A demolition permit to clear the site where the 70-story 1428 Brickell is essentially approved.
Developer Ytech has also opened a new $20m “experiential” sales gallery.
Miami Building Department records show that a total demolition permit for the 1428 Brickell property has passed review of nearly every discipline. All that appears to remain is providing an FPL disconnect letter for the old building.
A permit for vertical construction of the new tower was applied for in March and remains in process.
The “museum inspired” sales gallery opened this month at Nolan House, a historic mansion at 1548 Brickell Avenue, overlooking Royal Poinciana and Orange Geiger trees which are also historically protected.
Ytech consulted with Dr. Paul George of HistoryMiami during construction.
Nolan House was built with a neoclassical design in 1926. It was built by banker George E. Nolan at a cost of $28,000, and formed part of what was then Miami’s first Millionaire’s Row.
The ground floor of the new sales gallery includes a suspended model of the city of Miami, a 180-degree cinema room, interactive displays, and a scale model of the building.
The second floor includes a realistic interpretation of what homes at the new tower will look like.
ACPV Architects oversaw design at the new gallery.