Kinball
1 month ago

448 condos, 10,000 square feet of retail – AND NO PARKING GARAGE. It’s a armed atomic bomb for downtown Miami

Ronald
1 month ago

Another historical building bites the dust in this city. Under the money hungry developers bureaucrats.Thats is why Miami has no culture. Because ignorant people. if you don’t know the beautiful history of your city and architecture or where you came from you have no history no culture to support what you represent. It’s all this rich money hungry developers and people with no since of culture art and history.. Without that it’s just a pretentious fake hollow facade it’s really sad that still nowadays that no protection for this historical architectural buildings..

Downtown Vagabond
1 month ago

About time. This is going to bring a lot to the area. Now all they need to do is demolish that abandoned building two blocks away and remodel the tiny building on the corner of 5th and Miami Ave.

jerry falwells poolboy
1 month ago

“all units are said to be sold…………”

Anonymous
1 month ago

The best era of this building was when it was built, in 1924, and might have had a classy secluded speakeasy over a smut bar.

Jules
1 month ago

Buiding looks nice, however no parking garage is a concern.