A Mini Construction Tour Inside the Miami Beach Convention Center

If you were lucky enough to enter Art Basel Miami Beach this year through the VIP entrance you got a little treat: a mini construction tour through the future grand lobby of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The whole thing, although not a very long tour, was pretty cool. It began in the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, crossed Meridian Avenue, which is closed to traffic and the public during construction, and then shot through one side of the lobby, down a back hallway, and into the convention center. Check out photos of the entire route here.

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Check Out This Drone Construction Video of The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach

I’ve written lots about this project at various publications over the years. It’s interesting from various angles but my favorite aspect is its radical adaptive use from hospital—the old Miami Heart Institute—to a luxury residential project. (despite that, the publicists are trying to play down the hospital angle, for obvious reasons.) Construction is almost complete. Check out a recent drone video, via the Ritz, after the jump.

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Most New Med Revival Architecture is Horrible, but the Most Expensive House in FTL is New and Really Beautifully Done

This baronial pile, called Bella Fortuna, is close to Downtown Fort Lauderdale and on the market for $39 million, and—rather extraordinarily and sadly rare for a new build these days—the Mediterranean Revival architecture of this place is gorgeous. It’s also the most expensive house currently on the market in Fort Lauderdale. But check out these 150 photos for the grand tour and decide for yourself.

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