Week in Review: Brickell City Centre Reveals Climate Ribbon & Other News…
Week of December 6-12, 2015.
We survived the 13th Art Basel in Miami Beach, drawing record breaking crowds as well as record breaking rain. Despite weather and crowd-related delays and a bit of drama, the yearly art fair drew an estimated 77,000 visitors from around the world and the festival was a success. [NY Times]
Brickell City Centre put a pause on construction to host a beautiful party unveiling their $30 million climate ribbon. The ribbon is designed to filter the tradewinds from the Biscayne Bay into the development, cooling the shoppers and redirecting rain water to the landscaping. [Curbed Miami]
PMG gained approval to build a 1,049 ft tower at 300 Biscayne Boulevard. This would make the new tower even taller than the originally planned 93 story Empire World Towers that was previously proposed for the site. [The Next Miami] The original plan for Empire World Towers was abandoned after the original developers were sent to prison for tax evasion and fraud. [South Florida Business Journal]
Miami Riverfront land is one step closer to being a more usable & pedestrian friendly shopping/culinary destination. Riverside Wharf would have a fish market, restaurants and a public riverwalk. [Miami Today]
Speaking of the Miami River area, David Beckham finally found a spot for his new soccer stadium. The new & approved location is in Overtown, just bordering the Miami River District and close to highways, public transportation and Downtown Miami. The area has often been overlooked until now, we are excited to see the changes that the stadium will bring! [ESPN]
Moishe Mana has been busy in Downtown Miami. He closed on two more sites this week and now owns over 800,000 square feet of space in the area. We can’t wait to see his plans once he reaches his goal of acquisition in the area near Flagler Street in the historic area of Downtown Miami. [The Next Miami]