Photos: Excavation Continues At Brickell Site Where 75-Story Baccarat Residences Will Rise

Archaeological excavation is continuing at the Brickell site where the 75-story Baccarat Residences tower is planned, photos show.

City records show that the developer has made significant progress in recent months in obtaining a construction permit, which is now nearly fully approved.

However, the city’s Historic & Environmental Preservation reviewer is asking for several more pieces of information before approving the permit.

Among the items the reviewer wants to see: a plan showing the methodology for pile cap removal, describing how damage will be minimized to the surrounding cultural resources.

The sales team for developer Related Group recently announced that Baccarat is now over 60% reserved, and that conversion to contract is underway.

“The response has been overwhelming and it shows in our numbers,” said Eduardo Cofresi, Vice-President of Sales with the developer’s sales team.

 

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Yeppers
3 months ago

Stop desecrating holy ground. Who knows how many more Snickers wrappers are buried there.

Anonymous
3 months ago

While I have no feeling either way about Related I do tend to feel sorry they have to jump thru hoops because some group of “experts” in historical preservation have a say in stopping a nearlybillion dollar project with jobs and revenue because they found a tooth….

Anonymous
3 months ago

A tooth!.. look, fish bones! Boy, that’s really something to show the very important Historic & Environmental Preservation Board.

Anonymous
3 months ago

It shows where their priorities are. Instead of saving legitimate historic stuff like beautiful old homes and apartment buildings in Shenandoah from demolition or stripped to ugly modernist boxes, better make sure a construction site doesn’t a snap a pointed stick six feet under!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Experts got to keep their jobs too

Anonymous
3 months ago

Experts?.. Ahhhh hahahahaha.. ahhhhahahahaha.. ahhhahahahaha…

Anonymous
3 months ago

They found a historic Nintendo tape

Anonymous
3 months ago

Look what I just found.. a copy of an old JET MAGAZINE!

Anonymous
3 months ago

LOL and with some Q-tips and rubbing alcohol, it would still work too.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Ancient cocaine is what they found!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Miami built over an entire ancient civilization

Anonymous
3 months ago

The entire country is.

Anonymous
3 months ago

As is practically every country. Even uncontacted tribes in Africa have killed off another and taken their land.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Um, how do you know what uncontacted tribes in Africa built if they’ve never been “contacted?”

Anonymous
3 months ago

yeah well they’re all dead now

Anonymous
3 months ago

True. Let’s tear it all down and give it back to the natives.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Uh, what natives?

Anonymous
3 months ago

The “natives” who invaded and killed off another group of “natives,” who killed of another, and so fourth. You have to go to East St. Louis to see remains of a legit civilization, and with the state that city is in, might as well given it back to those “natives,” who were likely proto-Norse who came via Greenland and not Alaska, considering the style of the burial mounds.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Yeah… this country really doesn’t look the same since Europeans stepped foot in it that’s for sure.

Anonymous
3 months ago

It’s time to dismantle the Historic & Environmental Preservation board.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Keeping my fingers crossed they don’t find another chicken bone.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Too late, they just found an old coconut…

Anonymous
3 months ago

⏳️

Anonymous
3 months ago

Where’s the pyramid and sacrifice chamber? Have they found it yet?

Anonymous
3 months ago

This is sacred ground. They should stop this project and turn it into a doggie park!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Yeah, let’s give it to the dogs.

Anonymous
3 months ago

I would expect a better response from this forum about these findings. I think they should make the developer, not only respect but support the excavations and the preservation. It can actually benefit them, turning this into an attraction for locals and tourists. I hope they do better than the miami circle.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Haha.. he “would expect a better response from this forum about these findings” but not better findings? They have been digging at this site for about a year now and they still haven’t found shit with any kind of significance?… smdh…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Sure. Forget the extra costs on such a project. Perhaps you can pay just one cost of the delay – the additional property tax during construction, or added construction costs from inflation on construction materials, the additional insurance during this delay, or additional interest on the ongoing construction loan, the contractor’s overhead siting idle, and not to mention the Developer is under contract to perform for the buyers.
Ironically, you most likely one also complaining on housing affordable completely delusional of real development issues and construction costs.

Anonymous
3 months ago

And what about us not seeing this bldg in our skyline or the buyers who will have to wait another few years before they enjoy their condo?