Demolition Underway At 15-Story Flagler Street Building

A 15-story downtown Miami building is now being demolished.

The property is owned by Miami-Dade County, and was built in 1975.

Last year, the county said it had moved workers out of the building due to structural issues, and that the building was in the process of being demolished.

The property will be included in the upcoming Metrocenter project, the county has said.

 

(photos: Phillip Pessar)

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anonymous
2 months ago

not one that’ll be missed…good riddance! Now the property right next door that literally crumbling needs to go asap as well.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Frankly, everything on the block except for Museum Tower and maybe the building on the corner of NW 2nd Avenue and SW 1st Street which could be restored to its 1920s appearance as the El Comodoro Hotel.

Renrich
2 months ago

Hopefully the replacement will be iconic,lol.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Iconish

Melo is sigma and Chad
2 months ago

Woah didn’t know this tower was being demo.

Anonymous
2 months ago

There goes some good infill.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Love the stone balusters. Hope we see more of these in Miami. It looks nicer than metal.

Melo is sigma and Chad
2 months ago

Didn’t even know this was being replaced, remember viewing it when I waited for the bus across the street as a teen.

SoBeMom
2 months ago

How can a 47 year old building have structural issues sufficient to move people out of the building? Beach sand, incompetent contractors, unscrupulous developers, grifting city employees?

Anonymous
2 months ago

I wonder that too. It’s not even near saltwater. Similar issue with the Hollywood Police dept. headquarters, also built in 1975 and also now has been determined to be necessary for demolition.
Meanwhile, the original Hollywood police HQ building (built circa 1925) still stands and houses a restaurant.

Trolling
2 months ago

Doesn’t anyone want to save this historic and beautiful building? JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE SAME OPINION WITH THE GARBAGE WEST OF DOWNTOWN and WEST OF BRICKELL.

Spacey
2 months ago

No

Anonymous
2 months ago

Thank you!

Denver Via
2 months ago

Hey Everybody whatever happened to Miami Vice and the 80’s???

Anonymous
2 months ago

Riverside and Shenandoah are full of 1920s classical architecture, not 1970s brutalism.

Pol
2 months ago

Little Havana…

Anonymous
2 months ago

Except the block motel looking buildings by the water in Riverside. Those don’t have architectural value. Let’s get some neo classical revival here

Trolling
2 months ago

Yeah some 5-10 floor buildings that spark the imagination of the city… right guys?

Anonymous but Famous
2 months ago

No, Anonymous, not everything in the block should go. I have no financial stake in the Cacique Restaurant, but predictably all you lovers of the wrecking ball miss its value. That is the only decent, inexpensive food for 5-10 blocks around. The longstanding staff is friendly and promotes local comradaderity. But that is not its main value……. There is a walkup coffee window, of which there should be a hundred more. (A simple fan overhead will keep flies out as is abundantly evident locally and all over the world). A criminal walks by and is subconsciously foiled because there are people already standing up, ready to chase after them. In contrast, people sitting at tables are comparable to lame caribous. And yet, these windows are decreasing in number at a deplorable rate.

Chris
2 months ago

As long as they don’t touch Museum tower, it’s fine.

Anonymous but Famous
2 months ago

No, Anonymous, not everything in the block should go. I have no financial stake in the Cacique Restaurant but as expected it’s obscure but real value is overlooked by you wrecking ball lovers. There is literally no food, decent or indecent within 5-10 blocks. It is inexpensive, and its longtime personnel add to the neighborhood comradaderity. But that is not its main contribution…… There is a walkup coffee window (it is abundantly obvious that all over the world a simple fan overhead keeps flies at bay). A criminal is foiled subconsciously by people standing and ready to give chase. In contrast, people sitting at tables are comparable to wounded caribous. And yet these windows are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Name
2 months ago

Metrocenter project. What a joke.

Professional Engineer
2 months ago

Shoot, I’ll take a Melo building over this