All eyes are nowadays on Brickell Avenue. Miami pre-construction projects are sprouting around like mushrooms and Miami City commissioners are attending one ceremonial groundbreaking after the other. Two days ago, Marc Sarnoff even broke the record by leading three-groundbreaking events in less than four hours. What a race against time! Read the rest of this entry »
Monthly Archives: January 2014
South Beach from rags to riches
I‘ve lived in South Beach for more than a decade now but I am still impressed by the rapid urban renewal of this high-end neighborhood. It’s widely known that this touristic area of luxury high-rise condos has only recently emerged.
Indeed, in the 20’s, the Lummus brothers turned South Beach into an affordable seaside community for the working class. It served as the hub of the city for industry and transportation. No relaxing sunbathing at that time! Then small 3-story Art Deco condos popped up in the neighborhood. Read the rest of this entry »