360-Degree View Of Miami’s Best Intersection, With Nearly 4,000 New Units

Stand at the intersection of South Miami Avenue and Eighth Street, and you can feel the energy of the new Miami.

Just a few years ago, the area was surrounded with empty lots. Now, the street are buzzing with residents, tourists, and office workers.

In just a single 360-degree view, you can see nearly 4,000 new residential and hotel units, representing billions invested. We captured the following under-construction or newly completed buildings:

  • Brickell Heights 1 & 2, 47 & 49 stories (both completed 2017) – 690 condos
  • SLS Lux, 57 stories (completion imminent) –  450 condos, 78 condo-hotel
  • Solitair Brickell, 50 stories (completion imminent) – 438 apartments
  • Brickell Flatiron, 65 stories (completion June 2019) – 549 condos
  • 1010 Brickell, 50 stories (completion 2017) – 389 condos
  • East Hotel, 40 stories (completion 2016) – 352 rooms, 89 serviced apartments
  • Reach Condos, 43 stories (completion 2016) – 390 condos
  • Rise Condos, 43 stories (completion 2016) – 390 condos
  • Brickell City Centre office towers

Of course, the highlight of the intersection is the mall at Brickell City Centre, which continues to draw more pedestrians every day.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

once the burger king is gone we can talk

Anonymous
3 years ago

Right? That shopping palza totally ruins the vibe of Brickell…

Anonymous
3 years ago

exactly

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah… I was enjoying myself one night partying in Brickell and suddenly after running across this shopping plaza I was so demoralized to the point that I went home.

Please people, cut it out with the Hyperbole.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It certainly ruins (or at the very least, out of place)
the aesthetics. Wouldn’t you agree?

anonymous rex
3 years ago

hahahaha

Anonymous
3 years ago

That Plaza already sold, there is a new building coming there.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why? Aventura and Pinecrest got Burger Kings too. And like this BK, they’re packed. Not everyone wants to drop $20+ for lunch, even in the snooty areas.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s not really that it’s a BK, it’s the design of the building. A fast food joint on the ground floor of a building that belongs aesthetically in Brickell is no problem.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I agree. I have no issue with BK in Brickell per se, but that whole plaza is out of scale for the neighborhood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Amazing growth experienced over past 10-15 in Brickell and South Florida in general.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Brickell’s growth is amazing. A true city with residents, jobs and shoppping.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yep.. I worked in Brickell and not long ago Chicken Kitchen and Perricones were the only places to grab lunch.. amazing all the buildings and businesses.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

Everyone complaining, but no one remembering the awkward walk to Tobacco Road or Neo Vertika past all these lots.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Construction boom happening all over Miami, not just downtown!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I used to skip class to eat breakfast at that Burger King back in the early 2000s. All of the surrounding lots were barren, the sidewalks were broken and covered in weeds, and there was often a strong smell of dead animals. It’s crazy how much it has changed (and that the Burger King is still there!)

Anonymous
3 years ago

Look at those tiny sidewalks and super high-speed radius turns.

So much opportunity wasted.

Take away one car travel lane and add protected bike lanes.

Jesus
3 years ago

Or just sidewalks in general. Cars should be highly discouraged in Downtown Miami. That’s probably why Amazon rates Miami so low on the idea of relocating here.

Catallus
3 years ago

Amazon has released any ratings. Third party media outlets certainly have but I don’t think you’d notice such obvious distinctions.

Catallus
3 years ago

Has not released

Anonymous
3 years ago

Sure….because people living in Kendall and working downtown need an even harder time driving to work. That way the hipster Brickell trust fund babies can get their latte’s in peace and quiet.

AJL
3 years ago

If only there were a 25-minute train ride every 8 minutes that people living in Kendall could take to work downtown. OH, WAIT, THERE IS.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hipsters in Brickell?

aceraroja
3 years ago

“Hipsters in Brickell?”

Haha thank you. Brickell is wall to wall yuppies and other basics. The latte comment has me rolling, like it’s something exotic and not ordered by millions of people every day in thousands of suburban shopping centers across America.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Biking on public streets should be made illegal. Buying and wearing spandex should also be illegal.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is definitely a nice corner… Manhattan south.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Long long longggg way to go before Brickell reaches Manhattan status.

Anonymous
3 years ago

ultra narrow sidewalks…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, and that 360 degree view show just how packed these sidewalks are.

Look, go worry about something meaningful.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Miami needs more quality art plazas, and more affordable restaurants like already established companies with big money that sell quality at affordable prices, we need a Barnes and Noble or similar business, we don’t need a movie theater that charges $25 just for the movie…and implement affordable water taxi transportation…it is not just a matter of tall buildings what makes a city enjoyable…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Go be a socialist somewhere else.

Anonymous
3 years ago

There are middle income workers in the area and shouldn’t be pushed out. Its not socialism. A balance.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No that is socialism

Defamed2
3 years ago

It there is demand for such products and services at the prices you mention, those businesses will certainly come. You should no, however, expect business targeted at low to middle income residents in a higher income area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Just has to be more pedestrian friendly now!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

You mean the pedestrians just have to be friendly now?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Can’t see the video… what site is it hosted?

DaDa
3 years ago

It is not a video

marc
3 years ago

I wish they had stood closer to the corner so we could see the BK and all its splendor a bit better.

Anonymous
3 years ago

lol

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yep the traffic shows as well.

Anonymous
3 years ago

What a pessimist. Geez

Anonymous
3 years ago

Jesus Christ, how long will we constanly have to hear people whining about traffic? Every single major city in the world experiences traffic problems. This is not a problem unique to Miami. Get over it or move to the sticks…

marc
3 years ago

styx

Anonymous
3 years ago

Clearly you haven’t lived in any other city. Good mass transit is a benefit to all. Even you , who wouldn’t dare share a bus with proletariat.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Clearly you haven’t been to the Brickell area in a long time. It has the metromover looping all around and thru it.

Now if they can just do that with the metromover to Miami Beach…….

Anonymous
3 years ago

More like MetroRAIL. MetroMOVER can’t handle capacity such a line demands, and the speed is too slow.

Jesus
3 years ago

Not to be pessimistic here about the progress Miami is making but I’m living in San Diego right now and while it does not have the tall skyscrapers that Miami does nor the density of people or condos, I feel as if it is more of a city than Miami. Doesn’t anyone feel the same way as well where they visit a city with less skyscrapers and condos yet it feels like it’s more of a city than even Miami?

Anonymous
3 years ago

San Diego has more scale and balance to it for sure. Miami people are still for the most part in their cars going from one place to another. Additionally, we are still lacking in that community vibe aspect, one in which the citizens are connected to the city. Miami’s transient nature needs to change.

Anonymous
3 years ago

miami was ranked the fourth most walkable city in the us behind new york san francisco and boston. san diego it’s not even in the top 20

Pierre Curtizo
3 years ago

Who made those rankings, the GMCC? Miami is great, but there’s no way that Miami is even remotely comparable on walkability to Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, DC and a long slew of other older and denser cities all around. Miami Beach, sure, but that’s small and it’s not part of Miami any more than Oakland is part of San Francisco.

There’s enough going on in Miami not to have to resort to inventing things, when everyone knows that you can’t really walk anywhere in Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

redfin made the ranking it refers to the city of miami not all of miami dade county. it mentions areas like downtown, brickell, little havana,little haiti,wynwood,the design district and some areas of coconut grove. miami beach is very pedestrian friendly and it is a part of metro miami dade.i can’t say that the streets of miami dade are crowded but people are walking more than before

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think a lot of it comes from pedestrian friendly buildings/retail and transportation. Former mayor regalado said it himself, Miami is a car city, and planners have made no effort to make Miami otherwise. Developments like Brickell city center and world center will change this but I totally agree with you. Pedestrian sidewalks and transportation are needed to give Miami more of that city feel.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Regalado is nothing but a old suburban fart. His dream is to see downtown Miami surrounded by a 6 feet tall peach concrete wall.

Marc305
3 years ago

I love Miami and I love San Diego. Both of them top 10 in my opinion. Can’t say I feel the same way you do, in the end nothing is perfect, both cities have pros and cons but I love them both equally.

Anonymous
3 years ago

San Diego lacks the international appeal and sophistication that Miami has. If you want to compare San Diego to anywhere it would be Ft. Lauderdale. Miami is more akin to LA, though on a smaller scale of course. And SD will always be in LA’s shadow. There’s no going around that…

Anonymous
3 years ago

How can one city feel more of a city than another? It’s either a bigger city you’re in and you notice that difference, or it’s just a small town and you’ll notice that too. San Diego has the luxury of having Los Angeles not too far up the road from them and they have the benefit of getting that over flow.

Miami is growing, and while it goes through that, there are people who are trying to fix and eliminate the lazy tropical feel that the pioneers of the city from ninety years ago only wanted to capture. We are going to see an amazing transformation in the Brickell and downtown core all the way up to 39th st and beyond once the crush of new residents arrive.

Anonymous
3 years ago

how is san diego more of a city than miami?

Jesus
3 years ago

It has a larger transit system, downtown is extremely walkable, people in their cars actually let you pass, there’s barely any parking lots around, the buildings just seem to have diversity where they make me feel like I am in a real city. I know Miami has more buildings but it doesn’t give you that feeling of a true city where there’s trains all over like here, extremely wide sidewalks, and there are always people on the streets walking whereas in Miami, I barely see people walk on the sidewalks. Also, less cars in San Diego’s downtown area. There is always traffic in Miami. Not in San Diego.

Milo
3 years ago

Not to be pessimistic but who cares about San Diego?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Right? Don’t get me wrong, super beautiful part of the country etc.etc. but when was the last time somebody said “hey you know a city that is buzzing with energy ?..San Diego!” lol! Detroit has more cache’ these days than san diego

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think the word you’re looking for is “cynical”. 🙂

Rod
3 years ago

I moved to San Diego five months ago and I love it here. I agree that this city has more scale and balance, but the real reason people enjoy walking around here is the weather. I’m right in the Gaslamp Quarter so I rarely use my car because everything I need is within a mile and I can walk there and barely break a sweat. But this is definitely a car city. I need my car to go to any of the beaches or to go hiking in the mountains and that’s practically every weekend. This city does have its problems though, mainly the amount of homeless people. The people I’ve met here don’t use public trans. because they don’t want to sit next to a guy that hasn’t showered in a few days. LA natives are like my fellow Miamians and New Yorkers, very defensive of their cities and hypercritical of other cities, especially nearby competitive cities. I personally never understood that mentality because I always enjoyed going to Ft. Lauderdale every now and then. Never saw a reason to trash it, instead I hoped they got better because that meant more options for me. If I could find a way to live here half the year when Miami is an inferno and then return home in the winter when the weather in Miami cools down, I’d be in heaven. Note to self, play the Powerball this weekend.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Average December low in San Diego: 48 degrees
In Miami: 63 degrees

I’ll take 63>>>48

Anonymous
3 years ago

What are you, one of those invasive iguanas who drop out trees during cold spells? If you think 48 is cold, go move to the equator. We don’t you guys claiming lows in the 70s is great while virtue signaling about global warming.

Jesus
3 years ago

Yeah, San Diego is no better than Miami when it comes to car culture. However, they are expanding the trolley system here which is pretty cool cause it works a little better than it does in Miami. It spans longer than Metrorail unfortunately. They do tax highly here but it does pay off in the end for transit. I can’t believe people do not even take my comment for what it is. Like, I want to see Miami improve but in order for it to improve, writing on here, talking to my elected representatives, and signing petitions will make it happen. Just not fast enough.

Catallus
3 years ago

You’re just a hater because you aren’t in Miami but read about it on this blog because you wish you were.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think what Jesus is saying is it has more of a city feel than Miami. When you visit other cities it may feel more city like than any place in Florida. Florida has never had a city feel in any of its cities, you can blame old people and the powers that be for that. Miami the 3rd most sky scrapers in term of height over some many feet but mainly just condos. Other cities you go to have nice brick or glass offices builds, wide sidewalks, more concrete than patches of glass everywhere and more dense. Miami does not have that which makes it different but doesn’t feel real city like if you know what I mean. We don’t really even have a downtown! What is considered downtown MWC area is just now being constructed with more condos very little office space. So if you look at it this way then it get what he is trying to say.

Anonymous
3 years ago

San Diego can’t have “more of a city feel” than Miami, it just has a different feel because it’s a different city on a different coast. New York City has a different feel than San Diego because it’s a different city on a different coast. Chicago has a different city feel than Los Angeles, but that doesn’t make Chicago “more of a city” than Los Angeles. Hell, Miami Beach has a different city feel than mainland Miami and they’re in same county!

Anonymous
3 years ago

No green spaces, horrendous traffic congestion, and getting worse every day. Our Magic City has been sold to greedy developers. This is not progress.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ok well what is progress in your opinion? The train don’t stop because somebody was late to the station it going to keep moving reguardless. So are you suggesting all the development halt until we have more green space and transit which will take another 10 years to buld?

Anonymous
3 years ago

So…empty lots are better?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I have seen that statement a Lot – “City has been sold to greedy developers.”

Tell me, what is the makeup and how does a non greedy developer look? I mean, what are the things that a non greedy developer does that progresses the city?