$6.3 Million Unit at Miami Beach’s Faena House is Just One Floor Up from Kim Kardashian’s New Place

Watching the buying and selling of units at Miami Beach’s Faena House is always a particularly interesting spectator sport. Most recently, Kanye West gave his wife Kim Kardashian West a $14 million unit there for Christmas.

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Miami Beach’s Most Insane Adaptive Use Project is Almost Done

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, designed by starchitect Piero Lissoni, is finally nearing completion after years of work. Compare these photos to where the project was last December. The Ritz is very unusual for a luxury, contemporary condo tower, and considering the building itself already existed, has taken quite a while from original announcement to completion. That’s because of its unusual complexity, and the sheer amount of work it takes to convert a gigantic hospital into a luxury condominium development.

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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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The Edition Hotel’s Forum is Becoming a ‘Vaulted Elliptical Mirror Maze’ by Artist Es Devlin for Art Basel

American Express has sponsored artist Es Devlin to create an immersive, site-specific installation in the Forum of the Miami Beach Edition hotel that they’re calling a “vaulted elliptical mirror maze.” Room 2022 will be open to the public from December 7th to 10th. Judging by renderings and press photos of his work, the installation looks incredible.

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