Photos: Pedestrian Experience At Ugo Colombo’s Newly Completed 64-Story Brickell Flatiron, The Fourth Tallest Tower In Miami

Developer Ugo Colombo obtained a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy last month for his 64-story Brickell Flatiron tower, marking substantial completion of construction.

Flatiron became the fourth tallest tower ever built in Miami at 736 feet above ground.

In total, 527 condo units were built, and 95 percent have already been sold. At ground level, a London-based Japanese restaurant (rumored to be Sexy Fish) will soon open.

The project is built in one of the busiest areas for pedestrians in Miami. Here’s a look at the pedestrian experience on all sides of the new tower (photos were taken last month before a TCO was issued and just hours after construction barriers were removed):

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

I don’t understand how the City of Miami could have approved these plans with these narrow sidewalks.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Because they are not narrow at all.
The photographer tried very hard to make it look that way.
Hes trolling the dopes that whine about sidewalks and parking structures.

Anonymous
1 year ago

What? Whether the whole sidewalk or parts are narrow doesn’t matter – those pictures clearly show narrow sections.

Anonymous
1 year ago

not only narrow but with giant planters in the middle……fail

Anonymous
1 year ago

Walk it like I did.
Those pictures are of the paths that are part of the condo property. The POV of the “photographer” is on the path, not the sidewalk.

Don’t be fooled. You CANNOT get a “pedestrian experience” by looking at pictures on TNM. It should be that you get a “pedestrian experience” by experiencing it as you walk as a pedestrian.

This is pedestrian journalism.

Anonymous
1 year ago

How’s that giant driveway and garage going to help the “experience “?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Said the developer

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah, and those “dopes” are the people that know a thing or two about good urbanism.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Because we need roads and drive ins for cars, not sidewalks.
I know it’s counterintuitive but it’s the focus.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Not to mention giant Metromover bridges looming over parts of these streets.

Anonymous
1 year ago

And this attitude is why Miami will never be a great city. In the most dense part of the City of Miami, precisely where cars should not be prioritized, you still have drivers whining that their needs are the most important.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Having lived and worked in Brickell for over 20 years, I know that it is great and getting better.

I have never seen a post from drivers whining.

The whining comes from dopey bureaucrats, academics, and anti-free marketers hell bent on Central Planning to foist their anointed vision of a car less society on others.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Are you kidding me. Every time I read a TNM article there’s a car lover in the comments whining about lack of roads and parking in downtown. Learn to use the metrorail dude!

Anonymous
1 year ago

The fact is, Flatiron has better sidewalks than there were before. Better greenery than there was before, and now there are 527+ new units paying property taxes to Miami-Dade County.

Many more people are benefiting than before, but some fools are so dense that they cant/wont see it that way.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Apparently you don’t read the TNM very much or at all if you read “comments whining about lack of roads and parking in downtown.”

Brickellite
1 year ago

Love the project and Brickell, however the sidewalk issue is more of a concern due to the density and the scooters..really need to keep the scooters off the sidewalk. Only true beginners should be on the sidewalks,these guys whipping by should be on the roads…we need some enforcement..but, we are still the Best Spot in All Florida…

Anonymous
1 year ago

The sidewalks are not a concern for me, my family, or my neighbors. The only dopes whining about the sidewalks are the people on this forum.

If you don’t like the sidewalks in Brickell, just stay in Kendaleah, Edgewater, or Wynwood.

Anonymous
1 year ago

How do you know the only people whining about the sidewalks are on this forum…

Anonymous
1 year ago

I don’t for sure. Call it an educated guess. I walk these sidewalks nearly every day that I’m in town.
I have NEVER heard a neighbor, or even random people whining about sidewalks. Never.
Homeless people laying on sidewalks, yes.
Cars blocking the box during rush hour, yes.
The hippies on their monthly bicycle pilgrimage to the wealthy neighborhoods, yes.

The most negative comments that you read or hear about Brickell come from this forum.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I think the people whining about the sidewalks are the people who want to live in dense areas that aren’t overrun by cars, which would not include Kendaleah.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The sidewalk on 10th is pitiful

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah, all those people in the picture we see on it trying to squeeze by each other is a crying shame.

Anon
1 year ago

The fences were removed hours prior, so most people don’t detour to a construction zone. The sidewalk in front of Delores/SoCal/Mister 01 is a cluttered mess, people will be all over the new sidewalk on this side of the street.

Anonymous
1 year ago

There is no sidewalk on 10th, it is an annexed driveway….look at the pavers that were added at the Flatiron’s expense.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Tiny sidewalk superwide dirveway. /Thread

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami winning

Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow. Great photos TNM!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Not much of an experience.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Flatiron will never get built…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah.. neither will the Aston Martin building.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Gee, where would this site be if it weren’t for the “sidewalk and tree” crybabies?

Anonymous
1 year ago

God forbid people want the best for their city

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hopefully some day, those cries are heard

Anonymous
1 year ago

“In total, 527 condo units were built, and 95 percent have already been sold.”

It appears that the people who brought into this building aren’t wasting a tear about those sidewalks like you and others.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Definitely a far cry from the sidewalks of walkable cities like NYC and Chicago. But, who are we? Let’s get in our leased cars and drive and park and drive…….Who cares? We are only here for a few weeks out of the year.

Maria
1 year ago

Where is the experience? Those sidewalks are missing the other half and still missing the cycling path

Anonymous
1 year ago

“Busiest areas for pedestrians” Insert three foot sidewalks LOL

Anonymous
1 year ago

WHY DO WE KEEP ADDING TREES TO THE MIDDLE OF SIDEWALKS IN BRICKELL!?!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Won’t be so pretty once the construction is in full swing at the Citizen M hotel site as well as the Virgin Hotel site next year. And let’s not forget once all those damn scooters are left littered all on the sidewalks.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Virgin won’t get built.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Pedestrian experience?? All I see is a small sidewalk and a glass lobby. Where is the street activation?

Anonymous
1 year ago

I just walked it…it was awesome! Like the marble, the cladding and the wide sidewalks. You Kendaleahns should stop whining about pictures and experience it …gorgeous building, with great sidewalks, trees, and great restaurants coming.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Gonna take the bus and metromover over here this weekend to check it out.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I just walked by Flatiron at 12:30am on a Thursday night. The street is activated, the pedestrians are miraculously walking without any problems.
Could it be possible that the whiners on TNM do not know what they are talking about, but never cease to talk anyway?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Not only do they not know what they’re talking about, most of them will never visit this area or buy anything near it.

305
1 year ago

“I just walked by Flatiron at 12:30am on a Thursday night….the pedestrians are miraculously walking without any problems.”

This is the equivalent of saying “I drove I-95 at 12:30am on a Thursday night, the cars are moving without any problems”

Anonymous
1 year ago

Okay, I just walked by it again at 10am this morning, the pedestrians are miraculously walking without any problems.

The point about pedestrians on the street at 12:30am on a Thursday night and the pedestrian “activation” is you can be sure that Edgewater, Midtown, or Coral Gables isn’t that active at that time.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Dude, the building is empty!

Anonymous
1 year ago

I guess the building being empty means that this entire area of Brickell is devoid of people living in it?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Neither is Brickell

Anonymous
1 year ago

What is miraculous is the activity you’re talking about.
Never seen it like that

Anonymous
1 year ago

Now imagine scooters down them…

Anonymous
1 year ago

What, no trees at the entrance? What kind of an operation is this?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sad parking lights

Anonymous
1 year ago

The side walks aren’t to narrow, people just hog up the side walks in the urban core and walk slow.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Don’t know people are disliking my comment when I said the truth and most of those side walks aren’t even crowded.

Anonymous
1 year ago

If the sidewalks aren’t even crowded, then how can their size be a problem?