The Turnberry Isles Resort is Doubling in Size With a New Art Deco Tower and Convention Space

Miami-based architecture firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe has shared the latest aerial shots of their almost-complete expansion of the Turnberry Isles Resort in Aventura, a project that will include a 16-story tower containing 325 new hotel guest rooms, 96,073 sf banquet hall space and 32,471 sf office space.

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Freebee Shuttles Are Expanding Across South Florida With Public Subsidies. Could Uber be Next?

For the past few years, Freebee Shuttles have operated in the urban centers of Miami, where population is dense enough that advertising revenue from the shuttles can pay for their operation, like Downtown Miami and South Beach, but now Miami-Dade transit is allowing transit dollars to be used to subsidies the expansion of Freebee into cities where there isn’t a large enough population to justify trolley service, reports the Miami Herald. And Uber could be next.

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Downtown Miami’s Upcoming YotelPad Drops Updated Unit Renders

YotelPad Miami, the combination condo and hotel tower coming to Downtown Miami under the Yotel brand, has released updated interior renderings of its 231 residential units. (The building will also have 222 traditional hotel rooms) The close-to-micro-unit condos are characterized by their compact and efficient square footages (somehow they squeeze two bedroom units into 700 square feet, for example) and for having zero rental restrictions. Short term, long term, you name it.

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Donald Trump and The Contentious Creation of Mar-a-Lago

Like everything the Donald does, the conversion of the historic Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach into a private club in 1995 was thick with controversy, with Trump himself often playing the bad guy. In the first few years, there was scheming, sex, and decadence, the perfect storm for a great story about the 1 percent. The latest issue of Vanity Fair features an essay by Laurence Leamer, author of Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Trump’s Presidential Palace. Here are the juiciest tidbits from the story:

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Fort Lauderdale’s Giant Limestone and Gold Palace Has Gone for $42.5 Million

A notoriously gaudy and gigantic mansion located in the town of Hillsboro Beach, next to Fort Lauderdale, known as both Playa Vista and Le Palais Royale sold at auction in November for a ‘record setting,’ price. However, the actual price itself was kept quiet by both buyer and seller until now, when the Sun Sentinel noticed that the sale had been recorded by the Broward County Property Appraiser, and made public record, revealing both the amount, and the buyer. It sold for $42.5 million.

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