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The King Mango Strut Skewered Hugh Hefner, Developers, and Arquitectonica

The annual King Mango Strut parade, which was held yesterday in Coconut Grove, was Miami at its sarcastic best. Check out pictures here.

Aria on the Bay Has Almost Topped Off

Well kablooie. Aria on the Bay, a condominium project which I once called the Melo Group's least hideous tower yet, is very close to being topped off at its full 52 story height, as we can see in new construction photos by Miami's premiere street architecture photographer Phillip Pessar. I'm happy to say my initial impression of the Arquitectonica-designed tower is proving to be very true.

Icon Brickell's Sky Forest Chopped Down for Emergency Pool Deck Overhaul

The continuing saga of Icon Brickell's huge leaky pools and structurally questionable amenity deck, both of which are now having an emergency gut job to make just as huge repairs, is getting kind of morbid. Up until just recently, dozens and dozens of flourishing shade trees originally flanked the two pools and a very oversized hot tub, creating a park-sized forest about fifteen stories in the sky.

In Miami, Grand Opening Blow Outs Are Getting Bigger and Bigger

Over the past week or so I've had the fun of attending two particularly big grand openings for two big development projects in Brickell: Brickell City Centre and SLS Brickell. They were thrown by two of Miami's biggest developers, Related and Swire, eager to show off their fanciest. flashiest. latest, and largest new projects.

Paraiso Bay Tops Off & Breaks Ground on its 'Beach Club'

As the market cools and we're seeing a flurry of condo tower cancelations or 'on hold's, we're also seeing a flurry of buildings topping off or being completed. Paraiso Bay, the first of four towers in the Paraiso District to begin construction, has reached its full height and has just topped off, according to the Related Group.

Brickell City Centre is Getting One Hell of a Saks Fifth Avenue

The mall at Brickell City Centre is opening to the public tomorrow (with a big la de da party tonight that I'm really looking...

Inside the Mall at Brickell City Centre, Which Opens Thursday

Brickell City Centre is finally throwing open the doors to its mall Thursday morning with a ribbon cutting at 9:45 AM. Although the hotel,...

Update on Architectonica's Babylon Apartments

Wondering what's happening at the Babylon... arguably Arquitectonica's first building and an iconic piece of Miamiania? When Miami’s historic preservation board considered the Babylon for...