Demolition Is Underway At The Empire World Towers Site

Demolition has commenced at the Empire World Towers site at 330 Biscayne Boulevard.

An 11-story office building with 132,409 square feet of interior space is being torn down. It has been vacant for years.

Records show that a permit for interior demolition has been approved, while a permit for total demolition is pending.

Developer PMG bought the property late last year for $80 million. They plan to announce a signature condo tower for the site in early 2016. A separate, 464-unit rental building called Vice is planned at the rear of the property

A third, 77-story tower called the World Trade Center of the Americas has also been proposed on the same block. A Holiday Inn remains in operation on that property.

Construction on Vice will begin by the end of 2015.

 

 

part of what is coming soon:

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MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

Yes to a signature condo tower. This site deserves nothing less.

Anonymous
5 years ago

So you don’t think that this site would’ve been better served by putting another park there?

laz
5 years ago

its too much of a prime real estate site for a park., i use to have to look a this building from Everglades on the bay, glad its gone,

Jacko
5 years ago

I agree! Why don’t we ever hear of developers spending $80MM to donate a park??? The city gives so much to developers its about time developers gave back to the city!

Anonymous
5 years ago

Plueeze….in that case it would be better to just hand out $80MM to homeless people walking down the street.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Does Miami have any urban plazas/squares/parks like other big cities, I’m curious?

MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

Before we get to building urban plazas and parks we have to build an urban city Mr. Anonymous, and that means densifying first.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Good point. And when the city is “densified” and all land is taken, where do you plan on sticking these plazas?

And no, saying that we have a beach and the Everglades does not compensate for urban plazas. Every city needs a little break from miles of concrete blocks.

Anonymous
5 years ago

And back to what MrDreTheOne said, “before we get to building urban plazas and parks we have to” get more urbanized and densified first.

I would love some plazas with fountains and statues like you see in other huge major cities around the world, but Miami must also avoid being a copycat with such things. Miami must design it’s urban core with a unique form that tourist will look at and say “hey, that’s different.” But that requires city officials to step out of the box and be bold, take a chance! That’s why I love what they’re doing with Miami World Center. With the Expo Center next to MWC, now that’s being bold.

Anonymous
5 years ago

…This is sarcasm, right? How are more skyscrapers “different”?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Like the old saying goes – YOU CAN’T SEE THE FOREST BECAUSE YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE TREE.

Hayseed
5 years ago

Museum Park, Bayfront Park, Margaret Pace Park