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)