Category: Downtown Miami

Historic Downtown Miami Skyscraper, Approved for Almost Complete Demolition, Lists for $21M

The Dade Commonwealth Building, built in Miami’s halcyon 1920s, the year 1927 to be exact, has stood the test of time. Its unique rooftop crenelation, according to historical lore, was due to a hurricane that hit during construction, slicing the building at the eighth floor and causing the builders to just leave it there. Now it’s on the market, according to a listing at Loopnet, for a total of $21 million, with permits approved for its demolition with the exception of the first three stories of the facade.

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Gigantic Full-Floor Unit Lists at Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum in Miami

At One Thousand Museum, Dame Zaha Hadid’s Downtown Miami tower and the poster-child of Miami’s starchitect-designed condo towers, only two of the building’s gargantuan 10,000 square foot full-floor units appear to be on the market. And only one of those two has spectacular photography, despite being sold as more-or-less as a white box, for the buyer to do what they will with. That’s unit 5701. (The other one, if you’re curious, is 5901)

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Incredible Vintage Postcards of Downtown Miami Back in the Day

In the first half of the twentieth century, when most postcards were incredible little drawings in vibrant colors of a building, or a city, or a boat, or a scene, or whatever, it seems like there were postcards of everything. Hotels, even small ones that nobody would ever think to make a custom postcard for today, had custom postcards. Downtown Miami, which was vividly documented, is a great example. There were postcards of apartment buildings, offices buildings, restaurants, and department stores. Looking at these postcards, as documented and preserved by Miami street photographer Phillip Pessar, one can take a polychromatic tour of Downtown’s streets.

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