Work at the One Brickell City Centre site was halted after a portion of a building under demolition appeared to have fallen onto the roadway.
A demolition permit for one of the office buildings on the One BCC site at 700 Brickell Avenue was issued on July 7. Miami Building Department records show that permit under a red tag as of this morning.
A second building at 799 Brickell Plaza is also planned to be demolished. A demolition permit for that building was applied for in April, but has not yet been issued and remains under review.
One Brickell City Centre is planned as a 59-story, 977-foot office tower near-supertall tower – the tallest office building ever in Miami.
Here’s a statement issued by the City of Miami:
(Miami, FL September 25, 2023) – Today, an emergency meeting was held at the Building Department’s office in reference to the September 23, 2023 incident that occurred at 700 Brickell Avenue. In attendance were the demolition contractor, the property owner, the project engineer, and members of the Department of Resilience and Public Works, Miami Fire-Rescue, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Discussed at the meeting were the next steps and requirements for the Building Department to remove the red tag and allow the demolition work to proceed. The demolition contractor and threshold engineer have been given limited access to the site to repair scaffolding protection located at the south side sidewalk of 7 Street and evaluate the remaining structure to assure that the building remains stable. Upon completion, FDOT will open the traffic flow at 7 Street. The south sidewalk on SW 7 Street will remain closed.
In order to resume demolition, the contractor is required to provide a detailed report into what transpired, what safety measures were overlooked that contributed to the incident, as well as what policies, procedures, site conditions, and activities will be that amended to prevent reoccurrence. Additionally, the contractor is required to provide proof of OSHA notification, list all additional safety measures being implemented and adjust site work conditions to adhere to the Building Department’s requirements that future demolition work be conducted ONLY at night with full lane closures, police presence to ensure enforcement and the full-time presence of the threshold inspector. The red tag will be removed once the plan is reviewed and approved by Building Department personnel.