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Miami Beach Convention Center Nearly Complete, Park To Begin Construction

Miami Beach Convention Center Nearly Complete, Park To Begin Construction

After nearly three years of construction, the Miami Beach Convention Center is almost complete.

Completion will allow for the start of construction of a new 5.8 acre park being built as part of the project, on what is currently a construction staging area. Opening of the park is now scheduled for June 2019.

Construction on the convention center began in December 2015. The contractor now says that substantial completion is set for October, two months later than originally planned.

The delay will not affect any shows, including one set for September, according to Re: Miami Beach.

Landscape design of the new park and the areas around the convention center is by international landscape architect firm West 8. Photos this week show that palm trees have already been planted around the building.

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Hah. I didn’t even know this project was approved. Looks great.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Saw it up close and personal the other day… completely different place… looks fantastic.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The original designs for the renovation were truly breathtaking and would have completely altered the character of that part of South Beach for the better. See this video:

https://youtu.be/-klvTrVbxLE

What we got is typical Arquitectonica yawnware. Another glass box with a lazy gimmick stuck to the side.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Going to the Miami International Auto Show in October.

Polo
Polo

I think the Miami Int’l Auto Show is in November.

CrazyPumpkin
CrazyPumpkin

Uh no, its in October. Look it up.

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Any news on the Fillmore? Will be it renovated too?

Anonymous
Anonymous

This new convention center makes me feel like i do when i think about the Marlins or Beckham new plan, like it was/is a scam, bait and switch. I will vote no for the hotel this fall and feel like the city could have gotten a lot more from the original proposal w/ hotel, park, parking, before Levine came in and ruined it (and maybe lined his pockets). The other plan was a lot better – I am glad hopefully roads will open soon, but now mcarthur is a mess and its not even because they are building light rail which Levine was against… whatever.

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With your kind of thinking nothing would ever get built in Miami…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Anything about the hotel?

Anonymous
Anonymous

The lack of shade trees in the majority of the park is such a disappointment.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Seriously TNM you allow these type of comments on your website?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Umm, article states the landscaping is still pending.

Anonymous
Anonymous

But banyan trees are needed like in the renderings not palm trees

Anonymous
Anonymous

Banyan trees have shallow root systems. A more hearty, native species would be better in the long run.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The design was significant changed for Art Basel related shows.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Correct, you can find the landscape plan in a previous post I believe.