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

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

Said the developer

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous

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

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

The sidewalk on 10th is pitiful

Anonymous

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

Anon

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

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

Anonymous

Tiny sidewalk superwide dirveway. /Thread

Anonymous

Miami winning

Anonymous

Wow. Great photos TNM!!

Anonymous

Not much of an experience.

Anonymous

Flatiron will never get built…

Anonymous

Yeah.. neither will the Aston Martin building.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

God forbid people want the best for their city

Anonymous

Hopefully some day, those cries are heard

Anonymous

“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

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

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

Anonymous

“Busiest areas for pedestrians” Insert three foot sidewalks LOL

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Virgin won’t get built.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

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

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

“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

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

Dude, the building is empty!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Neither is Brickell

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Now imagine scooters down them…

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Sad parking lights

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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