Author: Sean McCaughan

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Welcome to the Big Bubble MIAMI. The Big Bubble is edited by Sean McCaughan. Sean was the Founding Editor of Curbed Miami at miami.curbed.com, a position he held for three and a half years, and has written extensively about the real estate, development, architecture, design, art, and culture of South Florida and beyond. You can find more of his writing at seanmccaughan.com. For Big Bubble-related inquiries, you can reach him at sean@thebigbubblemiami.com. For other writing and copywriting inquiries, please email spmccaughan@gmail.com. Thank you.

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Inside the New Science Museum; Tommy Hilfiger’s New Digs; A $5M Half-Built Mansion

Thursday was one looooong day, and here's the news:

Original Bas-Reliefs Lining Lobby of Architect Ken Treister’s ‘Office in the Grove’ Destroyed by Developer

The developer who recently purchased the Office in the Grove building, designed and constructed in 1970 by important local architect Kenneth Treister, appears to be very serious about his or her intentions to demolish it, and has already destroyed the original lobby.

A Hike Down In Villa Vizcaya’s Mysterious Jungle Moat

Vizcaya, the early 20th century winter home of Chicago industrialist James Deering was almost from its earliest inception destined to be far more than just a big house in Coconut Grove, despite Deering's desire for a comfortable and pleasant place to spend the winters and entertain relatives in his retirement. As soon as Deering met Vizcaya's chief designer, or 'creative director' as he is also known, Paul Chalfin, the estate became a great gestamkunstverk, or total work of art.

Art Basel for 10 More Years; Mayor Regalado Loves Scientology; Flagler Street Delays

We're getting Art Basel for 10 years and all they want is another elevator, and other news:

Construction Progresses on Española Way Improvements, Finally

After who-the-hell-knows-how-long of nothing happening to the torn up Espanola Way, one of Miami Beach's most iconic architectural compositions, things have finally begun moving forward with its conversion to a completely pedestrian environment.