Total Demolition About To Begin At Deauville In Miami Beach (Implosion Coming)

Asbestos removal is now complete at the Deauville in Miami Beach, and total demolition is about to begin.

According to a memo from Miami Beach’s City Manager, equipment will be on site today (9/6) to begin the first phase of demolition work.

Phase one will include demolishing the lobby, ballrooms, pool, and pool deck using conventional methods.

Then, phase two of demolition will begin.

In Phase two, there will be an implosion to take down the hotel tower.

Dolphins owners Stephen Ross is planning to replace the Deauville with two ultra-luxury towers designed by Frank Gehry. The project will have an Equinox hotel and residential units.

 

(photo: Phillip Pessar, taken February 2018)

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In Most Cases New = Better
22 days ago

Glad this eyesore is coming down soon. The whole area will benefit from this and other re-developments. I live close by and the whole area feels run-down. The increased in tax revenues should be reinvested in the local community. There is no benefit to the community when it is comprised of dilapidated or buildings that have outlived their use. I agree that investors should be forced to give back if zoning changes are at play. At the same time, I can’t disagree with those who wish the sellers, who let it decay, should pay for their negligence.

Anonymous
22 days ago

In miami, unfortunately, new doesn’t mean better. New in miami is usually an ugly box, miscalled iconic, that adds nothing to the neighborhood. Miami is a hot market and politicians should get better deals for the city. In booms like this miami should come out with good parks, the bay walk, the river walk, better transportation, schools.

Anonymous
22 days ago

You forgot better architecture, although in this case, I think the replacement suffices. At least it’s not a 1920s house or historic assemblage replaced with a concrete box spec house or commieblock.

Anonymous
21 days ago

This comment right here had a negative like, it’s absolutely ridiculous because wanting better infrastructure for the city shouldn’t be controversial

Rick Kendle
22 days ago

Concrete of buildings of that era had asbestos added as a fire retardant. I don’t think I’d be anywhere near that building during the implosion and afterwards.

James Nalgrin
20 days ago

Plus the respirable silica. It has the same pH as liquid Drano and scars the lungs. They made the connection between the respirable silica and cancer after the collapse of the . 5,000+ cases of cancer. An EPA scientist named Cate Jenkins made the connection. Implosions should be banned. There are faster and safer ways to demolish it.

Anonymous
22 days ago

What a shame that such a historic building couldn’t be saved.

Iris M Fernández
21 days ago

I am devastated, been an occupant there as a condo/hotel lessee since 1983 until the fire issue in 2017….my heart is breaking

Brooklyn
22 days ago

It’s a shame the current owners will be rewarded for allowing the property to fall into disrepair.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Should the current owners also “not” be allowed to sell their property no matter what shape its in?

Anonymoose
21 days ago

if a building falls into disrepair and is condemned before being sold, city should get a cut of the sale price. I think that would be fair. a tax for mismanagement.

anonymous
22 days ago

Meh, overrated design. Looks like a shorter version of 8 Spruce Street in NYC.

Melo, the true giga chad
22 days ago

Miami doesn’t care about historical buildings. Everyone should know this by now.

Anonymous
22 days ago

sad but true. Look at the horrible state of the Freedom Tower. Buckled/cracked parking lot, overgrown weeds, homeless, etc…

A great metaphor for Miami’s investment in civic-oriented projects.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Perfect!

Not Anonymous
22 days ago

The towers look sick! Sad that they had to demolish the building for them.

sewing dem wilde oats
22 days ago

once again miami will lose some more iconic design from earlier eras…..the new builds look generic but will fulfill their purpose….a big meh…….

anonanon
22 days ago

not far from where that other “controlled Implosion” went haywire and killed that construction worker. ripped his leg clear off.

James Nalgrin
20 days ago

The same company that’s doing the implosion is the same company that imploded the Sheraton in Bal Harbour. During that implosion the owner of the company’s daughter was over 2,000 feet from the structure when it was imploded. She got beaned in the head by a flying piece of concrete and it almost killed her.

Anonymous
21 days ago

Demolition Winning.

Janis S
22 days ago

Finally! North beach is looking like it will be liveable in a few years with all the demolished lots that are beginning development now. Congratulations!

Anonymous
22 days ago

Is equinox considered a six star hotel…?

Miami
22 days ago

Equinox Hotel is considered 5 stars with a focus on Health and Fitness. Similar to Carillion a few blocks north.

Aman Hotel is considered above 5 stars. But the 6 stars hotel is a marketing tool. There is not an official scale above 5 stars.

Jeremey Howlett
21 days ago

It’s really sad that some people think they can do whatever they want because they have lots of money. The community wanted an old dilapidated building with a nice empty beach where they could enjoy themselves without having another person near them. Also they didn’t want crowds of people running a muck down collins ave. North beach was supposed to be a place where the nice gays and Cuban drug addicts could live together and relax, not the buff stuck up slutty ones that like to hook up in bathhouses go, and I’m not really sure how a 6 star hotel is going to even be possible if you can’t even go barefoot in their showers.
Either way, I suspect the community has had enough of these rich people using their money to do whatever they want, and have launched their own effort to counter this assault on north beach and most importantly the community.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Way past time for this to go👏👏

Lord Humongous
22 days ago

North Beach has so much potential, hope they scale it up right. Not a gehry fan but its cool to see major investment and since Ross grew up in NoBe he hopefully won’t skimp on this one