Implosion Planned In South Beach: 10-Story Hospital To Be Taken Down Within Weeks

An implosion will take place in South Beach within weeks, a developer has told RE:MiamiBeach.

The 10-story shell of the former South Shore Hospital, which has sat vacant for nearly a decade, will be detonated in a controlled demolition. An implosion permit has already been issued.

Russell Galbut said the implosion is expected to take place at 8:00 am on April 14th, a Sunday morning.

Miami Beach building officials initially denied the implosion permit, but Galbut won an appeal to the Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals.

The South Shore Hospital shell was preserved by Galbut for around a decade in order to maintain his development rights (code only permits a shorter building).

To replace South Shore, the second tallest tower ever on Miami Beach will be built elsewhere on the property, with 410 residential units in a 44-story, 510-foot tower. Also being built is a public park and a small amount of retail.

Miami Beach commissioners approved a final deal in December for the much taller building, which is being designed by Arquitectonica.

 

 

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William

I love that Galbut doesn’t let the beach push him around. Those people are very difficult and they need to be put in their place from time to time.

Anonymous

He got all that he asked for and more. Probably laughs at these amateurs.

Anonymous

This will be a GREAT addition for the already congested, construction-laden McArthur LOL

Rick O'Shea

Don’t they realize that implosions are illegal? They violate both State and Federal regulations of fugitive particulates aka “Dust” Plus the dust is mostly composed of respirable silica which has to be controlled too. Didn’t they read the paper about the implosion of City Hall in Jacksonville and how the repairs to the adjacent structures are going to take over 1 year? How about the time they imploded the Sheraton in Bal Harbour and pitched a piece of concrete over 1,500 feet which hit a woman in the head. It damned near killed her.

Magazine

So you’re telling me a piece of concrete launched 1,500 feet and hit a woman in the head, and she only ‘almost died?’ Yeah, not sure I am buying that one.

Rick O'Shea

Maybe it bounced first. I saw them put her in the ambulance. It’s not like it hasn’t happened before. Like this….
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztP4cDdy83o

Anonymous

Rick you are one lost puppy dog….no other comments except your a freaking goofball

Anonymous

Didnt they kill some one last time they imploded a building on miami Beach?

Anonymous

I was thinking the same, hopefully is a different contractor

Anonymous

Nah. They had a tractor chained to a column and pulled it. This will be more controlled.

Anonymous

This time they’ll count to three before the tractor moves.

Rick O'Shea

During the Sheraton Hotel implosion in Bal Harbour they pitched a chunk of concrete a couple of thousand feet and it hit a woman. It damned near killed her. I think she had to get 60+ stitches. Luckily for the implosion company it was the owner’s daughter so they didn’t have to worry about a lawsuit.

Anonymous

Shut up, just stay clear from it. You have to be the kind of moron who gets hit by a train illegally crossing tracks to get hit with concrete.

Rick O'Shea

Watch the video I posted. It’s happened before. In California it cut a mans leg off. In Australia flying debris killed a little girl.

Anonymous

The last demolition incident happened because Miami Beach does not allow implosions. I work in construction on the beach and not allowing implosions means the demolition sub-contractor has to take the building apart piece by piece… hence why that building toppled over and killed someone. Implosions occur all over the country and it is the most efficient way to bring a building down. The beach needs to realize this and let construction happen. This is why downtown/brickell is seeing a boom and the beach is not.

Anonymous

I was excited to read the report until I read the last word….

POLO

Why? Arquitectonica has designed many good looking towers. This project is well designed and a win, win for Miami Beach and its residents!

Anonymous

This design is very boring and not a good looking tower.

Anonymous

I feel the same way!!!

Anonymous

It looks pretty good for Arquitectonica nowadays. I wish we had more of this in Edgewater and Brickell, instead of Icon Bay and SLS Brickell.

Anonymous

Check out the hideous renderings for the proposed pedestrian bridge as part of this project.

Anonymous

A hideous pedestrian bridge that connects the bay walk and is not paid by public funds is better than no pedestrian bridge…

Anonymous

go to re miami beach. it doesn’t connect the bay walks, it drops one off a block in land.

Anonymous

It drops yo off at the sidewalk next to the bay walk , if your already walking what’s another 20 ft

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I think it looks great you shush!!!

Anonymous

lol you think you could do better? TROLL

Anonymous

Hideous tower. Galbut completely outgunned the City on this one.

Not only did he get a tower he got the *tallest* tower in South Beach. The “park” will be in the shade most of the time too.

Instead of building something urban and integrated into the streets they will have a suburban type “tower in the park”.

Anonymous

Complain much?

Anonymous

Not sure if you visit the beach much, but South point park is rather popular and successful. Shade in the park is good, try visiting one from time to time.

Anonymous

This park will be directly north of the tallest tower in South Beach. Half of the year with the sun to the south this park will always be in the shade.

Anonymous

To some extent you are correct, the rendering below shows the sun coming in from practically the North, that will not happen.

Anonymous

Have you been to Miami in the summer? Shade is a beautiful thing anywhere you can’t swim.

Anonymous

Now that I hear the park will be mostly in the shade Im over thrilled that it will be built! Have you walked much from April to October? THRILLED I SAY!!!!

Anonymous

HATTTTTTTERRRRRRRRRR

Anonymous

another troll

Magazine

hahaha. The park is primarily for residents of west avenue, most of which have pools on the west side of their building, directly in the sun. Why would anyone want a park in the sun? We have one of those, its called the beach.

Anonymous

True