Inside Canvas, the Art-Covered Condo Tower North of Downtown Miami That Just Opened

Canvas, an art-festooned condo tower in Miami’s so-called ‘Arts and Entertainment’ district, has just received its permanent certificate of occupancy. The 37-story condominium tower has over 225 original pieces of art, including, perhaps most distinctively, large wall murals in the hallways, and a mix of studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units ranging in size from 650 to 1,205 square feet.

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Inside Miami’s Epic New “Grand Central” Train Station, MiamiCentral

The huge new Brightline MiamiCentral train station terminal—a pun on Grand Central, which in the minds of Miamians it clearly evokes—is opening this weekend. Technically a terminal, because all trains end here, it is massive, with enough overhead platforms for both the Brightline intercity rail line and Tri-Rail, which will make its downtown Miami debut here. Check out our gallery of photos inside completed terminal below, interspersed with renderings, and a video.

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That Kind of Controversial New Ross Has Opened on Lincoln Road

The much talked about new Ross Dress for Less has opened on Lincoln Road in South Beach in its dramatic but rather mall-like new building, and here it is. Some people think it’s just the latest symbol of the mall-ification of Lincoln Road, others a great place for inexpensive clothing in the middle of expensive Miami Beach, better than the abandoned frontage that had occupied that site (the long-gone Caribe Theatre) for years, or a cheap tourist magnet. Whatever you think, check out these photos of the new place. Yay or nay? Let us know in the comments.

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A Grand Tour of Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science on Its Opening Day

Okay, first thing, right off the bat, let’s just admit the elephant in the blog. It’s no wonder the brand new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science almost went extravagantly broke and had to be bailed out during construction both by its namesake philanthropists and the government. This place is spectacular, and when it comes to science, technology, and architecture, the three aspects of the museum that really blow you away, being spectacular is always expensive. Really expensive. Other issues, of course, included problems with the contractors, a well-meaning staff that may have been in over their heads coming from such a significantly smaller institution, and others that have been covered in the media. But holy shit all that money made a great museum.

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